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UW-La Crosse information

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  • Why UW-La Crosse

    What makes UW-La Crosse unique?

    Our academics

    • Second highest academic profile of incoming freshmen in the University of Wisconsin Systemclassroom
    • No. 4 Midwest Regional Public University 
    • Only comprehensive undergraduate archaeological studies program in the Midwest
    • Department of Biology selected for the 2013 UW System Regents Teaching Excellence Award
    • Third in the nation for number of bachelor’s degrees awarded in physics
    • Only UW System comprehensive university to offer a clinical doctorate degree in physical therapy
    • AACSB-accredited College of Business Administration, distinction earned by only 10 percent of business school programs worldwide

    Undergraduate programs 91

    Student to faculty ratio 20:1

    Freshman to sophomore retention rate 86%

    Average class size 26

    Our people

    2012 freshmen profile:vanguardsexcited

    • Median high school class rank is at the 82nd percentile
    • 27% graduated top 10%
    • 77% graduated top 25%
    • 98% graduated top 40%

    Average ACT score is 25

    • 35% scored 26 or higher
    • 91% scored 22 or higher

    Undergraduate students 9,441

    Graduate students 786

    Number of faculty 572

    Students represent 37 U.S. states, with over 400 international students and scholars representing 44 countries.

    Other handy links

    Chancellor's welcome
    • Greetings from Chancellor Joe Gow
    • Also visit our College PortraitCollege Portrait
    History of UWL
    • A timeline of the UW-La Crosse beginning in 1909
    Mission statements
    • Read  UWL's and the UW System's mission statements
    University data (facts and figures)
    • Explore fact sheets and reports regarding UW-La Crosse
    Virtual tour of campus
    • An interactive online tour of the UWL campus