RIVER FALLS — University of Wisconsin-River Falls students seem to think they’re getting some serious bang for their buck.

According to a Wall Street Journal story, the campus ranked eighth in the nation among students who see their college as being worth the cost.

The No. 8 rank for UWRF was the highest among all higher education institutions in the Upper Midwest.

“This recognition is meaningful because it comes from our students and affirms that UW-River Falls provides an excellent yet affordable education,” Chancellor Dean Van Galen said in a news release. “We are delighted to be recognized as national leaders in student value.”

Resident tuition, including fees, at UWRF is $8,038.

A university news release noted different scholarships available to UWRF students, which include a $2,000 reward for incoming freshmen who score a 22 or higher on their ACT test or rank in their high school’s top 40%.

The university awarded more than $2.4 million in scholarships in the 2018-19 school year.

“Affordability is an important consideration for many of our students and their families,” said Sarah Nelson, executive director of admissions. “These rankings confirm our value – the opportunities students have while at UWRF is worth the investment.”

The top schools in the Wall Street Journal story were:

  1. Brigham Young University-Provo

  2. United States Naval Academy

  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  4. Virginia Military Institute

  5. Louisiana Tech University

  6. Princeton University

  7. University of Wyoming

  8. (tie) Bowdoin College; Missouri University of Science and Technology; University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Washington and Lee University; Yale University