Overview

Applicants
6,030
Acceptance Rate
76%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
487.5 - 612.5
SAT Math
477.5 - 615
SAT Writing
465 - 562.5
ACT Composite
23 - 27

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
602
with Terminal Degree
460

315
Women
287
Men
65
Minority
26
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
33%
Graduate in 5 years
65%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Microbiology, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
  • Education, General
  • Educational/Instructional Media Design
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering

  • Computer Software Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General
  • School Psychology

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Archeology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral Other
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Jason Church
Veteran, purple heart recipient, NCAA Inspiration Award

Andrew Rock
Olympic gold medalist

Captain Christopher Sund
Commanding Officer, Naval Base Coronado

James Van Tassel
Inventor of hand-held calculator

Truman T. Lowe
Internationally known artist

Sandra Lee
International television star, author

Bill Miller
Three time Grammy award winner

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,155

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,715

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,192

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,932

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
66%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,183

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,755
Out of State
17%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
23

Demographics

1.93%
Asian
2.98%
Hispanic
91.11%
Caucasian
2.86%
International

57% female
43% male
17% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
36%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
61

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Resource Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
June Reinert, Coordinator

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation: within 3 years. WAIS and the Woodcock Johnson Achievement Test

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Documentation of testing results from a qualified psychologist.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
180
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
2
Number of Religious Organizations
10

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

39% participate in intramural sports
7% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Eagles)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Eagles)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
7

Average Number of PC's per Lab
40

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
97%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell and MAC

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Joshua Rybaski
Communications Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone
608-785-8939

Email
admissions@uwlax.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Recreation Eagle Center
Centennial Hall
Cartwright Center
Archaeology Center
Murphy Library
The 119 acre campus has 32 buildings, including 19 used for instruction, academic support and administrative purposes; 11 residence halls and three student centers.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Grandad Bluff
Mississippi River/Riverside Park
River Cruises
Hixon Forest Hiking Trails
Historic Shopping and Entertainment District
The campus is in a residential neighborhood in the City of La Crosse (city population ~52,000; metropolitan area pop. 107,000). A major point of interest on the "Great River Road" that winds north and south through 10 states along the Mississipi River, La Crosse is on the east bank of the river below towering bluffs separated by steep-walled ravines known as coulees. The 7 Rivers Region is famous for its exceptional natural beauty. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide a year-round invitation to those who enjoy outdoor activities such as skiing, hunting, fishing, skating, riding, camping and hiking. The community is at the western end of a statewide network of bicycle trails.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 11:00 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Selected dates and Campus Close-Up programs

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@uwlax.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Academic Department of interest.

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
La Crosse is on direct transportation routes between Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and Minneapolis-St. Paul. It is served by Amtrack (Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul line) and bus lines. Scenic highways (Interstate 90 in particular) connect La Crosse with Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Rochester and the Twin Cities. American Eagle and Delta airlines provide regular passenger service to major midwestern air terminals. Local transit is available via the MTU and Apple Trolley between La Crescent, MN and La Crosse.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the west: Exit Interstate I-90 at Onalaska Highway 157 (Exit 4). Turn right on Highway 157 and then right again onto Highway 16. Drive 3.5 miles and turn right on La Crosse Street and then left on East Avenue to campus. From the north: Highways 61 on the Minnesota side of the Mississippi and 53 on the Wisconsin side join Interstate I-90. If traveling south on Highway 61, go east on I-90 to Highway 157 (Exit 4). Turn right onto Highway 157 and then right again onto Highway 16. Drive 3.5 miles and turn right on La Crosse Street and then left on East Avenue to campus. If traveling south on Highway 53 (go over I-90 at Exit 4). Follow Highway 157 to Highway 16. Turn right on Highway 16. Drive 3.5 miles and turn right on La Crosse Street and then left on East Avenue to campus. From the east: Travelers heading west to La Crosse on Interstate I-90 exit at Onalaska-La Crosse Highway 16 (Exit 5). Turn left onto Highway 16. Drive 4.8 miles and right on La Crosse Street and then left on East Avenue to campus. From the south: Highway 14, 61, and 35 enter the city on the south. Follow the green "UW-La Crosse" signs north on Losey Boulevard to Highway 16 (3.0 miles). Turn left on La Crosse Street and then left on East Avenue to campus.

Local Accommodations
There are many hotel/motel accommodations available in the area. Downtown La Crosse features the Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, and the Radisson Hotel. Close by on the north side of La Crosse is the Best Western, Brookstone Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Excel Inn, Hampton Inn, Road Star, and Super 8. The Valley View Mall/Onalaska area includes Baymont Inn, Comfort Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Microtel.
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Key Stats

6,030
Applicants
9,755
Size
76%
Acceptance Rate
1100
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists