University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Duluth/Superior 280 miles Minneapolis 150 miles Green Bay 206 miles Milwaukee 200 miles Madison 142 miles Chicago 283 miles Dubuque 130 miles Des Moines 245 miles Rochester 70 miles Wausau 156 miles

A dynamic & diverse learning environment.

Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all

Studies suggest that students who participate in shared living communities have higher academic success and satisfaction.

UWL is proud to offer living learning communities for:

  • LGBTQ+ students
  • Health professions students
  • Sanford transfer students
  • Outdoor recreation students

Learn more about Residence Life

A home away from home.

Over 10,000 students come to La Crosse each year to create a vibrant diverse campus community.

  • 41 states
  • 31 countries
  • 80% Wisconsin residents

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96% of UWL students complete at least one "High Impact Practice" before graduation.

  • First-Year Experiences
  • Learning Communities
  • Writing-Intensive Courses
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Diversity/Global Learning
  • Service Learning
  • Internships
  • Capstone Courses, Projects

Learn more about high impact practices

Hear from our students

"Mens Corpusque"

The university's
official motto means mind and body.

Our "mind and body" motto is incorporated all throughout campus. Student-centered and committed to a quality education for the person as a whole.

Learn more about mind and body.

87% of students participate in rec sports

3.204 Student-athlete cumulative GPA

Empowering our students

fostering curiosity & life-long learning.

Serving as a regional cultural center

Preparing students to take their place in a constantly changing community.

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