University of Wisconsin-River Falls is a public, state school in an suburban setting in River Falls, Wisconsin. UW River Falls was founded in 1874 and now enrolls around 5,862 students a year, including 5,428 undergrads.
UW River Falls offers housing for up to 2,635 students. Most students live off campus,.
UW River Falls's endowment was valued at $25.263 million in 2021. The institution spends around $7,432 for each full-time student enrolled. For each full-time professor, there are about 21 undergraduates enrolled at UW River Falls.
|2021 UW River Falls Admissions Facts At-a Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||77%|
|Mean ACT score||22|
|Mean SAT score||1130|
University of Wisconsin-River Falls does not offer early decision or early action.
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It is moderately difficult to get into UW River Falls. Around 77% of applicants get into UW River Falls each year. In 2021, 2,138 out of 2,782 total applicants were accepted.
UW River Falls reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.
UW River Falls is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to UW River Falls, applicants must submit the following items.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||rank in upper 40% of high school class|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
The average high school GPA for a student admitted to UW River Falls is 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. Admitted students have a mean score of 1130 on the SAT. The mean ACT score for UW River Falls students is 22.
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UW River Falls does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
Out of all applicants, 2.91% submitted the SAT. 97.59% submitted the ACT.
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Yes! UW River Falls provides on-campus housing for up to 2,635 students.
UW River Falls students are active in the school's Dairy Club, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Theta Chi Fraternity. Homecoming, Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo, and and Finals Fest concert are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.
Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at UW River Falls.
UW River Falls meets 50% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $6,305 a year.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
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Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.
Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.
About 77% of students who start at UW River Falls come back the next year. Out of the 998 students who started at UW River Falls as first-time freshman, 370 graduate within four years.
UW River Falls's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 57%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.
Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $27,971 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
Based on this information, how does UW River Falls sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is UW River Falls a good school for you?
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UW River Falls is located in the suburban setting of River Falls, Wisconsin, less than an hour from Minneapolis-St. Paul and MN.
If you want to see UW River Falls for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to River Falls, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UW River Falls and River Falls are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UW River Falls is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UW River Falls is Continuous processing.
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to UW River Falls is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into UW River Falls. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1250 and Above
1040 to 1250
1040 and Less
The median SAT score for UW River Falls students is 1130. Applicants with SAT scores of 1250 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UW River Falls, while applicants with SAT scores between 1040 to 1250 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1040 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UW River Falls.
Wondering what life at UW River Falls is like? There are approximately 5,862 students enrolled at UW River Falls, including 5,428 undergraduate students and 434 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 52% percent are from WI and 48% percent of students are from other states.
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