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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - [UWRF], RIVER FALLS, WISCONSIN

River Falls, WisconsinLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1874Established Year
  6110Enrollment

University of Wisconsin: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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University of Wisconsin–River Fall (UWRF) is a public liberal arts university located in Wisconsin which is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, US. The university was founded in 1874 and is a leader in exemplary teaching, undergraduate research, and sustainability. 

UWRF has over 70 areas of study which are available in four distinct colleges. A total of 6,139 students including international students from 20 different countries were enrolled in the year 2018. 78% of students receive some kind of financial aid, either federal or institutional. 

University of Wisconsin–River Fall (UWRF) Ranking

Ranking of University of Wisconsin - River Falls (UWRF) for the year 2019 is: 

  • University of Wisconsin - River Fall has been named a "Best Regional University" by U.S. News and World Report.
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls listed on The Sierra Club's 2019 ranking of Cool Schools.
  • The Princeton Review has named UW-River Falls a "Best Midwestern College" for the sixth consecutive year.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
Campus SettingTown
LocationRiver Falls, Wisconsin
Official Websiteuwrf.edu
Student-to-Faculty Ratio22:1
Student Population (2018)6,135
International studentsOver 120
Financial AidScholarship, grant

Campus of UWRF

The main campus of the University of Wisconsin-River fall is spread in 303 acres and has 106 buildings. UWRF has one satellite location in Hudson and two laboratory farms in River Falls. The campus of UWRF consists of 11 Residence halls for students. UWRF also has newly built the Health and Human Performance Department, Athletics and Campus Recreation. 

Residential Facilities at UWRF

University of Wisconsin-River fall has 11 residence halls with over 40% of students (approximately 2,500) living on-campus housing who live, learn, and discover together. All 11 halls have been divided into three classes: first-year hall, upperclassmen hall and hall for anyone. 

These residence halls are: 

  • Crabtree Hall: Houses of approximately 260 first-year students.
  • Grimm Hall: House of 240 students.
  • McMillan Hall: It also has housing facilities for 240 students
  • Parker Hall: Houses of approximately 260 students 
  • Hathorn Hall: Houses for 400 upper-class students
  • Johnson Hall: House of 300 students of both
  • Prucha Hall: House of 200 students
  • Stratton Hall: House of 200 students
  • May Hall: House of 200 students

The suites available for a living are: 

  • Ames Suite:
    • Houses approximately 240 upper-class students.
    • It has large double and single rooms
  • South Fork Suites:
    • It has four single rooms in a suite
    • Each suite is equipped with a kitchen 

For more information about Residence halls and other details, students can contact the Department of Residence Life, Division of Student Affairs at reslife@uwrf.edu or 715-425-4555. 

Off-Campus Housing: UWRF provides a handbook that is designed to help students make a successful transition into off-campus housing. The guidebook includes all steps and securities that need to be taken for off-campus housing. UWRF gives tips to help students to make wise decisions that may protect students physically, academically, and even financially down the road. 

Programs Offered at UWRF

University of Wisconsin - River Falls (UWRF) has over 70 areas of study available in four distinct colleges:

  • College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Education and Professional Studies 

Some of the graduate and undergraduate degree programs offered by the UWRF are Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts, Music Education, Science, Social Work, Business Administration, Biology, Literature, Mathematics, Master of Arts, Business Administration, Science, mathematics, physiology, etc. UWRF also offers Teaching English program to speakers of other languages, such as Spanish, German Language Programs and others.

Application Process for International Students

Application Portal: Application can be submitted online through the UW System application. 

Application Fee: A 50 USD application fee is charged. 

Application Deadline: Students should submit their application and all supporting materials by the following dates to ensure timely arrival of acceptance decision: 

  • Fall semester: July 15
  • Spring semester: December 1

Admission Requirements: Passport Copy; Academic Records; Certification of Finance Form (CFF) with supporting bank statement.

English Proficiency Requirement: Evidence of English language proficiency is required by the submission of IELTS or TOEFL test scores. 

Application can be submitted offline also by downloading the application from the university's website and submitting the completed application along with supporting application materials to: International Admissions Coordinator at bryan.holzer@uwrf.edu or via direct mail to the International Admissions Office. 

Cost of Attendance

Overall expenses to be paid by the international students enrolled in undergraduate programs: 

ExpensesCost (annual)
Tuition and Fees15,910 USD
Room and Meals*6,576 USD
Medical Insurance1,691 USD
Total24,177 USD

Students enrolled in graduate programs are required to pay a 932 USD per credit tuition fee. 

Scholarships Offered at UWRF

UWRF offers scholarships to all new students who have a history of strong academic performance.

  • Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
    • 4,000 USD is awarded
    • Students must have 25+ ACT and top 25% class rank
    • A 2,000 USD award that is renewable for a second year when a 3.0 GPA and progress toward a degree is maintained.
  • Academic Achievement Award
    • 2,000 USD is awarded
    • 1,000 USD award is renewable for a second year when a 3.0 GPA and progress toward a degree is maintained.
    • Students must have 22+ ACT and top 40% class rank
  • Federal Pell Grant
    • Based on the students’ financial need determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and whether you attend full-time or part-time. 
    • 5,920 USD is awarded

Work-Study Program

All international students having both F-1 and J-1 visa are eligible to work on the UWRF campus under the supervision of UWRF faculty or staff. Students can work up to 20 hours per week in session and 40 hours per week during breaks. They need to fill out applications through the Handshake Program for both on-campus and off-campus employment. 

For more details, contact International Student Services at iss@uwrf.edu or 715.425.4982

Notable Alumni

Some of the notable alumni of the University of Wisconsin - River Falls (UWRF) are: 

  • David Swensen, Chief Investment Officer, Yale University; member of former President Barack Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board
  • Harvey Stower, member of Wisconsin State Assembly
  • Osborne Cowles, basketball coach
  • Nate DeLong, former NBA player
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University of Wisconsin Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population6633
FAFSA Code003923
Application Cost$50
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$15,898 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-80- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
ACTCheck Detailed Score232025 99%
English221924-
Mathematics221925-

University of Wisconsin Acceptance Rate

74.5%

Acceptance Rate

3450

Total Applicants

6633

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

38.6%

Male

61.4%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program74.5%
Total Applicants8139
Total Enrolled6065
Graduate
Graduate Programs74.4%
Total Applicants763
Total Enrolled568

University of Wisconsin Enrollment

Enrollment
University of Wisconsin Enrollment6633
Undergraduate Enrollment6065
Graduate Enrollment568
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate44.3%

Attendance Cost

$15,898

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$15,898 / Year
Post Graduate Program$27,930 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$370 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$7,760 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,745 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$7,760 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,960 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,830 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,960 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Education ProgramsMontessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
499623502646-

College rating

based on 1 student ratings

8.2/10

10/10academic
7/10infrastructure
7/10placements
9/10faculty
10/10extracurricular
6/10accommodation

Reviews

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Leah thompson, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA English
University of Wisconsin
Current student , Batch : 2021
8.2
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

UWRF IS A COZY LITTLE HOME

The campus itself is incredibly beautiful, the English department is small but it helps the professors focus on the students. The campus is also small and condensed, but it makes it feel like home and it's so much easier to walk from class to class.


Course Curriculum - 

I think it's alright. I don't have a super buff opinion on it. I haven't had any problems with it so far so I can't really complain. I think overall, it works well and the students are able to do well enough to graduate.

10 /10
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410 S. 3rd Street, River Falls, WI 54022
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Book Store

UW River Falls Bookstore0.07 Km
Fox Den Books0.73 Km

Restaurant

Einstein Bros. Bagels0.07 Km
Mariachi Loco0.51 Km
Jimmy John's0.55 Km
Junior's Restaurant & Tap House0.61 Km
Holiday Stationstores0.62 Km
Luigi's Pizza0.65 Km
Caribou Coffee0.7 Km
Broz Sports Bar and Grill0.75 Km
Mei Mei's Cookies & Creamery LLC0.75 Km
Subway Restaurants0.91 Km
China Moon Buffet0.94 Km
Carbone's Pizzeria0.97 Km
Kinni Cafe- River Falls1.69 Km
Little Caesars Pizza1.73 Km
West Wind Supper Club1.77 Km
Econo Lodge2.22 Km
Burger King2.27 Km
McDonald's2.61 Km
Subway2.7 Km
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Shopping Mall

Riverside Square Shopping Mall0.71 Km
Riverwalk Square0.87 Km
Tammi Anderson at Hairworks0.97 Km
River Falls Has It1.9 Km
Our Town Has It1.91 Km

Airport

River Falls Area Hospital Heliport1.99 Km

*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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