River Falls, WI
University of Wisconsin-River Falls


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Recent Reviews

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

Going away from home was as good as you thought it was going to be. It is a new adventure and you encounter things for the fi...

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

Going away from home was as good as you thought it was going to be. It is a new adventure and you encounter things for the first time. Remember to find that balance between school and social life. Don't let it take over like I seen it do to some people. School is there to educate you. General education classes are something you just have to deal with. Just pass them to get into your major classes and you will finally enjoy class. The people you will meet will change your life. You'll look back and realize that even though you just met these people less than a year and a half ago, you can't imagine life without them. These people will help you succeed when things aren't going the way you planned. Things will go astray. Just learn to accept the fact and move on. Even though at the time your problem will seem like the biggest mountain to cross, when you look back, it'll seem like an ant hill. College is not easy. For once you'll have to apply yourself at your studies. Just remember you're there for a reason. Experience.

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

There is nothing that really comes out as being bad. Everything is just fine.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Classes in general. Just because I am not a very school type of person.

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

I would tell myself not to go so far away because family is very important and its not worth leaving them. I would also tell ...

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

I would tell myself not to go so far away because family is very important and its not worth leaving them. I would also tell myself that a big school is not the place for me, because it is very hard to make friends and get to know your classmates.

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

I wish I had known more about the school in general

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who does not like small schools, or who who lives far away and are not sure what they want to do for a major.

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

Don't take time off from school, it just makes things that much harder, and just keep pushing yourself towards your goal. Rem...

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

Don't take time off from school, it just makes things that much harder, and just keep pushing yourself towards your goal. Remember nothing can stand in your way!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I can't think of any type of person that should not attend the UWRF. We have programs for anyone who is willing to apply themselves, and we are a very culturally diverse campus.

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

I love the location, and how everyone there is willing to help you out. This campus has everyting you can ask for in a small town setting not to far from home. We have a great Agricultural and animal science program with livestock to work, and a rodeo team that works together to travel the circut.

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

I would try to keep my grades higher in high school and also try to do better on my ACT. I would also spend more time lookin...

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

I would try to keep my grades higher in high school and also try to do better on my ACT. I would also spend more time looking into what college to attend by going on a campus tour and looking better into my options.

What's unique about your campus?

The campus is very environmentally friendly. They try very hard to be green.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone is accepted, but not very ethnically diverse.

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

I would tell myself that even though it's fustrating and annoying to study every night and work hard in class, college isn't ...

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

I would tell myself that even though it's fustrating and annoying to study every night and work hard in class, college isn't like high school were you can get away with not studying or barely studying you really have to put in effort, I learned that the hard way, if you work at it you can get it done! And if you have a hard here don't let it get you down, keep working on it, if you hit bottom the only way to go is up!

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

I think the worst part is that fact it is a party school

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

If I had a chance to go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to not let anything hold you bac...

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

If I had a chance to go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to not let anything hold you back. If there is something you really want to do, do it. I would also tell myself to be more involved and take advantage of every opportunity. You never know who you might meet by randomly talking to people or going to a new event. Even if there is something you may not want to do, do it. The things you might learn from these opportunities and the experiences you might have could be the best of your life. Don't be afraid to take risks and do things on your own. You will learn that you don't always need the approval of other people and will not always have approval from some people. You may be afraid to leave home and you family, but don't be. The first week is the hardest, it only gets easier. As far as school goes, just do the best that you can. College is a once in a lifetime experience, don't regret not doing something because you were too scared to do it.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The type of person who should attend this school is someone who is able to learn about topics other than just what theyare interested in. Tere are alot of general education requirements nd many of those requirements are in areas that you may not be familiar with. A person also needs to be self-motivated to attend this school. Many of the professors do not take attendance, so it can be very tempting to skip classes, You jusst have to remember that you are paing to be here.

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

Cost is obviously a big factor but I recommend you visiting the college. If it potentially feels like home right away, or y...

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

Cost is obviously a big factor but I recommend you visiting the college. If it potentially feels like home right away, or you feel confortable just being there, I recommend that you choose that one. As far as making the most of your college experience, I say be involved as much as possible. THis gives you the opportunity to meet some amazing people., which could potentially be your friends for life. Also work hard, but don't get too carried away with grades. Grades don't define you as a person, and if you study and do your best, and get the help you need when you need it, than that is all they could ask.

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

I honestly cant think of anything thats bad about this school.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The only thing i can think of is someone whos program we dont offer.

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

UWRF is the school to choose if you want to learn a lot in a friendly, inviting atmosphere from professors who understand whe...

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

UWRF is the school to choose if you want to learn a lot in a friendly, inviting atmosphere from professors who understand where you are coming from , call you by name, and stop to chat with you if you run into outside of the classroom.

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

One piece of advice... VISIT THE SCHOOL! I am currently a tour guide for the University of Wisconsin- River Falls, and I cannot tell you how many people do not visit the school they were accepted to until the day they arrive for registration! It is important to visit each school you are thinking about attending so you can get the overall "feel" of the college's atmosphere. I remember visiting the 3 schools I was accepted to, and the moment I arrived on campus at my current school, I immediately thought, "This is the one!"

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

I think the worst thing about the school is that many people go home to work on the weekends! There are plenty of available jobs in the area, and many exciting things to do on campus. I think it's because many of the students here are very close to their families, and take the time on the weekend to visit home.

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

You dont need to know your major before going to college, get your generals done while you decide what you want to do.

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

You dont need to know your major before going to college, get your generals done while you decide what you want to do.

What's unique about your campus?

The class sizes are small so it is easier to get the one-on-one learning experience. This way it is easier to understand what is going on. All of the professors are intent on making sure we understand what is going on, and that we are learning at our full potential.

What kind of person should attend this school?

This college is perfect for people who are looking to go into agriculture, teaching, and any form of business. It is more of a liberal arts school than graphic arts. However, I am still going into advertising design, graphic design, with a Marketing Communications major, so this college is perfect for almost anyone!

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

Help your kids pay for school, there's enough stress from having to go full-time, achieving high grades, staying involved, and maintaining a social life.

What's unique about your campus?

The small campus. It's easy to get to all of your classes within a reasonable amount of time.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $7,981
  • Acceptance rate
  • 72%

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