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as of Fall 2006
 

Distances to La Crosse from adjacent states

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked UW-L third among Midwest Regional Public Masters Universities in its "America's Best Colleges" Guide Book 2007 edition.
  • UW-L ranks 33rd on the list of Kiplinger's "100 Best Values in Public Colleges" (February 2007 issue).  Only two other UW System universities are on the list--Madison at 25th, and Eau Claire at 65th.
  • UW-L classes are taught by faculty and staff, not teaching assistants. Class size averages 22 students.
  • UW-L has 86 undergraduate programs and emphases in 36 disciplines and 28 graduate programs and emphases in 9 disciplines.
  • UW-L has more than 160 student organizations, including 50 department/professional societies, and 29 social organizations open to UW-L students.
  • UW-L has an NCAA Division III athletic program with 9 varsity teams for women and 8 for men, accounting for 33 national championships and countless conference titles since 1991.
People at UW-L
Total Enrollment 2005-06
8,992
Undergraduate Students
8,291
Graduate Students
701
Faculty
420
Student/Faculty Ratio
21:1
  • Students are from 37 states with about 165 international students from 45 countries.
  • Ethnic minority enrollment reached 6% of the student body in fall 2005 and continued into 2006.
  • 70% of the students attending UW-L receive financial aid.
  • More than 575 students received scholarships totaling over $510,000 for the 2005-06 academic year.
  • Eleven residence halls house nearly 3,100 students.
 
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