University of Wisconsin–River Falls

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The University of Wisconsin–River Falls, frequently referred to as UW–River Falls, UWRF and by locals as just “River Falls”, is a four-year co-education liberal arts university that belongs to the University of Wisconsin System. It resides in the city of River Falls, in the state of Wisconsin, and is located on a 225-acre campus that runs along site the beautiful Kinnickinnic River in the scenic St. Croix River valley, a tributary of the Mississippi River. The UW–River Falls campus is home to over 30 academic buildings and facilities, including two expansive laboratory farms which sit on over 450 acres of their own.

UW–River Falls has a total annual enrollment of roughly 7,000 students and offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in more than 40 fields of study and academic disciplines. The university offers campus-based programs, online degrees and courses as well as several study abroad programs.
In addition to being a University of Wisconsin System institution, UW–River Falls maintains memberships with the American Council of Education and American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). UW–River Falls is one of a growing number of higher education institutions that has dedicated itself to sustainability.

Student who attend UW–River Falls will no doubt have an exceptional academic experience, but they can also look forward to enjoyable and fulfilling student life. A big part of the culture and student life at UW–River Falls revolves around intercollegiate sports and athletics. UWRF athletic teams compete in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

General Information

Admission Office

410 South 3rd Street

112 South Hall

River Falls, WI 54022-5001

(715) 425-3500

Fax: (715) 425-0676

[email protected]

Contact: Mark Meydam

Director of Admission
Main Address

410 South Third Street

River Falls, WI 54022-5001

(715) 425-3911

Total undergrads: 6,050

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,050


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 91%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 74%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business B
Agricultural Equipment Technology B
Agricultural/Food Processing B
Agriculture – General B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B
Crop Production B
Dairy Husbandry/Production B
Dairy Science B
Equestrian/Equine Studies B
Food Science B
Greenhouse Management B
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science B
Horticultural Services B
Horticulture Science B
Landscaping B
Soil Science and Agronomy B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Agricultural Education B
Art Teacher Education B
ESL Teacher Education B
Education of Speech Impaired B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Communication Disorders B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Organic Chemistry B
Physics B
Planetary Sciences B
Polymer Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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