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:
Brigham Young University-Provo
United States Naval Academy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Virginia Military Institute
Louisiana Tech University
University of Wyoming
(tie) Bowdoin College; Missouri University of Science and Technology; University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Washington and Lee University; Yale University