UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Founded in 1874, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is one of 13 comprehensive universities in the prestigious University of Wisconsin System. Located on 226 acres of rolling land, just 30 minutes from the Twin Cities, UWRF is a leader in exemplary teaching, undergraduate research, and sustainability. Our mission is to help prepare students to be productive, creative, ethical, engaged citizens and leaders with an informed global perspective.
60 majors available from four distinct colleges:
6,184 students (5,721 undergraduate; 463 graduate)
International students from 20+ countries
20:1 student/faculty ratio
The estimated costs below include tuition and fees, textbook rental, housing and dining.
Wisconsin resident: $14,574 per year
Minnesota resident: $14,946 per year
Midwest Student Exchange program: $17,724 per year
Non-resident: $22,146 per year
76 percent of students receive financial aid
$950,000 in scholarship aid was awarded in 2014-2015
303 acres and 106 buildings on main campus
One satellite location in Hudson and two laboratory farms in River Falls
11 residence halls
$63.5 million construction project underway to house the Health and Human Performance programs and recreation center
Mascot: Freddy Falcon
Colors: Red and white
Conference: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC), NCAA Division III
150+ student clubs and organizations
16 varsity sports
UWRF students are two times as likely to study abroad than their peers
Named a "Best College" for intramural sports by BestColleges.com
Chancellor: Dean Van Galen, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs: Faye Perkins, Ph.D.
UW-River Falls has been named a "Best Regional University" by the U.S. News and World Report.
For the fourth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named UW-River Falls a "Best Midwestern College."
UWRF is home to one of the largest undergraduate dairy science programs in the United States.
The College of Business and Economics is accredited by AACSB, a distinction earned by less than five percent of business schools.
UW-River Falls has been selected as a "Best for Vets College" by Military Times.
Named a "Best Value" by Educate to Career when considering cost of attendance.