UW-River Falls welcomes largest freshman class since 2009

September 22, 2017-- This month the University of Wisconsin-River Falls welcomed 1,325 freshmen, making the freshman class the largest since 2009. New student enrollment, including transfer students, is at 1,748. Official overall student enrollment numbers will not be available until November.

“I am extremely pleased with the efforts extended by our admissions team, staff and faculty in the recruitment process,” said UW-River Falls Chancellor Dean Van Galen. “Each freshman brings with them a unique background and world viewpoint to share with our campus that will help reaffirm our legacy of academic excellence.”

This announcement comes just a few weeks after UW-River Falls was named to the 2018 U.S. News and World Report Best Regional Universities Midwest Rankings.

“The success in new student enrollment speaks volumes about the reputation of our institution,” said Executive Director of Admissions Sarah Egerstrom. “Our exceptional academic programs, value and affordability, and the quality of our faculty and staff make UW-River Falls the clear choice for many of our new students. We are pleased to welcome each of them to our vibrant campus community.”

Founded in 1874, UW-River Falls is located in a scenic community just 30 miles from downtown St. Paul, Minn. UW-River Falls students are empowered, beginning in their first semester, to participate in hands-on research, global travel and collaborative learning with award-winning and caring faculty.

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