UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
We hope to answer some of your questions with the information on this page, but also feel free to contact us by phone or email if you have specific inquiries! For an overview of CAFES, download our brochure.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, is only 30 miles east of Minneapolis-St Paul. You and your family can visit campus by signing up for one of our Falcon Preview Days or scheduling a small group visit.
Our faculty are devoted to excellence in undergraduate education. Many faculty members have been honored with outside recognition of their teaching expertise. They focus on hands-on, real-world experiences that augment classroom learning.
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.
Depending on what major or program of study you enter into, there are many facilities available for your use, including two laboratory farms, dairy and meat processing plants, greenhouse, CAD lab and 3D printing lab, soils lab and more. All facilities are well equipped, but we are always working to improve the innovative equipment and facilities we offer to students.
As a CAFES student, your career outlook is positive. CAFES prepares you for a career after college through a wide range of experiences, from research and hands-on field experiences to paid internships and faculty-industry connections. See some recent CAFES graduates who had their career plans set even before graduation! Become familiar with the CAFES Internship Office and UWRF Career Services.
In a 2020 survey of new students in the UW-River Falls College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, 98% agreed or strongly agreed that UWRF was their first choice for college.
Check out the latest national report on employment prospects for new college graduates with expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, and the environment.