College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Prospective Students


Frequently Asked Questions for New Students

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.

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

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

Yes, every year we have an awards banquet when we distribute about 140 scholarships for more than $120,000 in scholarships and awards. You can apply for scholarships through the UWRF website.

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.

Many of our students live on campus. See our Residence Life page for specific information about on-campus housing.

We have quite a list of student clubs and organizations in CAFES and there are many more campus-wide organizations that can be found on MyOrgs, our online student organization portal.

Student Life offers athletics, intramural sports, events, field trips, clubs and much more! The list is long and the opportunities are spread across campus.

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.

Did you know?

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.

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