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'Best value'; Movin' on up; National distinction and more

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Posted 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022

A 'best value' 

Students get their money’s worth at UWL. Finance technology company SmartAsset lists UWL among the top 4 in Wisconsin and No. 50 in the U.S. for affordability, high-quality academics and ROI.

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Movin’ on up: UWL now among national U’s 

You’re only as good as the company you keep. For UWL, that company has grown to nationally known major universities. US News & World Report’s ranking of the Best Colleges for 2023 has promoted UWL to its “Top Public Schools Among National Universities.” The result: UWL is the top-ranked comprehensive university in the UW System, outside the land-grant research campus, UW-Madison. 

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National distinction 

UWL’s Community Engaged Learning Program received the 2022 AASCU Excellence & Innovation Award for Civic Learning and Community Engagement. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities cites the program’s outstanding results and potential to influence and serve as a model for other institutions. 

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Get the details about UWL’s community engagement.

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Best Wis college town (You already knew that)

La Crosse is Wisconsin’s best small college town and among the best in the country, says online language learning company Preply. In its best small college towns in the U.S. list, La Crosse was No. 4 — the only Badger State city to crack the top 10. Preply noted La Crosse’s natural beauty, recreational opportunities, arts and culture, ease of transportation, safety and security, and low cost of living.

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Class of 2026

Record class

For the second consecutive year, UWL welcomed the largest first-year class in school history. First-year enrollment was 2,308 on the 10th day of the fall semester, eclipsing last year’s record of 2,207. Overall enrollment held steady, dropping slightly from 10,314 students to 10,302 students. UWL’s strong, stable enrollment contrasts national higher ed trends.

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New dean

Ju Kim is the new dean of UWL’s College of Science and Health. Kim says one of his early initiatives is working with faculty and staff to collaborate across campus to create new, interdisciplinary options for students.

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