University of Wisconsin-River Falls

410 S 3rd St, River Falls, United States
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Overview of University of Wisconsin-River Falls

About this school

University of Wisconsin - River Falls is a public, comprehensive institution. Founded as a state normal school in 1874, it gained state university status in 1964. The university offers programs through the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, and Education. Its 225-acre campus is located in River Falls, 30 miles east of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,678
    • Men:2,215 Men (39.0%)
    • Women:3,463 Women (61.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Wisconsin - River Falls 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
-
2
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
Recommended
August 1
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
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
410 South Third Street
City, State, Zip
River Falls, WI 54022
Phone
(715) 425-3500
Fax
(715) 425-0678
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
$44
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can 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
Rank in upper 40% of high school class recommended for freshmen
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
75% of 3,450 applicants were admitted
Women
77% of 2,131 applicants were admitted
Men
70% of 1,319 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,737 (68%) of 2,571 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,062 (65%) of 1,646 admitted students enrolled
Men
675 (73%) of 925 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.35
375 And Above
23%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
31%
• Score 18 - 23
60%
• Score 12 - 17
5%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,013|Out-of-state: $15,586 (42.84%)
  • Room & Board: - $6,576 (35.16%)
  • Other Expenses: - $370 (1.98%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,745 (20.02%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Wisconsin - River Falls accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003923
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
934 (94.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
681 (72.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
635 (93.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
15 (2.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
47%
Average Award
$6,216
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 341 (53.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,744
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 502 (79.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,841
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 231 (36.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
127 (12.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,574

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,984 (87.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,999 (75.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,775 (92.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
65 (2.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
52%
Average Award
$6,820
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,588 (57.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,882
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,163 (77.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,285
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 830 (29.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
281 (6.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,752

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,428
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

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
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Local/State Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


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

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


263

Part-Time Faculty


111

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


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 11% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% 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: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 49% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# 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
469,341
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
700
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 - River Falls provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


75.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


28.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


48.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


53.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (95)


  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Dairy Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Food Science
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Land Use Planning and Management/Development
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • School Psychology
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


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

Study Abroad


Agriculture, Education, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (14)


  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Mathematics Education
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


15,209

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Minneapolis-St. Paul

Campus Size


303 acres

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Hudson
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


41% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


59%

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
Mascot
Falcon
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Wisconsin - River Falls offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, pre-vet society, dairy club, tomorrow's educators, block and bridle, agriculture education society

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,988

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,678
Women
3,463
Men
2,215

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.7% Asian
  • 1.9% Black/African-American
  • 3.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 88.8% White
  • 0.2% Unknown

International Students


1.3% from 15 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


432

Student Resources

Study resources