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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 589 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 4 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Wisconsin Intercollegiate Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $52,929)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $54,608)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 26 - - -
Basketball 14 15 - -
Football 95 - - -
Gymnastics - 21 - -
Soccer - 25 - -
Softball - 18 - -
Swimming and Diving 31 47 - -
Tennis 12 14 - -
Track and Field, Indoor 55 70 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 55 65 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 24 40 - -
Volleyball - 15 - -
Wrestling 28 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 0.9%
Hispanic 1.7%
Non-resident alien 4.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.6%
Two or more races 0.8%
White/non-Hispanic 87.7%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 50
Liquor Law Violation 460
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 0
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jaclyn from Pewaukee, WI
  • 5
  • Dorm life is required of non-communter freshmen students at UWL but definitely not an opportunity you want to miss out on. Sharing a room with strangers can be awkward at…

  • Jan-13-2012 Read More
  • Karlissa from Janesville, WI
  • 5
  • Living in a small space is not exactly ideal. Although, living in the dorms allows you to meet so many more people and there are so many activities that you…

  • Oct-19-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Accepted Incoming Freshman
  • Jun-04-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I haven't heard much about the food so I assume that the food is the same as every other college.

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  • 3
  • Travis from La Crosse, WI
  • Feb-26-2014 I am a current student here

    They call it dorm food for a reason. That's exactly what it is. There are great off campus restaurants and numerous fast food locations around campus. This could be better, but certainly could be worse.

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  • 3
  • Abigail from Arcadia, WI
  • Feb-02-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at any college is not going to be like your moms. However, La Crosse has a lot of different meal options to choose from.

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  • 2
  • Danielle from Ham Lake, MN
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    There's a large variety of choices to eat, however the quality of the food is not the best. I wish there was more fruits and veggies.

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  • 3
  • Abigail
  • Jan-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Sudexo caters to the dining halls on campus and try to do their best. The food quality is a little mediocre. I honestly become a vegetarian when on campus because the meat can be a bit questionable. They do have a large variety on campus though, allowing you to choose from many options, including vegetarian. One dining hall is set up like a buffet and another location is more like a restaurant allowing you to decide. They also bring in Starbucks, Red Mango, Erberts and Gerberts, and einstein bagels.

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  • 5
  • Johanna Berg
  • Nov-16-2013 I am a current student here

    Tons of block option, some even include your morning cup of coffee! YUM!

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  • 2
  • Blaire from LA Crosse, WI
  • Oct-21-2013 I am a current student here

    There are quite a few places to eat, but honestly the food is pretty bad. Hopefully they will improve it soon.

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  • 3
  • Toni from Madison, WI
  • Oct-14-2013 I am a current student here

    The food at UW- La Crosse is okay. There are good options for getting the daily necessities of vegetables, protein, grains, etc. However, the quality of the food is sometimes questionable and tastes weird. There are good options for people who are vegans and vegetarians. However, for people who are gluten-free, it would be nice to see more quality options available on the menu. It would be nice to have more of a variety of fruit in the dining halls too! With all this being said, nothing is as good as a home-cooked meal. College students must keep that in mind when eating in college.

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  • 3
  • Mercedes from Westfield, WI
  • Sep-20-2013 I am a current student here

    The main dining hall, Whitney, is a buffet in which you can have all you eat. However, Cartwright (such as Einstein Bagels and Red Mango) will be more expensive but better. It is nice that the sub shop (connected to Whitney) is open late at night. The quality of the food is overall decent, but people get sick of eating it after a while.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Travis from La Crosse, WI
  • Feb-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life prides themselves on their volunteer work and brotherhood/sisterhood. This isn't your traditional greek life, however strong friendship bonds are made by their members.

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  • 0
  • Johanna Berg
  • Nov-16-2013 I am a current student here

    I don't know much, I do know there are 5 Greek life houses. I believe that's about how many.

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  • 0
  • Michael from La Crosse, WI
  • Jun-02-2013 I am a current student here

    There are fraternities on campus with houses, however they aren't a dominant force in the school. There isn't any great pressure to pledge.

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  • 0
  • Alyssa from Hartford, WI
  • May-09-2013 I am a current student here

    Personally, I am not involved in Greek life but I do now that these organizations help out with a lot of events on campus. Greek Life recently helped out with the pageant Mr. UWL. I have two friends who are in Greek life, one is in a sorority and one in fraternity. The amount of time you have available and money you are willing to spend affects your decision greatly. The sorority my friend is in doesn't meet too often so she has plenty of time to do other things, while still being connected to the girls and community. The men in the fraternity my other friend is in hang out a lot, either in their free time or at events/meetings. It is truly like a separate community and second family.

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  • 0
  • Taylor from Madison, WI
  • Jan-16-2013 I am a current student here

    This is really not as big there as many other campuses, but of course if you want to join a sorority or fraternity you can easily, they are there, just not as big as on other campuses

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  • 0
  • Jacqueline from Hopkins, MN
  • Jan-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Technically there are no housed fraternities or sororities, though I have been to one frat house. For the most part, Greek life is nonexistent.

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