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University of Wisconsin - River Falls
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  • 4 Year
  • RIVER FALLS, WI

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Starting June 1, UWRF will no longer require face coverings indoors for fully vaccinated individuals, in addition to no longer requiring them for those participating in outdoor activities. While physical distancing indoors is still important until more of the population is vaccinated, UW-River Falls is planning for 100% capacity in classrooms and other campus spaces in Fall 2021. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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UW-River Falls is an above-average public university located in River Falls, Wisconsin. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,052 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UW-River Falls acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Animal Sciences and Husbandry, Business, and Biology. Graduating 58% of students, UW-River Falls alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,600.

About

410 S 3RD ST
RIVER FALLS, WI 54022
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

University of Wisconsin - River Falls Rankings

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UWRF Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,530 / 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
$3,250 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
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. 38 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 38 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    31%
  • On Campus
    67%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,052 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
536
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Average
    56%
  • Each with their own unique personality
    26%
  • Diverse
    11%
  • Motivated
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 48 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
  • Genuinely nice people, students and staff
    29%
  • Hick Farmers
    19%
  • Small
    19%
  • Unique
    19%
  • City and country coming together
    6%
  • Home
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 25 responses

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