About University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Founded in 1874, University of Wisconsin-River Falls. is a Public college. Located in Wisconsin, which is a city setting in Wisconsin, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 5,494 full time undergraduate students, and 444 full time graduate students.

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 212 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Wisconsin-River Falls include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate72%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range
ACT Range20-25

Admissions at UWRF are considered Selective, with ,41% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 38 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

74% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 38% were in the top quarter, and 12% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
35%
“We know about current events and vote”
58%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
31%
“Sometimes, but not often”
42%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
27%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
35%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
62%
“I feel extremely safe”
42%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
23%
“We bought the gear”
35%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
8%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
27%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
69%
“They keep regular office hours”
27%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
58%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
38%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
60%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
20%
“We only party on weekends”
20%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
85%
“There might be people who do”
12%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
35%
“We know about current events and vote”
58%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
31%
“Sometimes, but not often”
42%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
27%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
35%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
62%
“I feel extremely safe”
42%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
23%
“We bought the gear”
35%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
8%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
27%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
69%
“They keep regular office hours”
27%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
58%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
38%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
60%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
20%
“We only party on weekends”
20%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
85%
“There might be people who do”
12%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Wisconsin-River Falls REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    101 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    73 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    106 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    110 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    111 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    110 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    110 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    111 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Wisconsin-River Falls?

33 Students rated University of Wisconsin-River Falls

BreeAnna - 12/06/2020

I really love UWRF. The teachers are very smart and also very kind towards their students and co-workers. The students going to UWRF always want to learn and are all great and responsible people. I have made plenty of friends on campus. Also the campus is nice and there is a great place for students to hang out after class and during weekends.

Madison

I like how your website explains college life.

Taylor

River Falls is very small city right on the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Its for students who don't like small cities to get to the next closest bigger city. The academics at this school are similar to most universities but some professors can be rude at times when it comes to talking to students. Overall a good school and campus but financial aid takes forever to send out.

Marisa

UWRF is a great college if you are looking for a small tight community. This college is known for its Ag. and Teaching programs. The classes sizes are usually 10-20 students. You really get to know your professor and they get to know you. The social life here is quite nice, you have to get yourself out there in order to be involved. Although the college is pretty dead on the weekends, I personally love it because I don't like people. The dorms are okay, not the worst I can say. The advisors and professors really wants the best for you, so please reach out and be vocal! Do not be scared. Their job is to help you, so let them do that. If you come to UWRF, please please please join a club or have a group of friends. Explore the Main street and the thrift stores! I am only into my second semester here and excited to start spring semester! I hope this help you.

University of Wisconsin-River Falls FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Wisconsin-River Falls?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Wisconsin-River Falls is 72%. 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 _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    One of my favorite quotations by Tom Landry (former coach of the Dallas Cowboys) is "today I gave everything I had and what I kept for myself I lost forever." This quotation reminds us that it is truly the things we do outside of ourselves that will make an impact on our world. Yet, when you are choosing a college you are choosing to invest in yourself, and this investment is what will allow you to give back to your world. It is important when choosing a college to choose one that is going to best equip you as an individual to give back to others in the the way that you want. I majored in Communications and minored in Spanish, now I realize that I want to return to graduate school for a degree in International Education Development. Through the process of figuring out how I wanted to give back, I figured out which college and program will be the best fit for me. So take a good look at your life up until now and ask yourself what you want to give, and that will help you figure out what you need to get from your college education.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    i dont really think anything bad about my schoool, i love it!

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Fun people who are friendly and intersting to talk to most of the time.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    That I didn't wan't to major in Elementary Education; I would have like to start off right away with history.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Anyone who wants to go to a big school. This is a big enough school where you don't know everyone, but small enough where word gets around fast.

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  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The pricetag the fact that I got out with under 20,000 in debt and I just rented my textbooks as opposed to buying.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    anyone that wants a small campus next to a big city!

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  9. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    An ag based school with dabblings of other areas mixed in for the purpose of attaining a state-school status.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Moo U

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  11. What's unique about your campus?

    Class sizes are small, and instructors here really are focused on helping students learn, and do make personal connections with the students. The campus is small and compact, which keeps it personal. I have never seen a professor who was not willing to spend extra time going over material, even if it was not for their own class, to help a student understand.

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    BEautufull

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    There is little diversity and little to do on weekends. It is a suitcase campus. Not a good sense of community

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Farmers and Hicks. This is not wrong but it is not completely true. We have a lot of students that are from rural areas of Wisconsin and Minnesota, but we as well have a great attraction to students in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area with our teacher ed program which is one of the best in the country. UWRF is the mixing pot of the rural and urban students

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Student Body

Students

61%

female

39%

male

5,494

Total Undergrad Enrollment

444

Total Grad Students

53%

Out-Of-State

46%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

152

Student Organizations

4

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

38%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% White or Caucasian
88%

TUITION & AID

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.

85% of students attending University of Wisconsin-River Falls receive some sort of financial aid. 31% were awarded federal grants. While 66% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$15,554

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$370

Books and Supplies

$6,525

Room and Board

22,449

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$10,906
$30 - $48K
$12,376
$48 - $75K
$15,847
$75 - $110K
$18,000
$110K & UP
$18,451

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