UW River Falls is on a 303-acre campus in the suburban setting of River Falls, Wisconsin, not far from Minneapolis-St. Paul and MN.
UW River Falls has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? UW River Falls has fraternities and sororities.
UW River Falls has the Companion Animal Professional Society. In fact, more students participate in the Companion Animal Professional Society than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at UW River Falls include Dairy Club, Horseman's Association, Block and Bridle and Women in Business.
UW River Falls students' favorite campus events are Homecoming, Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo and Finals Fest concert.
This table offers information on housing at UW River Falls.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||43%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||2,540|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||2,041|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||57%|
UW River Falls offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most UW River Falls students live off campus. In 2022, 43% of undergrads at UW River Falls lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 57% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UW River Falls. There are 2,540 spots available in on-campus housing for all 5,003 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 2,041 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
UW River Falls offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At UW River Falls there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UW River Falls:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Ice Hockey||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Baseball||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Riflery||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rock Climbing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Skiing (Downhill)||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Weight Lifting||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
University of Wisconsin-River Falls is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UW River Falls campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
UW River Falls offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Additionally, UW River Falls has University Police Department, Emergency Alert Notification System.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UW River Falls, take Interstate 94 to River Falls, WI. If you need to fly, book your flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul International (MSP) airport.
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