University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

La Crosse, WI, USA
3.78 Average Rating

With campus a short distance from the Mississippi River, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a 4-year public school in western Wisconsin and part of the UW system. UW La Crosse is home to five colleges and schools granting undergraduate degrees and is the only university in the midwest to offer an Anthropology and Archaeology baccalaureate program. For students interested in the visual arts, the university hosts the UWL Art Gallery and sponsors field trips to museums in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee. For recreation, UW La Crosse features a number of intramural sports leagues including bag toss, kickball, and wallyball. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
73%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
80%
Out-Of-State Students
17%
99%
Submitting ACT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1185
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
10,548
Total Number of Undergrads
9,705
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
25%
20-39 Students
59%
40-99 Students
14%
0
100
36%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
68%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,424
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,107
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$17,776
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$6,331
Books and Supplies
$120

Aid & Grants

0
100
69%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Aid Per Year
$2,975
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,152
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,205

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
57%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,746
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,241
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$245
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
250
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
35%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Eagles
School Colors
Maroon/Silver
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Ath Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
La Crosse
Milwaukee
Minneapolis
Madison
Chicago
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
66%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$52,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
The past years in La Crosse have been awesome thanks to UWL. The campus and city community is extremely inviting and supportive so much that you never really feel away from home. As a student, the classes can be challenging but there is never a feeling of being alone; the professors are extremely helpful and the support on campus is there for the taking.
Jaclyn from Pewaukee, WI
UW-La Crosse is a great friendly environment! There is lots to do around campus and in town. I am three hours away from home and I love it here, it keeps me busy so I don't miss home to much.
Karlissa from Janesville, WI
Some of the friendliest people attend UW-La Crosse making it very easy to meet new people and friends. Since attending college there I have became closer to my college friends than my high school friends. The teachers are very helpful and will always help any student that is struggling because they want to see all of their students succeed.
Kaitlyn from La Crosse, WI
Its amazing. There are so many opportunities to meet new people and get involved with the school. The teachers are also very helpful.
Madelinn from Apple Valley, MN

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