University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Main Hall at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Main Hall at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. Jo2222 / Wikimedia Commons

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Description:

The University of Wisconsin at La Crosse is a highly ranked public university and one of the 13 four-year universities in the University of Wisconsin System. La Crosse students come from 37 states and 44 countries. The university occupies a 119-acre campus in the scenic 7 Rivers Region on the Upper Mississippi River. Undergraduates can choose from 88 degree programs that are supported by a 21 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 26 students. Biology, business, health, education, and psychology are among the most popular areas of study. Student life is active with a wide range of student clubs and organizations. For students interested in athletics, the UW-La Crosse Eagles compete in the NCAA Division III Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). The university fields eight men's and nine women's intercollegiate sports.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 10,637 (9,751 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,091 (in-state); $17,612 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $120
  • Room and Board: $6,155
  • Other Expenses: $1,964
  • Total Cost: $17,330 (in-state); $25,851 (out-of-state)

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 83%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 61%
    • Loans: 57%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $2,920
    • Loans: $6,539

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Elementary Education, English, Exercise Science, Finance, Marketing, Psychology, Spanish, Therapeutic Recreation

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 36%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 68%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Swimming, Tennis, Wrestling, Football, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Football
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Gymnastics, Swimming, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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