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How Well Is University of Wisconsin - River Falls Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Wisconsin - River Falls was awarded 351 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is data science, general.

Overall Quality

UW - River Falls landed the #253 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UW - River Falls held the #778 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UW - River Falls is also ranked #5 out of 52 schools in Wisconsin.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UW - River Falls?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Wisconsin - River Falls is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 75%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

UW - River Falls received ACT scores from 99% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Wisconsin - River Falls  ( 20 to 25 )
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University of Wisconsin - River Falls Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin - River Falls is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Wisconsin - River Falls is 65%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  65 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 74% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Wisconsin - River Falls enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At UW - River Falls this rate is 29%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  29 out of 100
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University of Wisconsin - River Falls Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,588 undergraduates at UW - River Falls with 5,052 being full-time and 536 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Wisconsin - River Falls Cost?

The overall average net price of UW - River Falls is $13,748. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UW - River Falls

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,366 $10,124 $13,474 $16,138 $16,508

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UW - River Falls, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UW - River Falls, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $7,246 a year. That adds up to $28,984 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW - River Falls is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UW - River Falls Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UW - River Falls make around $40,900 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of University of Wisconsin - River Falls

University of Wisconsin - River Falls is a public institution situated in River Falls, Wisconsin. The surrounding location of River Falls is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for UW - River Falls are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 410 S 3Rd St, River Falls, WI 54022-5001
Phone: 715-425-3911
Website: https://www.uwrf.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uwriverfalls
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uwriverfalls

University of Wisconsin - River Falls Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 52 majors graduated from University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Of these students, 1,284 received undergraduate degrees and 161 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Animal Science 158 $34,000
Business Administration & Management 148 $43,200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 91 $34,900
General Biology 89 $28,700
Teacher Education Subject Specific 74 $35,800
General Psychology 64 $27,500
Public Relations & Advertising 57 NA
Computer Information Systems 48 NA
Agricultural Economics & Business 45 $41,600
Natural Resources Conservation 34 $33,000

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Wisconsin - River Falls along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UW - River Falls

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 1,946 students took at least one online class at University of Wisconsin - River Falls. This is a decrease from the 2,040 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,946 171
2017-2018 2,040 173
2016-2017 2,201 217
2015-2016 676 168
2013-2014 426 170

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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