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University of Wisconsin-River Falls

River Falls, WI

At A Glance

Main Address

410 S 3rd St

River Falls, WI 54022-5010

https://www.uwrf.edu/

Admission Office

410 S 3rd Street

103 Rodli Hall

River Falls, WI 54022

(715) 425-3500

admissions@uwrf.edu

Contact : Sarah Nelson

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 1918

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 58.0%

Total undergraduates : 5,616

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,203

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 47.0%

Average financial aid package : $6,085.00

In-State Tuition : $8,063.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $15,636.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Aug 1

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : May 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Aug 1

SAT subject score report due : Aug 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

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 : 21 to 1

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

Graduating in 6 years : 58.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 74.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 19.0%
Agriculture : 18.0%
Education : 14.0%
Social Sciences : 9.0%
Biology : 7.0%

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

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agricultural Business and Management, General B
Agriculture, General B
Agronomy and Crop Science B
Animal Sciences, General B
Dairy Science B
Food Science B
Horticultural Science B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Biotechnology B
Neuroscience B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business/Corporate Communications, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Journalism B
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science M
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst B

Education
Agricultural Teacher Education B M
Art Teacher Education B
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision M
Elementary Education and Teaching B M
Montessori Teacher Education M
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B
Reading Teacher Education M
Secondary Education and Teaching B M
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor B M

Engineering
Agricultural Engineering B

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

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General B M
Health and Wellness, General M

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences B
Computational Science B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources/Conservation, General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology M

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Geology/Earth Science, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B
School Psychology M

Public Administration & Social Services
Social Work B

Social Sciences
Criminology B
Economics, General B
Geography B
International Relations and Affairs B
Political Science and Government, General B
Social Sciences, 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

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Teacher Certification

Cross-Registration

English as a Second Language (ESL)

External Degree Program

Accelerated Program

Cooperative Education

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

698 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

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 : 2 laboratory farms, 20-inch reflecting telescope, USDA-approved food science laboratory, computerized greenhouse, 42-foot rappelling and climbing wall, indoor track and field house, ice arena, electron microscope, observatory, education regional archive collection

Geographic Location : 30 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Large Town

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 5,616

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,203

Degree-seeking undergrads : 5,399

Graduate enrollment : 396

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 50.0%

Out of state students : 50.0%

Part Time students : 8.0%

Percentage of males : 36.0%

Percentage of females : 64.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 1.0%

Asian : 3.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 4.0%

White : 88.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 1.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : 2 Year Residency Policy: first year and second year students are required to live in university residence halls. This requirement does not apply to students who are 21 years of age or older or students who have graduated from high school two years prior to the start of the contract. Students who are veterans, married, or have extenuating financial circumstances can request exemption from this policy.

7.0% Men who Join Fraternities

3.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : Student Voice

Student Newspaper URL : https://uwrfvoice.com/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 88.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 47.0%

Housing Options

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $135.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Falcons

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intramural

Intercollegiate

Club

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Financial aid counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Minority students services

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

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

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Club

Women's Club

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Women's Intercollegiate

Ice Hockey

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Lacrosse

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rifle

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rodeo

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

Tennis

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

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

Other Sports : Dance, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Spikeball


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $50.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 2,969

Admitted : 2,342

Enrolled : 1,203

Less selective 79.0% 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

Class Rank

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Considered

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Racial/Ethnic Status

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Recommended: ACT (writing section optional)

Considered if submitted: SAT

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

State test(s) : Wisconsin Placement Tests: English and Math Placement Tests are required, World Language Test is optional

SAT score use policy

Single Highest Test Date

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Applications for admission are given a comprehensive review. A new studentÂ’s admission to UWRF is determined by a number of academic and nonacademic factors. Academic factors include the rigor of the high school curriculum, cumulative grade point average (GPA), high school class rank (if provided on the transcript), and standardized test scores (either the ACT or SAT is required). Nonacademic factors may include, but are not necessarily limited to, such things as leadership, community service, creativity, and/or unique talents, and personal characteristics that contribute to the strength and diversity of the university. New freshmen typically rank in the top 40% of their high school class OR have a 22 ACT score (1100 SAT) or higher.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 9.0%

Top Quarter : 31.0%

Top Half : 73.0%

Bottom Half : 27.0%

Bottom Quarter : 4.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 21.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 18.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 14.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 16.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 2.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 3.0%

