An excellent education at an affordable price. That’s our promise to you.
Recognized as one of the finest universities in the Midwest, our beautiful campus is located just 30 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul in the beautiful St. Croix Valley. Our award-winning faculty provide you with a world-class education, while our top-notch facilities and inclusive community create an environment full of opportunities designed to help you thrive.
Founded in 1874, UWRF is one of 13 comprehensive universities in the prestigious University of Wisconsin System. We’re a leader in exemplary teaching, undergraduate research and sustainability. Our mission is to help prepare students to be productive, creative, ethical, engaged citizens and leaders with an informed global perspective.
Everything we do as a university centers around six core values. As a campus community, we strive to model these values each and every day. So, what do we stand for?
- Student Centered. We commit ourselves to an unwavering focus on learning, holistic development, and success.
- Academic Excellence. We help students attain their full potential as critical thinkers, effective communicators, leaders, and committed life-long learners by providing engaged and integrated learning experiences in all modes and methods of instruction.
- Inclusiveness. We commit to a community of mutual respect, professional behavior, academic freedom and appreciation of individual differences and rich cultural diversity.
- Innovation. We encourage innovation, sustainability, and creativity, often in partnership with others, to inspire people, catalyze new ideas, and support economic and community development.
- Global Engagement. We engage with ideas, people, cultures, and places beyond our campus to enrich learning and understanding.
- Integrity. We earn trust through honesty, accountability, and ethical behavior.