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 6,600 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 25 (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 3.33 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of around 79% with 51% of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UW-River Falls Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Wisconsin-River Falls was reported as 78.9% in Fall 2020 with over 2,970 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 - 25
  • UW-River Falls Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

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 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 72.2%
  • 2017-2018: 74.5%
  • 2018-2019: 75.1%
  • 2019-2020: 78.9%
  • Projected UW-River Falls Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 70.8%

How Does UW-River Falls Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UW-River Falls is thirty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Metropolitan State University56.2%
Macalester College32.3%
Hamline University67.7%
St Catherine University67.3%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UW-River Falls (Fall 2020)

ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math19 - 25
Composite Score20 - 25
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