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UW River Falls Student Life

UW River Falls is on a 303-acre campus in a suburban setting in River Falls, Wisconsin, not far from Minneapolis-St. Paul and MN. There are many activities and organizations for UW River Falls students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UW River Falls also has fraternities and sororities.

UW River Falls has a thriving Dairy Club. In fact, more students participate in Dairy Club than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UW River Falls include InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Theta Chi Fraternity, UWRF Pre-Veterinary Club and Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity.

The UW River Falls community comes together each year for Homecoming, Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo and Finals Fest concert.

UW River Falls Housing

UW River Falls offers on-campus housing. 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 2021, 31.77% of undergrads at UW River Falls lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 68.23% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UW River Falls. There are 2,635 spots available in on-campus housing for all 5,428 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,664 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

UW River Falls offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

UW River Falls Athletics

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
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
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 3
Riflery Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rock Climbing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Skiing (Downhill) Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Weight Lifting Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 3
Tennis Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 3
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Volleyball Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 3

Is UW River Falls Safe?

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. The school also has student security patrols.

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.

Plan a Visit to UW River Falls

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 airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Wisconsin you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UW River Falls's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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UW River Falls Students

66%

Women

34%

Men

88%

Full Time

12%

Part Time

52%

In State

48%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

88%

4%

3%

3%

1%

1%

0.14%

0.14%

0.02%

Undergraduate Students

5,428

Graduate Students

434

Non-Resident / International Students

40

UW River Falls Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,862

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

77%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,037

Out-of-State

$15,610

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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