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Our Falcon family is like none other and we can't wait to have you join us! Whether you’re a recent high school grad, transfer student or are looking to finish what you’ve already started, UWRF will meet you where you’re at. With a personalized, hands-on learning approach, affordable tuition and built-in support every step of the way, we’re here to help you soar. Let’s open doors together.


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Areas of Study

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Incoming First Year Admissions

Applying to college is a big step. We've got all the information you'll need to make the process as smooth as possible.

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Graduate Admissions

Ready to advance your career or add new skills by earning a graduate degree? Our diverse range of flexible, affordable options are just the ticket!

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Transfer Admissions

Are you a current college student looking to find a new home? Let UW-River Falls be the next step in your journey!

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See for Yourself

The best way to get to know campus is by visiting, either in person or virtually. Explore our virtual tour, schedule an on-campus visit or set up an individual admissions appointment today. Come see why our nest is the best.

Looking for something different?

Students from all backgrounds and with various academic goals choose UWRF each year. Depending on your situation, the admissions process may vary slightly but no worries, we’re here to help make it a smooth process. Explore our options below.

International Admissions

We’re an excellent place to live and learn. River Falls is just 30 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn., so you truly have the best of both worlds – a small, inclusive campus plus easy access to big city amenities. Learn More

Associate Degree Admissions

Our associate degree programs are an excellent way to quickly earn a degree and give you a boost in your career field. Explore our options and find the right path for your future. Learn More


If you stepped away from college and are looking to return, we can help you get back to the classroom and finish your degree. Learn More

Non-Degree Seeking

Interested in taking classes for personal or professional enrichment? Enroll as a non-degree seeking student and expand your skills today. Learn More


Apply Now!

Applying to UWRF is as easy as 1-2-3! Depending on your admissions type (incoming first-year, graduate, transfer, etc.), the process may vary slightly but don’t worry, we explain everything. And if you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

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