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We are excited that you are considering the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse as you look to continue your education. UW-La Crosse is a top-rated institution in the prestigious University of Wisconsin System.
We offer a wide range of both undergraduate and graduate academic programs and we invite you to visit our campus to see why students from across the United States and the world choose UW-La Crosse. If exceptional academic programs, an active social scene, a friendly community, and beautiful surroundings that can not be matched are important to you, make sure you take a close look at UW-La Crosse.
At the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, you can surround yourself with academically talented students on a medium-sized campus and take advantage of opportunities usually found only at larger campuses.
We can help you select a major, locate a tutor, conduct research, find an internship, prepare for your career or graduate study, plus so much more. You will not be bored at UW-La Crosse. A busy arts and athletics scene combined with over 160 student organizations and involvement opportunities will keep you active. In addition, the La Crosse area is unique with its recreational and outdoor opportunities, beautiful surroundings, and entertainment. After visiting campus, you will easily see why so many students call the UW-La Crosse community home.
|Total Undergraduate Students||9,441|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||25||<1%|
|African American / Black||66||1%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||7||<1%|
|Two or More Races||240||3%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||29||<1%|
|Where do UW-L undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||16%|
|How old are UW-L undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||5%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||23 - 28|
|Math||23 - 28||520 - 643|
|English||22 - 30|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||77%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||98%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||79%|
|Average High School GPA Data Not Available|
Tuition and fees for UW-L are set by the UW System Board of Regents and the WI State Legislature and are usually updated for the following year in late summer.
The cost to attend University of Wisconsin - La Crosse varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||20 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||62%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||92%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||457|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||50%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||9%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||75%|
97% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
37% of all undergraduates live on campus
Campus safety is of paramount importance at UW-L. We strive to provide a safe and comfortable community in which students and staff live, learn, and work. We have a full-time campus police service that works closely with area agencies to ensure a safe community. We also have campus services and resources such as blue light phones for emergency calls and a free Safe Ride bus for students that travels to many popular destinations throughout the La Crosse community. We invite you to view our campus and community crime statistics to understand that even though our statistics are low, we continuously work with our students to encourage personal and community safety measures.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
A college education is a transforming experience that affects not only students' knowledge and intellectual skills, but contributes to significant changes in their personal and social development. Research indicates that activities outside the classroom as well as maturational processes can influence students' learning and development as much as what happens in their classes (Ewell, 1993; Light, 1992; Pascarella and Terenzini, 1991; Kuh, 1993). UW-L participated in the NSSE yearly from 1999 to 2004, and in 2006, 2008, and 2011. UW-L will continue participate every 2 to 3 years from this point forward.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.||20%|
|BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.||13%|
|HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.||12%|
|Links to degree programs at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 86%