University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

1,230 reviews
  1. La Crosse, WI
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1725 State St
La Crosse, WI 54601
Website

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$44
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$12,745/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,225/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,135/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,760/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,282/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,489/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.74 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.75 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,292Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Dedicated and motivated
    48%
  • Athletic
    33%
  • Tired
    11%
  • Partier
    4%
  • Accepting
    2%
  • Down to earth
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
64%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.97 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.124 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Welcoming and Friendly
    58%
  • Inclusive Excellence
    18%
  • Globally responsive
    10%
  • Party Central
    8%
  • Active
    2%
  • Aight
    2%
  • Elite
    2%

After University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.59 responses

Reviews

1,230 reviews
  • Excellent
    158
  • Very Good
    503
  • Average
    472
  • Poor
    82
  • Terrible
    15
I really like the professors on this campus. My major is in Psychology and I minor in Interpersonal Communication, and I have never had a terrible professor in either emphasis area. I definitely have had a fair share of professors which I did not get along with nor did I like their teaching style, however I found that if I approached them when I was confused or I disagreed, they were always so kind and understanding. I think there is a wide variety of courses offered on this campus throughout each emphasis area of study. UWL is not like UW Madison, but it is a really good school for it's size. And class sizes are amazing, since getting into upper level classes the sizes have decreased where the professor knows us by name. I love it!
  • College Senior
  • 10 months ago
The University of Wisconsin La Crosse is very focused on the success of their students. The professors are engaging and personable, it is easy to get in contact with them if you do not understand the material or even have questions about research, internships and job opportunities. Class sizes are generally small which helps with the learning process. The majority of students and staff are exclusive and there are great opportunities on campus to get involved!
  • College Junior
  • 6 months ago
My biggest gripe about the university is that they seem to be actively trying to rid the campus of that pesky grass all over the ground. Since I came to the school in 2009, they have been under constant construction somewhere on campus. Since I got there, they have built an enormous academic building (classrooms replete with Bose sound systems, blu-ray players, retractible projector screens, and white boards, yet no room in the budget for a clock or SmartBoard), a 3,000 student super-dorm (which 3/4 of the students whose tuition helped paid for it will never even be inside of), and most recently a 3-story parking garage, that will likely cost upwards of $150/year to utilize. I also believe that next on deck is a new Student Union that I helped pay for and is on schedule to be done by 2015. Oh the wonders of surplus and expansion with a yearly maximum increase of tuition in the UW system!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Nov 3 2013