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University of Wisconsin La Crosse

La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
Students consider UWL for many reasons... our academic strength... our world-class programs... our just-right size... our beautiful campus and surrounding area. UWL students show up. They engage. They learn. They challenge.

Bachelor's programmes

Engineering & Technology (2)



From storied beginnings in 1909 when it was founded as the La Crosse Normal School with a focus on physical education and teaching, UW-L has grown to serve more than 10,000 students.


The university is divided into four areas: Business Administration; Science and Allied Health; Liberal Studies, which houses the School of Arts and Communication; and the College of Education, Exercise Science, Health and Recreation. 


UWL is dedicated to supporting research and other scholarly and creative activities by students in all academic disciplines. 

Here are some examples of real projects our students have worked on:

  • Study how mindfulness and self-control affect learning (2015)
  • Travel to Russia to work in a nuclear physics laboratory (2014) 
  • Explore effects of mercury contamination on fish and wildlife (2012)
  • Research impact on poverty and homelessness (2013)
  • Research human heart conditions and bleeding disorders (2015)
  • Perform research projects for the United Way and other local non-profits (2015)
  • Collaborate with UW-Madison on grocery shopping mobile app (2013)


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Student services

The primary mission of the Office of Multicultural Services is to improve the retention and graduation of underrepresented students by promoting their academic and personal growth. The office provides supplementary services in the areas of academic advising, subject tutoring, leadership development, the sponsorship of cultural events, and pre-college programs. Through these services and programs, students develop academic discipline and other important qualities that will enhance their development at UW-La Crosse.

Housing services

The Office of Residence Life is proud to support our 3,500+ students and staff residing on campus.

Angell Hall is a traditional cube-style hall that has 398 residents, primarily first year students. It is located on the southwest side of campus.

Coate Hall is a community of first year students. It is a traditional cube-style hall that has 396 residents. It is located on the northwest side of campus.

Eagle Hall is a suite-style hall. It is divided into two: Eagle Gray and Eagle Maroon. Eagle has a mixture of 750 first year students, upperclass students, and international students. It is located on the northwest side of campus.

Library services

With hundreds of information databases, tens of thousands of periodicals, hundreds of thousands of books, and a website with many, many choices, it’s good to know that librarians have assembled the most relevant resources for each major and gathered them together into Subject Guides.

ICT services

TS has introduced a new wireless [Wifi] system to the campus. This upgrade simplifies the process to gain access to the campus WiFi. This migration introduces a new state-of-the-art robust wireless system featuring faster speeds, cutting edge performance, coverage and density.  Nearly 1,000 new access points have been added throughout the campus, and especially in residence halls.

Medical services

The Student Health Center is the primary healthcare clinic for UWL & WTC students, providing high-quality care by appointment or Urgent Care.

Student Life

Campus life

At the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, diversity and inclusion are integral to the achievement of excellence. It is our belief that the incorporation of diversity and inclusion can enhance the university's ability to accomplish our academic mission. Through the implementation of Inclusive Excellence, UW-La Crosse pledges to continue to commit human and financial resources that support an inclusive campus that attracts and retains diverse students, faculty and staff and promotes a dynamic learning environment vital for academic excellence and global citizenship. 

Sports facilities

  • Group fitness classes
  • Outdoor Connection
  • Recreational Eagle Center
  • Employment
  • Fitness Center
  • Personal training
  • Climbing wall
  • Special events

Student clubs

Students at UWL are ACTIVE! Student organizations offer many ways to contribute your skills and expertise to advancing the Inclusive Excellence initiative.

  • Awareness through Performance
  • Asian Latina African Native American Womyn (ALANA)
  • Black Student Unity (BSU)
  • Broadening Horizons
  • Diversity Organization Coalition (DOC)


The university was first accredited in 1928 as Wisconsin State College at La Crosse, and UWL last reaffirmed its accreditation in 2006. The next review by HLC will take place in April 2016 and undertake the new HLC Pathways Accreditation Process to reaffirm its continued accreditation.

La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

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