Global Opportunities.

Our students engage with ideas, people, cultures, and places beyond our campus. With dynamic semester-long international programs such as Wisconsin in Scotland and Experience China offered at a price comparable to our attractive on-campus tuition and housing rates, it's no wonder our students are twice as likely to study abroad than their national peers.

Global education at UW-River Falls isn't limited to study abroad experiences. As a member of the prestigious American Council on Education International Laboratory, we strive to ensure all of our students graduate with an informed global perspective.

Innovative Research and Teaching.

By participating in heart failure research using zebrafish, engineering human tissues on three dimensional scaffolds, or exploring the furthest reaches of space by examining neutrinos in the Antarctic ice, our students don't just study scientific breakthroughs, they make them. This commitment to active student learning through undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activity extends to all fields of study at UW-River Falls.

Programs such as Falcon Scholars, McNair Scholars, and Summer Scholars provide students with the resources and support they need to become thought leaders in their fields. Our students then in turn present their findings in high-profile venues such as the National Conference on Undergraduate Research and Posters in the Rotundalink

A Commitment to Excellence.

We take great pride in fostering a culture of excellence. Here are just a few of our points of distinction:

  • UW-River Falls has been named one of the best universities in the Midwest by national publications such as The Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report.
  • UWRF's College of Business and Economics is accredited by AACSB Internationallink, a distinction earned by less than five percent of schools of business.
  • Our faculty have earned numerous teaching awards, including the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award
  • Our student athletes routinely earn NCAA tournament berths, win national championships, and are named academic all-Americans.




Quick Facts

Location: 30 miles southeast of downtown St. Paul, MN in the St. Croix River Valley

Students: 6,447

Campus buildings: 106

Additional campuses: Two laboratory farms and a learning center in Hudson, WI

Programs of study: 48

Varsity sports: 18

Student to faculty ratio: 19:1

Nickname: Falcons

Mascot: Freddy Falcon

Colors: red and white

Chancellor: Dean Van Galen, Ph.D.

Alumni: 40,000+


  • Arts and Sciences
  • Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences
  • Education and Professional Studies
  • Business and Economics

Degrees awarded:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts, Music Education, Science, Social Work
  • Master of Arts, Business Administration, Science

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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
410 S. 3rd Street, River Falls WI 54022 USA
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