University Of Wisconsin La Crosse

University Of Wisconsin La Crosse

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, also referred to as UW-La Crosse, is a public university located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the University of Wisconsin System. UW-La Crosse offers more than 80 undergraduate programs in over 40 disciplines and more than 25 graduate programs in over five disciplines. The university is organized into the following academic units:

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Liberal Studies
  • College of Science and Health

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse fields both men's and women's sports teams that participate in a variety of sports. The athletic teams are nicknamed the Eagles. They compete in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
1725 State St
La Crosse , WI 54601-9959
General Phone: (608) 785-8000

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UW La Crosse Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching486special ed, college student counseling, elementary school teaching, teacher education, health teaching, science teaching, social studies teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy348parks and recreation management, exercise science, athletic trainer, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, rehabilitation
Business and Management326business management, accounting, finance, international business, MIS, marketing
Science263biology, biochemistry, microbiology, chemistry, physics
Liberal Arts239German language, French language, Spanish language, English, economics, geography, political science, sociology, history ...
Therapy and Counseling182psychology, school psychology, physical therapy
Media93communication studies
Medical Administration38community health
Computer Science and Engineering32computer and info science, software engineering
Medical Support and Technology28physician assistant, clinical lab tech
Art Studies21art studies
Family and Social Work12public administration
Drama and Performing Arts9drama
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for UW La Crosse in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,52341
Master's degree57213
Doctor's degree - professional practice391

UW La Crosse Student Body

In 2007-2008, UW La Crosse had a total enrollment of 9,994 students (9,505 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 38%
Women 62%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 20%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 91%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 32%
20-21 32%
22-24 20%
25-29 8%
30-34 3%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%

UW La Crosse Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 87 %
Part-Time 100 %

UW La Crosse Room and Board (2007)

UW La Crosse offers campus housing for 2,870 of its 9,505 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of La Crosse, Wisconsin for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Wisconsin Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UW La Crosse Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal2226
ACT Math2227
ACT Composite2326

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT96%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

UW La Crosse Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,648
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,221
Room and board $ 5,420
Room charge $ 3,130
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,290
Books and supplies $ 300
Other expenses $ 2,775

Financial Aid:
UW La Crosse participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 391900)

UW La Crosse Faculty

UW La Crosse has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3931
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3650

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*5$81,506
All faculty totalcalendar year3$95,0836$85,055

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year75$79,33225$73,574
Associate professoracademic year53$60,50041$55,571
Assistant professoracademic year50$55,60241$52,164
Lectureracademic year30$41,70536$41,001
All faculty totalacademic year208$63,402143$54,074

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UW La Crosse Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

UW La Crosse Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other


Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Community Health and Preventive Medicine

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Physician Assistant

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Microbiology, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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What Sets UW La Crosse Apart:

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Top 13%UW La Crosse % of degrees in science
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Top 19%UW La Crosse Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 19%UW La Crosse Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 20%UW La Crosse Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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