University of Wisconsin in River Falls is a public, liberal arts institution in the western region of the state. About 30 minutes from the Twin Cities, the 303-acre campus is home to four colleges offering 70+ areas of study on the banks of the Kinnickinnic River. UW-River Falls students can take advantage of undergraduate research opportunities, study abroad programs, internships, and the customized honors curriculum, as well as the Scholarship Guarantee, a monetary award to students demonstrating strong academic potential. On top of the main campus, UW-River Falls also maintains a satellite location in Hudson and two laboratory farms also located in the River Falls area. Outside of academia, students can take advantage of the more than 150 student clubs and organizations at UWRF or venture off-campus to nearby cities.
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after visiting the campus, enjoying the food, and speaking to students currently enrolled there, i knew this was my dream school.
amarea from saint paul, mn
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is a great school where everyone can find a place to fit in. Here, the teachers care about your success and actually love to feed your passion of knowledge. An opportunity for growth in any area of expertise is available while you can have fun at the same time.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is a beautiful campus. This campus is filled with great professors who know your name and help you with anything that comes your way. This campus is also filled with free tutoring for any help you may need and also filled with very welcoming people.
Calli from Osceola, WI
River Falls is the perfect combination of rural and urban living. It is a college that caters to all different types of people from all different walks of life. It could be a home for any type of incoming student.
Whitney from Phillips, WI
UW-River Falls is a great close knit campus. There are tons of organizations on campus for every individual.
Aspen from Woodville, WI
Great professors, Fun classes, not so much for socializing. Very quiet and peaceful. If you're a social person, maybe not the best choice.
Ana from Oakdale, MN
i have really enjoyed me educational experience at uwrf. i am a social work major, and am really enjoying the close, family like atmosphere we have developed within our major, but appreciate that it is easy to get to know anyone on campus. the staff are friendly and helpful, overall.