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About UW-La Crosse:

  • Consistently ranked by Kiplinger's and U.S. News & World Report as one of the top public comprehensive universities in the country

  • One of thirteen comprehensive campuses in the University of Wisconsin System

  • UW-La Crosse has about 9,100 undergraduate students with 58 majors and 950 graduate students in 18 programs

  • Fall of 2011 brought almost 500 international students and scholars to campus representing 31 different countries

  • A report in Fall 2011 showed 455 students used the Study Abroad Program in 2009-2010

  • With all 30 campus buildings nestled into a relatively small area, you can walk to just about anywhere on campus in 10 minutes or less.

About the La Crosse area:

  • The city of La Crosse was ranked one of the top 10 best places to live by the U.S. News & World Report (2009)

  • The La Crosse area is known as the "Seven Rivers Region"

  • Large bluffs surrounding the Mississippi, Black, and La Crosse rivers make the area a breathtakingly beautiful place to be

  • A tradition for more than 50 years, La Crosse's annual Oktoberfest USA celebration brings thousands of visitors to the La Crosse area and is renowned as one of the largest celebrations in the US

  • La Crosse is home to two nationally renowned healthcare systems, Gundersen Lutheran Healthcare and Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare

  • Although it has become a melting pot, the La Crosse area has a strong German and Scandinavian heritage, which is why you might hear silly little expressions like "Dontcha know," "You Betcha," "Ufdah," and "How 'bout dem Packers, eh?"

  • Scandinavian favorites like lutefisk (a type of fish) and lefse ("lehf-SAH" - looks like a tortilla but made from potatoes) are some of the unique dishes you'll find in the area

  • From deep fried cheese curds at festivals and fairs to serving plenty of milk and butter with every meal, the Wisconsin dairy industry is a big part of many people's diets in the La Crosse area

 

 

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