The University of Wisconsin–River Falls (also known as UW–River Falls or UWRF) is a liberal arts university located in the St. Croix River valley 25 miles from the Twin Cities in River Falls, Wisconsin. The 226-acre (91 ha) campus is notable for its recreational opportunities and is situated on the scenic Kinnickinnic River tributary, a Class I trout stream. The university contains 32 major buildings, including 10 residence halls and two additional laboratory farms with a total of 440 acres (178 ha) of land.
UWRF is a member of the University of Wisconsin System and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities with an enrollment of over 6,900 students in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs. Also a member of the American Council of Education Internationalization Laboratory, UWRF provides several global studies and study abroad programs. The university has devoted itself to sustainability by creating the St. Croix Institute for Sustainable Community Development.
Athletic programs at UWRF compete in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) in all sports except men's and women's ice hockey, currently members of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. The men's ice hockey team has won three national championships.
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