Resources › For Students and Parents University of Wisconsin-River Falls Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More Share Flipboard Email Print University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Bobak Ha'Eri For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 09, 2017 University of Wisconsin-River Falls Description: Founded in 1874 as a normal school for training teachers, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is now a a comprehensive university offering a wide range of bachelor's and master's degree programs. Education, business, and animal sciences are some of the most popular areas of study today, and academics are supported by a 20 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The town of River Falls gets its name from the falls in the scenic Kinnickinnic River, and the area around the university is home to numerous parks, creeks, ponds, and ski areas. For students who are drawn to urban attractions, the St. Paul/Minneapolis metropolitan area is just 30 miles away. Student life is active with over 170 student clubs and organizations. In athletics, the UW-River Falls Falcons compete in the NCAA Division III Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) for most sports. The university fields six men's and ten women's varsity sports. Admissions Data (2016): University of Wisconsin - River Falls Acceptance Rate: 72%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -Compare SAT scores for Wisconsin collegesACT Composite: 20 / 25ACT English: 18 / 24ACT Math: 20 / 27ACT Writing: - / -What these ACT numbers meanCompare ACT scores for Wisconsin colleges Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 5,938 (5,494 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female88% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $7,981 (in-state); $15,554 (out-of-state)Books: $370Room and Board: $6,525Other Expenses: $3,615Total Cost: $18,491 (in-state); $26,064 (out-of-state) University of Wisconsin-River Falls Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 85%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 60%Loans: 67%Average Amount of AidGrants: $3,397Loans: $6,910 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Animal Science, Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Elementary Education, English, Physical Education, Psychology, Sociology Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%4-Year Graduation Rate: 29%6-Year Graduation Rate: 54% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Basketball, Track and Field, Ice Hockey, Swimming, Cross CountryWomen's Sports: Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming, Golf, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics Explore Other Wisconsin Colleges and Universities: Beloit | Carroll | Lawrence | Marquette | MSOE | Northland | Ripon | St. Norbert | UW-Eau Claire | UW-Green Bay | UW-La Crosse | UW-Madison | UW-Milwaukee | UW-Oshkosh | UW-Parkside | UW-Platteville | UW-Stevens Point | UW-Stout | UW-Superior | UW-Whitewater | Wisconsin Lutheran If You Like UW - River Falls, You May Also Like These Schools: University of Minnesota - Duluth: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Minnesota - Twin Cities: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphHamline University: Profile University of St. Thomas: Profile Iowa State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Iowa: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph University of Wisconsin-River Falls Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.uwrf.edu/AboutUs/vision.cfm "Help students learn so that they are successful as productive, creative, ethical, engaged citizens and leaders with an informed global perspective."