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University of Wisconsin-River Falls

River Falls, WI

Campus Is Currently Not Accepting Students

About This Campus

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is a public, student-centered institution where teaching and learning are genuinely valued. Part of the world-renowned University of Wisconsin System, UW-River Falls was founded in 1874 and is nationally recognized for outstanding academic offerings in a wide range of program areas. Small classes and close interaction with faculty provide for a very rich "hands-on" learning experience. Located in River Falls, Wisconsin, a town of 15,000, UW-River Falls students have easy access to shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor recreation - all within a within a 5 minute walk of campus. Just 35 minutes away is the heart of the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN metropolitan area. Such close proximity to the "Twin Cities" provides easy access for students who wish to participate in professional internships, major league sports, and cultural and fine arts programs. The UWRF campus community is deeply committed to diversity and inclusivity.

Location Information

Located 24 miles east of the St. Paul/Minneapolis (MN) "Twin Cities" metropolitan area, in scenic western Wisconsin.

Chance of Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | River Falls
Population | 15,209
Enrollment | 6,184
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 09/07-12/22
Spring | 01/23-05/11

Campus Diversity

White | 88%
Black | 2%
Hispanic/Latino | 2%
Asian | 2%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 2%
Other | 2%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Some majors may have restricted class availability.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Elementary Education

Unique Academic Programs

  • Animal Sciences
  • Dairy Science/Management
  • Equine Technology
  • Health Science
  • Fine Art

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Technology Management, Animal Sciences, Crop Science/Management, Dairy Science/Management, Equine Science, Horticulture, Livestock Production, Soil Science, Vet Tech Emphasis

Area Studies: International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Fine Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Fitness and Sports Science, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Field Biology, Neuroscience

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, Management, Marketing, Marketing Communication

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Journalism

Criminal Justice: Criminology

Earth Sciences: Geology, Physical Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

Engineering: Agricultural Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Literature

Environmental Studies: Conservation, Environmental Sciences, Sustainability Studies

Food Science: Food Science and Technology

Foreign Language: English as a Foreign Language, Japanese (some courses), Spanish

Forestry: Biotechnology

General Studies: Social Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management, Geography, Planning

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Chiropractic, Communication Disorders, Dentristy, Health Education, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Wellness

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Data Processing Technology, Information Systems

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music, Music Education, Theater Arts/Drama

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional, Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Technology: Agricultural Engineering Technology

Theater: Performance and Directing


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.50 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 02/12/17.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $100 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $135 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $317 Semester Plan B Optional
Textbook Fee $76 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Orientation Fee $50 Semester Plan B Mandatory

Important Notes: A parking permit for the lots nearest the residence halls is $291/year while a permit for the lot near the football stadium is $165/year.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $800 per semester.

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 02/12/17

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 40% living on campus
  • Double: $3238 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $882
  • Proximity to campus: 1
Notes About Housing
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus unless they meet the terms of an exemption listed at http://www.uwrf.edu/Housing/Commuting/

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1220 per semester for 19 meals per week.
  • $1195 per semester for 14 meals per week.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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