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Founded in 1909, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. is a Public college. Located in Wisconsin, which is a city setting in Wisconsin, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 9,751 full time undergraduate students, and 886 full time graduate students.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 486 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at UW-L are considered Selective, with ,116% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 32 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 70% were in the top quarter, and 24% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
214 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.
171 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
219 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.
227 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
227 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.
227 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.
227 Students rated local services 4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.
227 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.
98 Students rated University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
The campus itself is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The entire campus has no public roads running through it and is also walking space. The campus is full of "green space" which helps create a more "relaxed" feeling on campus. Every class is taught by the professor, not by T.A.'s. The professors are super easy to get ahold of, and respond in a reasonable amount of time. While the on-campus food is slightly disappointing, the dorms were a fun place to be last year despite COVID.
It is a well run school, but needs new head administrators. Absolutely love this campus
I love the university because it is a very focused area. The campus has no commercial roads running through it, and all of the buildings are within 15 a minute walking distance from each other. The campus is very green and the grounds are kept very well maintained. Currently, they are working on renovating all of the original buildings one at a time to bring them up to speed with current structural expectations for comfort and efficiency. There is a new recreational building they are building in order to have more space for intramural sports and other fitness activities. Another aspect I love about the campus is how active it is, there are always people running or biking or playing a sport together in the open green spaces. I am very happy with my decision to attend here, and I have no regrets choosing La Crosse over the flagship school for the state.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a great community and campus to start my new adult life. I have met great friends, students, professors, and people in general. The buildings are great for classes, studying, or finding someone new to talk to. There are new opportunities all of the time to get involved around campus. I have gotten involved with some clubs and group fitness classes at the rec.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is 74%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
The advice I will give myself will be that college isn't what the teacher in highschool tell you and that the professor in college are more lenient. Do your homework even though the professor doesn't assign it and study for exams. Take advantage of the services the college provides for the students, also try to make as many new friends along the way so that later on you can ask them for help when needed.
My school is a lot of fun people are friendly and the faculty makes it fun to learn. It is also very competitive
that when you transfer in they reset your GPA to 0.
The worst aspect of UW-La Crosse are the program changes. The head departments have recently mandated that students take certain classes towards their major, and then they change the requirements for those classes. Students often take classes that later on do not count toward their major, so they have to pay tuition and stay for extra semesters to make up for those classes that were lost.
My classmates are all driven, with the strong ability to succeed in whatever they set their hearts on.
One who shouln't attend UW La Crosse would be somone who doesn't like to get involved in extra curricular activities. Also, students are generally very active and fit on campus so if working out or recreational activities are not enjoyable to you, you may want to consider a different campus. UW La Crosse is a very highly ranked in academics so if you are not willing to work hard and keep up with school work to get a quality education then do not come to UWL. And finally, do not come here in search of a large campus.
The best thing about my school is the textbook rental system. We pay to rent our textbooks for the semester, return them at the end, and our bookstore will buy back any other materials you had to buy additionally. This rental system is substantially cheaper than buying textbooks nowadays, plus you do not have to worry about what to do with all your old textbooks after the class ends!
I think this school is great for anyone. UW La Crosse has a very friendly environment and the professors are ready to help whenever needed. If you want to be successful in college I believe this school is the one you should attend. There are tons of activities for one to get involved and be an active student here on campus.
My school is small and in a beauiful city. It only takes ten minutes to walk across campus, which is wonderful in the winter. Most people on campus are happy and will smile at you as you walk to class.
I am a new student to this school as a junior, so the most frustrating part is feeling overwhelmed with trying to figure out where to find information about anything and everything.
I tell everyone how beautiful it is in La Crosse and how wonderful the people are.
UW-La Crosse is best known for it's active campus. No matter the weather there are always people running or exercising. Once the snow melts and the temperature raises, everyone on campus is outside. People are always playing games like frisbee or football. We are also active in our thoughts and emotions. If someone sees something on campus that they believe reflects our campus poorly, they feel comfortable doing something to stop it. At UW-La Crosse we do not believe in letting live pass you by, we are active and jump right into life.
UW-L is a nice school in a really scenic area of Wisconsin. It's relatively small compared with other UW-campuses such as Madison, Whitewater, or Eau Claire, but students have smaller class sizes are more than likely going to get to know their professors personally. Top majors here are biology, pre-physical therapy (pre-anything medical, really), and teaching, although there are plenty of other majors personally. School spirit is definitely lacking-- although pretty much all students are athletic (i.e. club sports, itramurals, working out at the REC), being a Division III school, competitive athletics are not a big deal here. For nature lovers, La Crosse has plenty of trees, lots of trails and parks, and of course, the bluffs. Downtown La Crosse has lots to see and do-- the Rivoli Theatre plays movies at a very low cost, the Pearl ice cream shop is not to be missed, and the Root Note coffee shop is a great place to listen to jazz or just be a college hipster in general.
Although I am not the most reliable source, as I am not a member of any kind of sorority, Greek life is generally regarded as unimportant at UW La Crosse. I'm not even sure how many social sororities or fraternities there are, but I am pretty certain it's one, maybe two each. I do know a number of people who've "gone Greek", but it's a pretty small portion of the students on campus. It does seem like those who choose to join sororities/fraternities have fun, but again, if you're looking for a campus with super involved Greek life, La Crosse isn't it.
Popular student groups include Student Association (the student governance organization), various REC sport activities (intramurals, the rock climbing wall, working out, ZUMBA, yoga, etc.), CRU (campus crusade for Christ), College Democrats & College Republicans, Environmental Council, Newmann Center (for Catholic Students), and RHAC (the Residence hall council).
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
83% of students
attending University of Wisconsin-La Crosse receive some sort of financial aid.
21% were awarded federal grants.
While 57% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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