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University of Wisconsin - River Falls Overview

Located in River Falls, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin - River Falls is a public institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of River Falls draws many to the area.

What Is University of Wisconsin - River Falls Known For?

1,274 Undergraduate Awards
$22,333 Avg Cost After Aid
75% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at UW - River Falls have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at UW - River Falls is the master's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 60% of the faculty were full-time.

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University of Wisconsin - River Falls Rankings

We have ranked UW - River Falls as #241 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #7 out of 36 schools in Wisconsin.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UW - River Falls has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#146 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UW - River Falls.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Health Sciences & Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Animal Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Communication Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UW - River Falls has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Value Colleges for Animal Science College Factual
#6 Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations College Factual
#18 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#45 Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#75 Best Teaching Schools Teaching Degree Search
#76 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual

Where Is University of Wisconsin - River Falls?

Location of University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Contact details for UW - River Falls are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 410 S 3Rd St, River Falls, WI 54022-5001
Phone: 715-425-3911
Website: https://www.uwrf.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uwriverfalls
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uwriverfalls

How Do I Get Into UW - River Falls?

You can apply to UW - River Falls online at: https://apply.wisconsin.edu/

Admission Requirements for UW - River Falls

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UW - River Falls?

75% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
UW - River Falls has an acceptance rate of 75%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 70%, and the acceptance rate for women is 77%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to UW - River Falls submitted their SAT scores.UW - River Falls received ACT scores from 99% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 24. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for University of Wisconsin - River Falls  ( 19 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Wisconsin - River Falls  ( 19 to 25 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Wisconsin - River Falls  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Wisconsin - River Falls?

$22,333 Net Price
64% Take Out Loans
3.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UW - River Falls is $22,333. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UW - River Falls, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $7,246 a year. That adds up to $28,984 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW - River Falls is 3.9%. 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 - River Falls Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,052 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,588 undergraduate students at UW - River Falls, with 5,052 being full-time and 536 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UW - River Falls

There are also 392 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,052 full-time undergraduates at UW - River Falls, 35% are male and 65% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UW - River Falls

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Wisconsin - River Falls students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UW - River Falls Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 144
Black or African American 60
Hispanic or Latino 176
White 4,422
International Students 109
Other Races/Ethnicities 141

Geographic Diversity

Wisconsin students aren't the only ones who study at University of Wisconsin - River Falls. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at University of Wisconsin - River Falls

173 Took All Classes Online
2,040 Took At Least One Class Online
2.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at UW - River Falls. In 2017-2018, 2,040 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 47th most popular in Wisconsin for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UW - River Falls

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Wisconsin - River Falls was 2.4%. This is the #1,871 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UW - River Falls regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UW - River Falls majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 31%
Computer Science 60%
Health Professions 26%
Health Sciences & Services 42%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 33%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UW - River Falls ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UW - River Falls.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Sustainability Science #13
Health Sciences & Services #54
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #190

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%.

University of Wisconsin - River Falls Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 160 41 201
Animal Science 0 162 0 162
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 78 29 107
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 90 16 106
General Biology 0 77 0 77
General Psychology 0 62 0 62
Public Relations & Advertising 0 54 0 54
Communication Sciences 0 25 21 46
Computer Information Systems 0 41 0 41
Natural Resources Conservation 0 35 0 35
Health & Physical Education 0 0 31 31
Economics 0 31 0 31
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 29 0 29
Plant Sciences 0 29 0 29
Criminology 0 29 0 29
Communication & Media Studies 0 27 0 27
Fine & Studio Arts 0 27 0 27
Mathematics 0 26 0 26
General English Literature 0 25 0 25
Student Counseling 0 0 24 24
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 24 24
Accounting 0 23 0 23
History 0 22 0 22
Sociology 0 22 0 22
Agricultural Mechanization 0 21 0 21
Social Work 0 21 0 21
Physics 0 18 0 18
Health Sciences & Services 0 7 5 12
Computational Science 0 12 0 12
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 11 0 11
General Social Sciences 0 11 0 11
Computer Science 0 0 10 10
Teaching English or French 0 9 1 10
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 9 0 9
Music 0 9 0 9
Political Science & Government 0 8 0 8
Drama & Theater Arts 0 8 0 8
Liberal Arts General Studies 7 0 0 7
International Studies 0 7 0 7
General Agriculture 0 6 0 6
Biotechnology 0 6 0 6
Chemistry 0 6 0 6
Educational Administration 0 0 5 5
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 5 0 5
Geography & Cartography 0 5 0 5
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 4 0 4
Sustainability Science 0 4 0 4
Journalism 0 3 0 3
Food Science Technology 0 2 0 2
Agricultural Engineering 0 1 0 1
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0
Natural Resource Management 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 7 1,267 207 1,481

References

*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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