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University of Wisconsin La Crosse

La Crosse, Wisconsin

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Overview

Student Population
10,597
University of Wisconsin La Crosse overview
Location La Crosse, Wisconsin
Online uwlax.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
University of Wisconsin La Crosse overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin La Crosse is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 6,529 prospective students applied, and 4,766 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,203 enrolled in the school.  9,548 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,049 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $7,585 plus fees of $1,542. UW-La Crosse is ranked 485 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
3/10
Value

UW-La Crosse is rated within the top 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of Wisconsin La Crosse within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
University of Wisconsin La Crosse overview
ACT 23/27
GPA 3.42
Applications Accepted
73% 
University of Wisconsin La Crosse overview
Applications Due Jun 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Wisconsin Resident Tuition
$7,585
In State Costs for University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$120
Other Fees$1,542
Room and Board $6,465
Budget for Other Expenses$1,972
Total One Year Cost$17,684
Out of State Resident Tuition
$16,404
Out of State Costs for University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$120
Other Fees$1,542
Room and Board $6,465
Budget for Other Expenses$1,972
Total One Year Cost$26,503

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$49,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
68% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Wisconsin La Crosse students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Biology 11%
Social Sciences 11%
Health Professions 9%
Education 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240329 IPEDS survey data for University of Wisconsin La Crosse.

Current students may use the University of Wisconsin La Crosse GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.