Overview

Applicants
5,843
Acceptance Rate
80%

SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
560 - 645
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
560 - 660
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
647
with Terminal Degree
460

336
Women
311
Men
103
Minority
22
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
68%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Women's Studies.

  • 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.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Health Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.

  • 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 PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
  • Health and Wellness, General.
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator.
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist.
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.
  • Statistics, General.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

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

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • 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, General.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
68%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,646

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,382

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,863

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
66%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,926

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 Methodology
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)

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,595
Foreign Countries Represented
23

Demographics

2.03%
Asian
3.74%
Hispanic
89.27%
Caucasian

56% female
44% male
18% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
35%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
ACCESS Center

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Andrew Oliver

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
222
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
7

1% join a fraternity
1% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

6% 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)
13 Sports

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

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups: www.uwlax.edu/pride-center/

Minority Support Groups: www.uwlax.edu/multicultural-student-services/

Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

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
Whitney 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: 10:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Select 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, 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.


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