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University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Also known as "UW-River Falls"

410 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI

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UW-River Falls, a public institution, offers a variety of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in River Falls, Wisconsin, the school resides in a rural setting for students to study in. Enrollment at UW-River Falls exceeds 6,900 yearly.

Students may choose from many areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Agriculture Operations
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, students may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then evaluated by admissions officials. Most students at University of Wisconsin - River Falls scored within the range of 20 - 24 on the ACT. 90% of those students that apply are accepted to University of Wisconsin - River Falls, of which 50 percent choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at uwrf.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay approximately $8,000 and out-of-state residents pay $16,000 per year. The cost of on-campus housing is approximately $3,900 annually. University of Wisconsin - River Falls may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that qualify by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

The UW-River Falls "Falcons" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available may include:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)

Students can visit the University of Wisconsin - River Falls website to see a complete list of areas of study, programs, financial aid details, and more.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the candidates UW-River Falls accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting accepted to UW-River Falls.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English19 - 24
ACT ® Math19 - 24
ACT ® Composite Score20 - 24

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into UW-River Falls

The table below lists the chances of getting accepted into UW-River Falls.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants2,749
Granted Admissions2,468 (90%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,245 (50%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of Wisconsin - River Falls is around 6,900 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 8% enrolling as graduate students and 92% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,000. There is also a $44 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $6,400-$7,700
    • Out-of-State: $14,000-$16,800
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $270-$320 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $580-$700 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid82%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships52%$3,817
Receiving Student Loans71%$6,550

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 3%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, University of Wisconsin - River Falls may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

University of Wisconsin - River Falls has an overall graduation rate which is around 51%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years22%
Graduating in 5 Years23%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (since 1987)
  • Music Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation (since 1986)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Wisconsin - River Falls is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
  • Track and Field (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
  • Football (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Education

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Communications and Journalism

Psychology

English Language and Literature

Public Administration and Social Services

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Studies (B)
  • Music (B)
  • Drama (B)

Natural Resources and Conservation

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Communication Disorders (B, M)

Social Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer (B)

History

Physical Sciences

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Global Studies (B)
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (B)

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures (B)

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