University Of Wisconsin River Falls

University Of Wisconsin River Falls

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is a liberal arts undergraduate and graduate university located in River Falls, Wisconsin. It was established in 1874 as the River Falls Normal School and is currently a member of the University of Wisconsin System. The campus contains more than 30 buildings and is spread across an area of more than 220 acres. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

UW-River Falls sponsors more than 15 varsity sports for men and women. Each team competes in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference of the NCAA's Division III. UWRF's sports teams are nicknamed the Falcons.

In collaboration with UW-River Falls and other UW campuses, The University of Wisconsin-Extension offers an online Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Management program. Read an exclusive interview with the Student Service's director of this online green degree program.

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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
410 S 3rd St
River Falls , WI 54022
General Phone: (715) 425-3913

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UW River Falls Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching293school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, agricultural teaching, art education, music teaching, physical education teaching, reading teaching, ESL instruction ...
Business and Management178business management, business administration, accounting
Liberal Arts168foreign language and literature, English, international studies, social services, economics, geography, political science, sociology, history ...
Therapy and Counseling122psychology, school psychology, communication disorders
Media111communication studies, journalism, public relations and advertising
Science82biology, biotechnology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Animal Science and Care72animal science, dairy science
Agricultural Science and Management49agriculture, agricultural operations, agricultural mechanization, food science
Landscaping and Horticulture42agronomy, horticultural science
Conservation and Resource Management32conservation, environmental science, land use planning
Family and Social Work21social work
Art Studies21art studies
Computer Science and Engineering16computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts3drama

Number of programs and degrees for UW River Falls in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,07945
Master's degree1608

UW River Falls Student Body

In 2007-2008, UW River Falls had a total enrollment of 6,452 students (5,924 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 87%
Graduate 13%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 93%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 34%
20-21 31%
22-24 21%
25-29 7%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

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


UW River Falls Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %
Part-Time 86 %

UW River Falls Room and Board (2007)

UW River Falls offers campus housing for 2,344 of its 5,924 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of River Falls, 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 River Falls Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite2024

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT98%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

UW River Falls Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,220
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,793
Room and board $ 5,106
Room charge $ 3,084
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,022
Books and supplies $ 330
Other expenses $ 2,450

Financial Aid:
UW River Falls participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 392300)

UW River Falls Faculty

UW River Falls has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2234
Non-tenured and not on tenure track918

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$81,0631*
Lecturercalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$72,2861*

*: 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 year79$71,28533$68,363
Associate professoracademic year27$58,65018$59,646
Assistant professoracademic year25$50,61835$52,655
Lectureracademic year4$42,41115$42,526
All faculty totalacademic year135$64,075101$57,529

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

UW River Falls Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

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

UW River Falls Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agriculture, General
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General
Dairy Science

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Land Use Planning and Management/Development
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

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

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Music, General

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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What Sets UW River Falls Apart:

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