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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
Wisconsin - La Crosse is a highly rated public university located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,094 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Wisconsin - La Crosse acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Biology, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Psychology. Graduating 71% of students, Wisconsin - La Crosse alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,300.
About University of Wisconsin - La Crosse...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
Website

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$13,045/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$2,975/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.74 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,094Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
611
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Dedicated and motivated
    43%
  • Athletic
    27%
  • Tired
    11%
  • Accepting
    5%
  • Down to earth
    5%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Partier
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.107 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.134 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Welcoming and Friendly
    53%
  • Inclusive Excellence
    18%
  • Globally responsive
    8%
  • Party Central
    8%
  • Active
    5%
  • Aight
    2%
  • Elite
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.59 responses
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I am currently a Freshman at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. So far, I remain very happy with my decision in this school being where I further my education. I have had great professors that care about their students and I have experienced meaningful courses that are beneficial to myself and my education. Since I am still a Freshman, I still live in the dorms and have not had any problems with the dorm environment, the people I've met and lived with, and the facilitates that come along with living on a college campus. I also really have enjoyed living in this area and definitely recommend for people to look for themselves at everything this area has to offer. I am excited to continue to further my education here!
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La Crosse was more than a school to me. For me, it was home. The people in the community contribute to the reason why I feel at home. The bluffs are an incredible and beautiful part of the area, and I see them everyday as I walk to class. There's so much to do outdoors and plenty to do in the school itself. I am part of the swim team and I am so happy to have made the decision to compete in college swimming. La Crosse is also affordable compared to other colleges and isn't too big or small of a campus. I love the people and the atmosphere of the campus and outside of the campus. Go eagles!
Love this school! The campus is very easy to get around. There is a diverse offering of classes/majors. Great opportunities to join groups and clubs. The food in Whitney dining center is average, but there are a lot of other options on campus. As a freshman registering for classes was stressful as some of the required classes for my major were full before my registration period opened up.