University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UW-River Falls)

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UW-River Falls can be found in River Falls, WI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 7,600 students enrolled per year at UW-River Falls.

A large majority of students at UW-River Falls scored in the range of 20 (25th percentile) to 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UW-River Falls average GPA ranges from 3.06 to 3.25 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of around 87% with 50% of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UW-River Falls Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for University of Wisconsin-River Falls was reported as 86.6% in Fall 2012 with over 2,600 college applications submitted to UW-River Falls. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UW-River Falls ACT Scores: 20 - 24
  • UW-River Falls Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Wisconsin-River Falls?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of Wisconsin-River Falls is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UW-River Falls has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 89.0%
  • 2009-2010: 86.2%
  • 2010-2011: 89.8%
  • 2011-2012: 90.9%
  • 2012-2013: 86.6%
  • Projected UW-River Falls Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 88.4%

How Does UW-River Falls Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UW-River Falls is fifty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Metropolitan State University100.0%
Macalester College34.2%
Hamline University65.6%
St Catherine University60.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UW-River Falls (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English19 - 24
Math19 - 25
Composite Score20 - 24
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