Prospective Students

Frequently Asked Questions for New Students

We hope you find the answers to your questions in the information on this page or throughout the website, but also feel free to contact us by phone or email if you have specific questions!

What majors does CAFES offer?

Quite a few! In fact our academic programs range from those focusing on traditional agricultural subjects to environmental science, marketing, geology and horticulture.

How much is this going to cost?

River Falls has the reputation of being quite affordable, but not at the cost of quality.

Do you offer any scholarships?

Yes, every year we have an awards banquet when we distribute about 140 scholarships for more than $120,000 in scholarships and awards.

How and when can we come and visit you?

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, is only 30 miles east of Minneapolis-St Paul. Arrangements for campus visits can be made through our Admissions Office.

Is the teaching at River Falls any good?

Yes. Our faculty are devoted to excellence in undergraduate education; many faculty members have been honored with outside recognition of their teaching expertise.

Are there any international opportunities?

You bet! We have programs to Mexico, Scotland, France and many other places. Check out our Global Connections page. There are also opportunities that are specific to a CAFES program, such as the India Trip, or opportunities that can be tailored to an individual major, such as this international horticulture internship.

What are the facilities like in your departments?

The lab facilities are quite well equipped, but we are always working to improve.

Are there living facilities on campus?

Many of our students live on campus. See our Residence Life page.

Are there any clubs for me to join on campus?

We have quite a list of CAFES clubs and campus-wide Student Organizationslink. Also, check out the University Center.

Are there any activities - beyond classes - I can be involved in?

Student Life offers athletics, intramural sports, internships, field trips, clubs, the list is long and the opportunities are spread across campus.

What are my career prospects after I graduate from UWRF?

As a CAFES student, your career outlook looks great! Learn about where our graduates are working by visiting the alumni link on each program page. CAFES helps you prepare for graduation by working with industry to offer you practical internship experiences. Check out the CAFES Internship Office. UWRF also has a helpful Career Services site.

Do you offer graduate programs?

Contact Us

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Fax 715-425-3785
210 Agricultural Science
611 S. 3rd St.
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