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University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Overview

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is a public institution situated in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$22,258 Avg Cost After Aid
74% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at UW - La Crosse is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UW - La Crosse.
  • In <nil>, 85% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UW - La Crosse makes roughly $57,125 a year. This is 40% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is University of Wisconsin - La Crosse?


Contact details for UW - La Crosse are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1725 State St, La Crosse, WI 54601-9959
Phone: 608-785-8000

How Do I Get Into UW - La Crosse?

You can apply to UW - La Crosse online at:

Admission Requirements for UW - La Crosse

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UW - La Crosse?

74% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is 74%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 68%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.

Average Test Scores

UW - La Crosse received ACT scores from 73% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 25. Math scores were between 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of Wisconsin - La Crosse  ( 20 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Wisconsin - La Crosse  ( 21 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Wisconsin - La Crosse  ( 21 to 26 )

Can I Afford University of Wisconsin - La Crosse?

$22,258 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
0.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UW - La Crosse is $22,258. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UW - La Crosse, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $6,999 a year. That adds up to $27,996 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW - La Crosse is 0.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,819 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,400 undergraduate students at UW - La Crosse, with 8,819 being full-time and 581 being part-time.


There are also 937 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,819 full-time undergraduates at UW - La Crosse, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Wisconsin - La Crosse students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 195
Black or African American 47
Hispanic or Latino 345
White 7,879
International Students 42
Other Races/Ethnicities 311

Geographic Diversity

Wisconsin students aren't the only ones who study at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 25 countries are represented at UW - La Crosse. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Japan.

Online Learning at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

544 Took All Classes Online
4,706 Took At Least One Class Online
334.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 15 master’s degree programs available online at UW - La Crosse. In 2020-2021, 4,706 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UW - La Crosse has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 27th most popular in Wisconsin for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of UW - La Crosse

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse was 334.7%. This is the #211 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UW - La Crosse regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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