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 in the beautiful St. Croix Valley 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.
50+ majors available from four distinct colleges:
5,958 students (5,507 undergraduate; 451 graduate)
International students from 20+ countries
22:1 student/faculty ratio
The estimated costs below include tuition and fees, textbook rental, housing and dining.
Wisconsin resident: $14,540 per year
Minnesota resident: $15,410 per year
Midwest Student Exchange program: $17,689 per year
Non-resident: $22,113 per year
74 percent of students receive financial aid
$2.1M in scholarship aid was awarded in 2016-17
303 acres and 106 buildings on main campus
One satellite location in Hudson and two laboratory farms in River Falls
11 residence halls
New $63.5 million Falcon Center houses the Health and Human Performance Department, Athletics and Campus Recreation
Mascot: Freddy Falcon
Colors: Red and white
Conference: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC), NCAA Division III
150+ student clubs and organizations
17 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 sixth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named UW-River Falls a "Best Midwestern College."
UWRF is home to the second largest undergraduate dairy science program 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.