University of Wisconsin River Falls

River Falls, Wisconsin
4-year Public university


University of Wisconsin River Falls is a public institution established in 1874 with a rural setting located at River Falls. It is ranked 60 in Regional Universities Midwest in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,135 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,128. Total undergraduate enrollment is 4,772. It practices a semester-based academic calendar.

#60 in Regional Universities Midwest
Location River Falls, Wisconsin
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1874
Selectivity Very Low
Size Small
4,772 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $8,135
Outstate Tuition Fee $16,128
Room and Board Fees $7,300
$39,418 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


85% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.4 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
-- Not Reported
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Does not accept CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

Native language is English.

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$6,689 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$3,290 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $--
60% Students with need received Financial Aid
72% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Chancellor's Scholarship
Total Worth Full-tuition or half-tuition
Eligibility Freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline January
Falcon Scholars Scholarship
Total Worth $1,000 annual
Eligibility Freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Falcons Fly Higher Scholarship
Total Worth ($500-$2,500)
Details A one-time award offered to first-year or transfer students. Academic potential, background and experiences, financial need, leadership and potential to enrich the campus community are given consideration when making these awards.


4,772 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
75% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
41% Students graduate within 6 years