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University of Wisconsin River Falls

River Falls, Wisconsin

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Overview

Enrollment

5,188
University of Wisconsin River Falls overview
Location River Falls, Wisconsin
Online uwrf.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
University of Wisconsin River Falls overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) is embedded in a suburban community within the city of River Falls, Wisconsin, just a short drive from the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Established in 1874, UWRF is a public institution that merges a liberal arts education with professional programs, and it's recognized for its strong emphasis on undergraduate research, sustainable practices, and internship opportunities. The campus is noted for its blend of historical and contemporary architecture, and offers on-campus housing options to foster an integrated academic and residential experience. UWRF?s academic profile includes a range of popular majors such as Business Administration, Education, and Agriculture, and maintains a moderately selective admissions process. While the university has a variety of athletic teams, known as the Falcons, it is especially known for its achievements in hockey.

In the most recent statistical year 4,091 prospective students applied, and 3,456 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,014 enrolled in the school.  4,191 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 997 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $6,428 plus fees of $1,707. University of Wisconsin-River Falls is ranked 793 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10

Overall

5/10

Academics

3/10

Resources

6/10

Outcomes

2/10

Value

University of Wisconsin-River Falls is rated within the lower 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

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Getting In

Admission Standards

Moderate
University of Wisconsin River Falls overview
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.44

Applications Accepted

84.5% 
University of Wisconsin River Falls overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Wisconsin Resident Tuition

$6,428
In State Costs for University of Wisconsin River Falls
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$410
Other Fees$1,707
Room and Board $8,094
Budget for Other Expenses$3,430
Total One Year Cost$20,069

Out of State Resident Tuition

$14,421
Out of State Costs for University of Wisconsin River Falls
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$410
Other Fees$1,707
Room and Board $8,094
Budget for Other Expenses$3,430
Total One Year Cost$28,062

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years

$44,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

51% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Wisconsin River Falls students
Subject Percent of Class
Agriculture 17%
Business 15%
Education 13%
Communication 10%
Social Sciences 7%

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