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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.
105 Students rated University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
It's not the school that I though it was but really made it feel like home with the great connections that I made. You can access almost anything if you're down for 15-20min walk. Definetly more of a party scene but that all depends on who you choose to befriend. Overall it's a great school with a little for everyone. Biggest downside is the lack of diversity in the student body but there are lots of cultural celebrations held in the Union and clubs for all types of people.
I am a freshman (Class of 2027), so I haven't gotten the entire Lax experience. But I have visited more than twice, and the school seemed pretty solid from what I witnessed. The faculty seems very dedicated to the success of the students, and I feel like I can reach out when I need to. They offer a lot of majors, which is good for someone like me, who change their major like mood swings. Food in the student union is okay, not a whole lot of options but the bagel store is nice. I haven't seen the dining center yet, but I am sure it's better than the union. You can definitely stay well fed with the cheapest meal plan; I mean who really needs 19 meals a week. Pretty good bang for your buck. That's pretty much all I have to say for now.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a great school! I believe it has just the right mixture of academics and recreational activities. When one attends La Crosse they also get the best of both worlds, if one goes one way away from campus one find themselves in the small LaCrosse downtown, and if headed the other way one can find themselves in the gorgeous bluffs that look out over the city. UW-LaCrosse has a lot of clubs and extra curricula's that one could join including intramural sports, academic clubs, and leisure clubs. There is something for everyone at UW-LaCrosse!
Everybody is very helpful and welcoming, and it's a nice environment all around. The admissions process was smooth and simple with a lot of people to ask questions. The campus is gorgeous and close to a lot of restaurants and shopping areas, which was a large part of why I chose to attend. It is in the middle of a very naturalistic yet exciting town with plenty of activities on and off campus. So far the student body seems very diverse in their interests and it would be easy to find an extracurricular to enjoy, as well as meet people that I may not share classes with. Overall La Crosse seems to be a great place to step out of my comfort zone a bit without being judged on what does or doesn't work for me.
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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