522 reviews
  1. River Falls, WI
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
University of Wisconsin - River Falls is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
410 S 3rd St
River Falls, WI 54022
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
90%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
20-25
Application Fee
$44
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Cost

Net Price
$12,505/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,220/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,328/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,561/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,495/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,906/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,209Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Average
    65%
  • Each with their own unique personality
    20%
  • Diverse
    15%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.41 responses
Poll
76%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Genuinely nice people, students and staff
    33%
  • Unique
    25%
  • Small
    21%
  • Hick Farmers
    17%
  • City and country coming together
    4%

After University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses

University of Wisconsin - River Falls Reviews

522 reviews
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I really love this university. I've been attending here all four years and have had nothing it positive experiences. Everyone is so nice and welcoming! The professors here are great! They are well qualified and easily accessible and are willing to help students who seek help. The class sizes are small so you have a chance to interact more with the professors and other students. The clubs, sports and organizations here on campus are amazing. There are so many opportunities to get involved. The campus is great in all seasons and is very well taken care of. You can walk from one side of campus to the other in fifteen minutes. It's also a great place for students who commute. Our Universitg Center provides a nice place for students to study, relax, eat and have fun! The only change I would like to see on campus is for there to be more activities in the winter but this year they have already added so much. This university is a great place to attend!
UWRF is one of the most affordable schools in the UW System. With that being said, there aren't many resources for students. It's a very small campus, which is nice for class sizes but is made up of mostly white mid-westerners. If you aren't going to study education, business, or agriculture, I wouldn't recommend going here. I found as a Theatre Arts student, I didn't have the resources I needed in order to be successful in my major. With all of Walker's budget cuts, the university lost a lot of funding which led to many cuts in programs. Many programs that suffered most were in the arts. They changed the name and path of my major, forcing me to either accept the change and finish my studies unsatisfied or leave. I left the school with hopes to transfer to a better facility that had the resources and program that I needed.
What I love about the University of Wisconsin - River Falls, is that it is such a "laid back" campus and everyone is very understanding and helpful. All of my professors have incredible knowledge on the subject that they teach and are not afraid to answer any of your questions. Every student in my field of study has their mind set on their career and are willing to do anything to get it; which in turn creates a proactive college community. I am very proud to be a part of this school because of the wonderful, helpful and honest campus community.