UW La Crosse, UWL, UWLAX

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

1725 State St, La Crosse, United States
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  • Total Documents
    41
  • Class Notes
    30
  • Textbook Notes
    4
  • Study Guides
    5
  • Currently Enrolled
    171
  • Previously Enrolled
    104

Overview of University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (UW La Crosse, UWL, UWLAX)

About this school

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, founded in 1906, is a public, comprehensive institution. Its 121-acre campus is located in La Crosse, 140 miles northwest of Madison.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:9,655
    • Men:4,220 (43.7%)
    • Women:5,435 (56.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (UW La Crosse, UWL, UWLAX)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1725 State Street
City, State, Zip
La Crosse, WI  54601-3742
Phone
(608) 785-8939
Fax
(608) 785-6695
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
82% of 5,801 applicants were admitted
Women
85% of 3,472 applicants were admitted
Men
79% of 2,329 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,530 (53%) of 4,782 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,432 (49%) of 2,947 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,098 (60%) of 1,835 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
560-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
43%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
560-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
48%
• Score 500 - 600
39%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |22-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
54%
• Score 18 - 23
39%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UW La Crosse, UWL, UWLAX)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,922|Out-of-state: $17,591
  • Room & Board: - $6,206 (74.26998563906176%)
  • Other Expences: - $120 (1.4360938247965533%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,030 (24.293920536141695%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Wisconsin - La Crosse accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
-
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003919
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,849 (88.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,102 (59.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,066 (96.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
273 (25.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$7,857
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 910 (85.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,752
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 776 (72.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,112
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 76 (7.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
156 (7.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,819

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
7,341 (80.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,778 (65.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,630 (96.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,213 (26.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$8,016
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,820 (82.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,672
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,566 (77.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,514
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 240 (5.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
312 (3.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,300

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,768
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
4.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UW La Crosse, UWL, UWLAX)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


468

Part-Time Faculty


164

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


61%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 19% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 35% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 24% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 11% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,407,939

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
200
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Wisconsin - La Crosse provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


83.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


42.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


67.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


71.0%

Programs & Majors (UW La Crosse, UWL, UWLAX)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (49)


  • Accounting
  • Archeology
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • History, General
  • Insurance
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Microbiology, General
  • Music, General
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, physical therapy and physics; physical therapy and biology

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Education¿Professional Development, Master of Software Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (28)


  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cancer Biology/Oncology
  • Cell Biology
  • Community Health
  • Database Systems
  • Education--General
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Health Education
  • Higher Education
  • Marine Sciences
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Education
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physiology
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • School Psychology
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Student Affairs

Campus Life (UW La Crosse, UWL, UWLAX)

Location & Geography

Population


51,522

Nearest Metropolitan Area


128 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
5.3 average low in January, 79.8 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
150 mile(s) from campus in Minneapolis-St. Paul
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in LaCrosse
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in LaCrosse

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


36% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


64%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Eagles
School Colors
Maroon and gray

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, cheerleading, football, racquetball, sand volleyball, softball, table tennis, tennis, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Wisconsin - La Crosse offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, sports and activities club, residential hall council, religious/spiritual organizations, human diversity organizations, departmental/professional

Sororities


1% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


9,064

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
9,655
Women
5,435
Men
4,220

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.3% Asian
  • 0.8% Black/African-American
  • 3.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 90.6% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


0.8% from 20 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


818

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