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University of Wisconsin--River Falls is a public institution that was founded in 1874. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,324, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 225 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Wisconsin--River Falls's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 80. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,670 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,220 (2012-13).
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The University of Wisconsin - River Falls is a public, comprehensive university whose mission is to Help students learn so that they are successful as productive, creative, ethical, engaged citizens and leaders with an informed global perspective. We strive to be the learning nucleus of the St. Croix Valley. We endeavor to act in close collaboration with communities, institutions and private enterprise to create a dynamic economy, sustainable communities, and an optimum quality of life. Our efforts are firmly rooted in unbounded inquiry and a cultivated sense of civility, public service and creative expression. We aspire to be a highly accessible gateway to explore the full range of human potential and to inspire and educate citizens and leaders who, guided by core values, will purposefully and ethically serve society. We value linking our students and our communities to global opportunities and collaborative relationships in the St. Croix Valley, in Wisconsin and beyond. We are a life-long learning partner for all those who seek to discover their own potential and the richness and complexity of our multifaceted world. Established in 1874, UW-River Falls is especially known for its programs in education, agriculture, the sciences and business. It is located in the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway of western Wisconsin, and also is part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. Students are able to experience the best of both worlds: a small town atmosphere on a beautiful campus, with exceptional opportunities for internships, recreation and employment in the Twin Cities.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of Wisconsin--River Falls, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at University of Wisconsin--River Falls is $44. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 79.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||79.2%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin--River Falls is 22:1, and the school has 29.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Wisconsin--River Falls include: Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods; Business Administration, Management and Operations; Animal Sciences; Biology, General; and Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.0 percent.
University of Wisconsin--River Falls has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,324, with a gender distribution of 41.4 percent male students and 58.6 percent female students. At this school, 38.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 62.0 percent of students live off campus. University of Wisconsin--River Falls is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
University of Wisconsin--River Falls offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Wisconsin--River Falls also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Wisconsin--River Falls, 21 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Wisconsin--River Falls.
|Students who have cars on campus||21%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of Wisconsin--River Falls, 65.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,220.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$7,670 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$16,220 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,902 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data