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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

La Crosse, WI

At A Glance

Main Address

1725 State St

La Crosse, WI 54601-3742

www.uwlax.edu

Admission Office

1725 State Street

La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 785-8939

Fax : (608) 785-8940

admissions@uwlax.edu

Contact : Corey Sjoquist

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 1914

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 69.0%

Total undergraduates : 9,595

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 2,194

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 68.0%

Average financial aid package : $7,598.00

In-State Tuition : $8,986.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $17,805.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Urban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Aug 15

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : Feb 1

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1

Housing deposit due : May 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 15

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 19 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 69.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 83.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 22.0%
Biology : 13.0%
Health Professions : 10.0%
Psychology : 9.0%
Education : 8.0%
Parks And Recreation : 8.0%
Social Sciences : 8.0%

Associates
Liberal Arts : 100.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M
Microbiology, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Finance, General B
Information Resources Management M
International Business/Trade/Commerce B
Management Information Systems, General B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General B

Education
Elementary Education and Teaching B
Health Teacher Education B M
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration D M
Reading Teacher Education M
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education and Teaching, General M

Engineering
Computer Software Engineering M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
French Language and Literature B
German Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer B M
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist B
Community Health and Preventive Medicine B M
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator B
Health and Wellness, General B
Health/Health Care Administration/Management M
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist B M
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist B
Occupational Therapy/Therapist M
Physical Therapy/Therapist D
Physician Assistant M
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy B M

History
History, General B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B
Statistics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Computational Science M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B M
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management B M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B
School Psychology M

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration B

Social Sciences
Archeology B
Economics, General B
Geography B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Independent Study

Internships

Teacher Certification

Cross-Registration

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : planetarium, health science center, nuclear radiation laboratory, archaeology center, river studies center, small business development center, art gallery, radio station, tv station

Geographic Location : 140 miles from Madison, 160 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Small City

Urban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 9,595

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 2,194

Degree-seeking undergrads : 9,416

Graduate enrollment : 963

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 82.0%

Out of state students : 18.0%

Part Time students : 4.0%

Percentage of males : 44.0%

Percentage of females : 56.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Asian : 2.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 4.0%

White : 89.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

1.0% Men who Join Fraternities

1.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Racquet

Student Newspaper URL : theracquet.org

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 97.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 35.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Special Housing For International Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $150.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Eagles

Sport Member : NAIA, NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Legal services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Study skills assistance

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Archery

Men's Club

Women's Club

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Bowling

Men's Club

Women's Club

Boxing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Golf

Women's Intercollegiate

Gymnastics

Women's Intercollegiate

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Table tennis

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Triathlon

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Weightlifting

Men's Club

Women's Club

Wrestling

Men's Intercollegiate

Other Sports : dodge ball


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $50.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 5,843

Admitted : 4,670

Enrolled : 2,194

Less selective 80.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Class Rank

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Application Essay

Extracurricular Activities

Level of Applicant's Interest

Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni Relation

Character/Personal Qualities

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Interview

Racial/Ethnic Status

Recommendations

State Residency

Talent/Ability

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

State test(s) : University of Wisconsin Placement Exam

SAT score use policy

Single Highest Test Date

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Other Test Policies

Test scores are required for admission consideration and must be received for an admission decision.

A note from the college

Academic preparation (course rigor, class rank/GPA, ACT/SAT Score) is the primary factor for admission consideration. Demonstrated leadership, extracurricular involvement, essay, recommendations, and ability to add diversity to campus community considered.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 22.0%

Top Quarter : 57.0%

Top Half : 96.0%

Bottom Half : 4.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 5.0%

600 - 699 : 49.0%

500 - 599 : 43.0%

400 - 499 : 3.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 13.0%

600 - 699 : 46.0%

500 - 599 : 36.0%

400 - 499 : 5.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 7.0%

24 - 29 : 54.0%

18 - 23 : 39.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 8.0%

24 - 29 : 60.0%

18 - 23 : 29.0%

12 - 17 : 3.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 14.0%

24 - 29 : 39.0%

18 - 23 : 43.0%

12 - 17 : 4.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Students who have participated in the Advanced Placement Program in high school and have received scores of 3, 4, or 5 on AP subject exams will receive academic credit from UW-La Crosse. Official transcripts of AP work must be submitted to the Admissions Office for evaluation to determine how academic credit will be awarded.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

3

4

Science Lab

2

3

Social Studies

3

4

Foreign Language

0

3

Academic Electives

4

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 3.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 98.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

560 - 660

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

560 - 650

ACT Composite

23 - 27


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3*

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3*

--

All

Art History

3

3

--

All

Biology

3

4

Biology 100

All

4

4

Biology 105

All

Calculus AB

3

4

Math 175

All

4

5

Math 207

All

Calculus BC

3

5

Math 207

All

4

9

Math 207, 208

All

Chemistry

3

4

--

All

4

5

Chemistry 103

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

4

Chinese 202

All

4

7

Chinese 202, 398

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

5

3

Political Science 234

All

Computer Science A

3

3

--

All

4

4

Computer Science 120

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

CT 100

All

Drawing

3

3*

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

--

All

5

3

English 110

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

--

All

5

3

English 110

All

Environmental Science

3

3

--

All

4

3

Geography 200

All

European History

3

3

History 240

All

French Language and Culture

3

3*

French 202

All

4

6*

French 202

All

German Language and Culture

3

4*

German 202

All

4

7*

German 202, 300

All

Human Geography

3

3

Geography 110

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

4

Modern Languages 202

All

4

7

Modern Languages 202, 398

All

Latin

3

4

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

Economics 120

All

Microeconomics

3

3

Economics 110

All

Music Theory

3

3

Music 266

All

Physics 1

3

4

--

All

4

4

Physics 103

All

Physics 2

3

4

--

All

4

4

Physics 104

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

--

All

5

4

Physics 204

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

--

All

5

4

Physics 203

All

Psychology

3

3

Psychology 100

All

Research

3

3

--

All

Seminar

3

3

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

4*

Spanish 202

All

4

--*

--

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

4*

Spanish 202

All

4

7*

Spanish 202, 305

All

Statistics

3

4

Stats 145

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

5

3

Political Science 101

All

United States History

3

3

History 210

All

World History: Modern

3

6

History 101,102

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

6

Biology

50

4

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

5

Chemistry

50

5

College Algebra

50

4

English Literature

50

6

French I

50

8

French II

62

16

German I

50

8

German II

63

16

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Pre Calculus

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Spanish I

50

8

Spanish II

66

16

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 36.0%

% of loans / jobs : 64.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 96.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 74.0%

% Judged to have need : 61.0%

% that were offered aid : 59.0%

% that had need fully met : 23.0%

% of need met : 68.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $7,598.00

Avg non need-based aid : $2,283.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $6,646.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,076.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $25,926.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 15

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Louise Janke

Financial aid office phone : (608) 785-8604

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $316.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $684.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$8,986.00

$8,986.00

$8,986.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$17,805.00

$17,805.00

$17,805.00

Room and board:

$6,637.00

$6,594.00

$2,594.00

Books and supplies:

$120.00

$120.00

$120.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,166.00

$1,166.00

$1,166.00

Transportation expenses:

$928.00

$928.00

$928.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$17,837.00

$17,794.00

$13,794.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$26,656.00

$26,613.00

$22,613.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 18

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 0.7

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 72

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Essay or Personal Statement

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 644

Transfers admitted percentage: 89.0%

Transfers admitted: 574

Transfers enrolled percentage: 57.0%

Transfers enrolled: 368

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $50.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $17,805.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $6,637.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $6,594.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $684.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $139,972.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 43

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 73

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser