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Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Sam Pierce
Assistant Director of Admissions

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
The Student Union
Murphy Library
Centennial Hall
The Recreational Eagle Center
Prairie Springs Science Center
The campus is comprised of 35 buildings, spread across 128 acres.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Grandad Bluff
Mississippi River/Riverside Park
River Cruises
Hixon Forest Hiking Trails
Historic Shopping and Entertainment District (downtown)
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: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies, and by appointment

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, Home2 Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, The Charmant Hotel, Hampton Inn & Suites, and the Radisson Hotel. Close by on the north side of La Crosse is the Best Western, Candlewood Suites, Brookstone Inn, Days Inn, Motel 6, and Super 8, Econo Lodge, Settle Inn, and AmericInn. The Valley View Mall/Onalaska area includes Baymont Inn, Comfort Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Microtel.

Admissions

Applicants: 5,563
Acceptance Rate: 82%
Average HS GPA: 3.60






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