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During the Fall season of 2018, a total 3209 applications were received, from which 2407 students were admitted with an acceptance rate of the university is 75%. This means the university is somewhat selective in its admission process.
University of Wisconsin, River Falls offers programs in up to 70+ areas; some of the popular majors are Business, Animal Sciences and Husbandry, and Biology. The intake session for both undergraduate and graduate students are fall and spring.
|Application Portal||UW System Application|
|Application fee||50 USD|
|Mode of Payment||Master/Visa|
|SAT Score||Reading and Math score of 870|
|ACT Score||English score 18|
|Financial aid||Scholarships, Work on campus, Partial Payment Plan|
|Academic Calendar||Semester based|
The deadline for admissions is the same for undergraduate and graduate, the deadline for the fall semester is July 15 and the spring semester is December 1.
The general requirements for admission are mentioned in the following sections and additional requirements, for both undergraduate and graduate, are mentioned below.
NOTE: Applicants who have not met the English proficiency score requirement can apply for English Language Transition Program
Applicants can apply through the UW System application or can directly mail the paper application with all the other required documents to the university. New freshmen typically rank in the top 40% of their high school.
Application portal- UW System application
Application fee - 50 USD
Note- University offers waivers in the application fee for applicants with financial hardship.
17 units are the minimum required units. Official transcripts must state the evidence of the following-
|English/Communications (composition, literature, and rhetoric)||4 units*|
|Mathematics (algebra, geometry, and higher)||3 units*|
|Science (two must be from biology, chemistry or physics)||3 units*|
|Social Studies||3 units*|
|Additional Academic Electives (from the above areas or other academic or vocational areas)||4 units*|
*1 unit is equivalent to 1 year of that subject.
General requirements for transfer applicants are the same as mentioned above only with few additional documents which are as follows-
For the general requirements; the applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and the application fee for all graduate courses is 56 USD.
Given below is the list of popular courses offered by the University of Wisconsin, River Falls and their additional admissions requirements-
|Requirements||MBA||Agriculture education||Communication Sciences and Disorders||Masters in Computer Science||Mathematics Secondary Education|
|Undergraduate degree||Business or accounting||Not Required in any specific field||Computer Sciences and Disorders||Computer sciences or a related field||Not required in any specific field|
|Work Experience||Optional*||Not required||Not required||Optional**||Not Required|
|Resume||Required||Not Required||Not required||Optional||Not required|
|GRE/GMAT||Required||Not Required||Required||Not Required||Not required|
|Personal Statement||Required||Not required||Required||Required||Not required|
|Letter of Recommendation||2 Letter of Recommendations||Not Required||3 Letter of Recommendations||2 Letter of Recommendations||Not required|
|Minimum GPA||3.0 on a scale of 4.0||2.75 on a scale of 4.0 or 2.90 on a 60-semester credits||2.75 on a scale of 4.0 or 2.90 on a 60-semester credits||UG- 2.75 Major- 3.0||2.75 on a scale of 4.0 or 2.90 on a 64-semester credits|
*Required if the bachelor’s degree is not in Business or Accounting. Alternatively, applicants can also complete an undergraduate business core at UW-River falls or any other university OR score 50 and above in CLEP exams.
**Required if the bachelor’s degree is not in related fields; work experience should be in the field of computer science. Applicants can also complete an undergraduate computer science core from UW-River Falls or any other university.
The application review process is comprehensive and is highly based upon the academic and non-academic performance of the student. The academics include their high school performance, curriculum, GPA, ACT/SAT scores and high school class rank. The non-academic includes, but not limited to, leadership, community service, unique talents, and personal characteristics.