600 - 699 : 43.0%

500 - 599 : 40.0%

400 - 499 : 14.0%

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 : 3.0%

600 - 699 : 29.0%

500 - 599 : 51.0%

400 - 499 : 14.0%

300 - 399 : 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.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 5.0%

24 - 29 : 31.0%

18 - 23 : 56.0%

12 - 17 : 8.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 3.0%

24 - 29 : 37.0%

18 - 23 : 43.0%

12 - 17 : 17.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 8.0%

24 - 29 : 22.0%

18 - 23 : 47.0%

12 - 17 : 23.0%

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: University of Wisconsin System policy allows credit at any University of Wisconsin System campus for AP scores of 3 or higher.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Science Lab

0

1

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

3

4

Social Studies

3

4

Foreign Language

0

2

Academic Electives

4

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 3.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 97.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

500 - 620

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

520 - 620

ACT Composite

20 - 25


AP & Admission Policy

From the college: AP courses are an indication that the student has chosen strong college prepatory courses.

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

ART 121

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3*

--

All

Art History

3

3

Art 100

All

Biology

3

3

Biology 100

All

3

3

--

Corresponding Major

4

3

Biology 150

All

Calculus AB

3

4

Mathematics 166

All

Calculus BC

3

4

MATH 166

All

4

8

MATH 166, 167

All

Chemistry

3

5

Chemistry 111 and Chemistry 116

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

4

Chinese 101

All

4

4

Chinese 102

All

5

7

Chinese 102 & 201

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CSIS 161

All

5

6

CSIS 161 & 162

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

--

All

5

3

CSIS 161

All

Drawing

3

3

Art 131

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENGL 100

All

4

3

English 100

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

--

All

4

3

English 106

All

Environmental Science

3

3

Environmental Science and Management 105

All

European History

3

3*

HIST 101 or 102

All

French Language and Culture

3

4*

FREN 101

All

German Language and Culture

4

4

German 102

Language

4

3*

GERM 201

All

5

3*

German 202

All

Human Geography

3

3

Geography 120

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

4

Japanese 101

All

4

4

Japanese 102

All

5

7

Japanese 102 & 201

All

Latin

3

3

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

--

All

4

3

Economics 202

All

Microeconomics

3

3

--

All

4

3

Economics 201

All

Music Theory

3

4

Music 130

All

Physics 1

3

5

--

All

4

5

PHYS 121

All

Physics 2

3

5

--

All

4

5

PHYS 122

All

Physics B

3

8

--

All

4

10

Physics 121 & 122

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

3

--

All

4

5

Physics 132

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

3

--

All

4

5

Physics 131

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYCH 101

All

Research

3

3

--

All

Seminar

3

3

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

4

SPAN 101

All

4

3

SPAN 201

All

4

4

Spanish 102

Language

5

3

Spanish 202

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

--

All

5

3

--

All

Statistics

3

3

--

All

4

3

MATH 216 or 226

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 114

All

United States History

3

3*

HIST 100

Other

World History: Modern

3

3

--

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

College Mathematics

50

3

Humanities

50

6

Natural Science

50

6

Social Sciences and History

50

6

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 33.0%

% of loans / jobs : 67.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 95.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 81.0%

% Judged to have need : 70.0%

% that were offered aid : 66.0%

% that had need fully met : 2.0%

% of need met : 47.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $6,085.00

Avg non need-based aid : $1,553.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $5,190.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,025.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $26,814.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Robert Bode

Financial aid office phone : (715) 425-3141

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): $267.85

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $583.39

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.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$8,063.00

$8,063.00

$8,063.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$15,636.00

$15,636.00

$15,636.00

Room and board:

$6,870.00

$6,900.00

$2,500.00

Books and supplies:

$400.00

$400.00

$400.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,300.00

$2,500.00

$2,500.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$18,633.00

$19,863.00

$15,463.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$26,206.00

$27,436.00

$23,036.00

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: --

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): 1

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

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 72

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

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 603

Transfers admitted percentage: 73.0%

Transfers admitted: 442

Transfers enrolled percentage: 54.0%

Transfers enrolled: 330

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 67.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 33.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $50.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $15,636.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $6,870.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $6,900.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $583.39

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $4,634.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 4

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 70

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 65

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students