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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: River Falls has many off campus housing options. There are tons of apartment buildings right around campus. Although, the closest ones are really nice they are pretty pricey. There are many options for housing, but to find cheaper ones you may be losing quality or they may be farther from campus. The biggest concern that I've found with off campus housing is how available laundry is. Many places have few washers and dryers and/or you'll have to pay to use them.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few pretty good off campus restaurants in River Falls. My favorite is the Copper Kettle they have a lot of food variety, it's pretty cheap, and it's rather close to campus. I also like Bo's and Mine, which is a bar and grill on Main Street. The food is good, but it can take a while and it is a little pricier. They also have a couple Chinese restaurants. I'm pretty sure they are owned by the same people, but one is more buffet style and the other is a mix between fast food and a sit down restaurant. They also have a few places for breakfast like South Forks Cafe and the Kinni Cafe, again both tasty and pretty cheap. The West Wind is more for dinner and it's a little bit nicer of a place, but the price is also higher. River Falls also has multiple chain restaurants like McDonald's, Dairy Queen, Subway, Jimmy Johns, and Perkins.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus is actually becoming more strict as time goes on. They started a new policy where if you don't show up to the first day of class you get dropped from the class. Other than that, the attendance is up to the professor and some are pretty strict. The campus has a strict no smoking or drug use policy and alcohol is permitted. If underage students are drinking it's basically up to the Residence Assistants for reporting. The dorms do have quiet hours that are usually enforced and the hours are much stricter during finals week. Due to a threat to campus this last year visiting the dorms has been much more strict. Students always need their student IDs to get into the dorm buildings, but recently their IDs will only let them into their own dorm.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school as a financial aid office where you can talk to somebody in person. Or they send you email reminders to apply for scholarships. You fill out a general application that goes out to the schools overall scholarships and helps narrow down the other scholarships the school provides. It's pretty easy, but a lot of the scholarships are very specific for particular majors.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are a couple places to eat on campus all in the University Center. There is the C-Store which is basically a convenience store and a coffee shop that has caribou coffee. Pete's Creek is open for lunch, dinner, and late night. They have the same main dish offered for each meal then you can choose a couple sides like a beverage, fruit, fries, or vegetables. The food tastes good and the lines get pretty long, but they go really quick. There is also a dining area with an Erberts & Gerberts, a grill area with different grilled sandwiches and fries, and Noodles and Greens with different pastas, salads and wraps where you can pick whichever toppings. The communal eating area isn't all that bad. They always have a sub station, pizza and pasta, salad bars, and they have a grill section and a home cook section. They have different pops, juices, milk, and ice cream They also make sure to have a decent supply of gluten free and vegetarian options. You can choose from variety of meal plans where you can get 2-4 meals a day along with dining dollars that you can use at the C-Store or to buy extras in the variety dining area.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls is pretty great for the price. The rooms feel pretty spacious and you have a lot of opportunities to meet people throughout your dorm building. The buildings aren't very colorful, but they have communal game area in all of the basements. They have a full kitchen and free laundry in the basement. Students can also rent kitchen supplies, movies, board games, and outdoor games from the front desk. The bathrooms are single gender with a few stalls and and a few stalls with showers. The bathrooms also have multiple sinks with good lighting, large mirrors, and multiple outlets.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Eh. It's boring and everything is far from campus, except dairy queen, if you don't have a car.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Don't know much about it, but I haven't had any problems with the administration and how they run things.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Not much for scholarships. Had to go to a lot of outside sources.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is nothing special about the campus food. There is not much variety, and half the time the food is gross or cold. I wish there was a way I could live on campus without a meal plan. Not worth the money I pay for it. I only eat there roughly 4 times a week if you're lucky.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I had a lot of expectations of college once I moved into my dorm. I figured it would be a lot of fun and my neighbors and I would hang out and do fun activities with each other. In reality it's kind of boring. Every one sort of keeps to themselves and there's not much to do in the dorms. It's nice living in the dorms and getting up and being close to class but other than that there's nothing really special about living on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Its hard to get people to call you back cause many of the showings at many places are done by current tenants

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Everything form Subway and little ceasers to $$$$ places

4 College Sophomore

Administration: They do a good job making sure everybody is safe, responsible for their actions.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am a Falcon Scholar, Iget $1000.00 every year and $2000.00 per year for doing research. Fill out the Fafsa and see what is offered for loans, take the subsidized loans first, work your butt off in the summer and pay the rest yourself

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The party life depends on who your friends are and what they are into. If you hang out with the pot smokers well thats the party life you go to if your a jock then it's the basketball house, or football house and so on. Some of the Jock houses have super fun dance parties and I have had a great time at those parties. I stay away from the house full of drunk chics though, too many guy fights over the drunkest ones.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: After a month you get pretty tiered of the same food every year. I mix it up with using my "dining dollars" at other on campus food options and I go to "late night" which has better food that teens and young adults like

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I like the atmosphere, the dorms are a bit small but you can opt to pay for larger suites as a sophomore. i enjoy the social atmosphere its typical of any college, the cost of 12-18 credits is the same price which I like so I take 18 credits so I can get done sooner and pay less. it is about 15,000 a year if you live in the dorms and have a basic meal plan. Parking permit is 200.00 per year if you want a car on campus. Signing up for housing is easy if you do it as soon as you can. I think it gets a little harder if you wait til the last minute. The best part is you don't buy text books. You check them out, use them and return them at the end of the semester. that saves easily a $1000.00 per year.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties are weird, I usually don't go because the parties are not good

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Cost can be a little steep, but the choices are good

4 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are helpful, programs are excellent, the curriculums are well planned out

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Was a little confusing at first, but I'm still applying for scholarships

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Courses are hard enough that I have to study hard but not too hard that I need to work excessively hard

3 College Freshman

Administration: Comes and goes as things come up

4 College Freshman

Majors: Teachers are helpful, and the programs are good

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