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?
- 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.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UW - River Falls.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UW - River Falls has earned from around the web.
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Where Is University of Wisconsin - River Falls?
Contact details for UW - River Falls are given below.
|Address:||410 S 3Rd St, River Falls, WI 54022-5001|
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
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UW - River Falls?
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.
Can I Afford University of Wisconsin - River Falls?
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
There are also 392 graduate students at the school.
Of the 5,052 full-time undergraduates at UW - River Falls, 35% are male and 65% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Wisconsin - River Falls students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||60|
|Hispanic or Latino||176|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UW - River Falls has changed over the last few years.
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%|
|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|
|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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Bobak Ha’Eri under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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