University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (15)
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a smaller school with the maximum size of a class holding 100 students. Once you get into the Therapeutic Recreation program, you get to know all the professors and your cohort extremely well. Each class covers each criteria that you will have to know in order to take the exam. The program is well known by many of its internship agencies and the success rate for passing the national exam is high (85-95 percent). The professors take the time to get to know you personally and push each student to their maximum potential. You leave the program feeling well trained and ready for experiences within internship and when applying for jobs.
UW La Crosse is a great school that offers many degree options. I chose to pursue a bachelor's in biology as a gateway to graduate school in a health profession. I am well prepared to begin my Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, using my degree from UWL.
UW-L is a great campus to pursue a degree in Liberal Arts. One of the best aspects about UW-L is the class size. Classes are small, about 20 to 40 people depending on the class. Therefore you get more hands-on learning with classmates. Also the professors are great and are always there if you need to talk to them about anything. They really care about your education. I have only had 1 bad professor is the time I attended UW-L.
I am so happy with my decision to earn my undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The class sizes are small which allows you to build a relationship with your professor. None of the classes are taught by teaching assistants, only by the professor. The professors are available often for office hours and are always willing to help you succeed. The campus is small enough where you feel safe, and there is plenty to do in the La Crosse area, from bluff hiking and canoeing, to exploring historic downtown La Crosse!
The University of Wisconsin La Crosse has a beautiful campus and a great LGBTQ center called the Pride Center. Most instructors are very friendly and easy to approach, and the class sizes are not too big. Each class size consists of about 30 students. I really wish they would have been more realistic about what a bachelor's degree in Sociology has to offer in the real world (my BA is worth absolutely nothing in today's competitive job market).
Although it does not come with must prestige, it is a great school and can spring board you to a great future. Next year I will attend a prestigious graduate program, so it is not impossible to continue moving up after graduating from this undergraduate program. The teachers are particularly good.
UW La Crosse is a beautiful, closed campus where you are surrounded by friendly and compassionate peers and professors. There are an unimaginable amount of organizations for you to get involved in, there's something for every taste! The professors truly care about your success, and are helpful and understanding. Class sizes are relatively small, so you don't feel like just another student. The surrounding town is exciting and entertaining, so there's never a dull moment. Trust me, if you're looking for a safe, personable campus, La Crosse is the place for you!
The Elementary Education program at UWL is phenomenal. The professors have incredible teaching experiences and the ability to share those with students in an effective manner. They care about the well being of each teacher candidate, and the educator that they will become. UWL prepares teacher candidates for their role as educators with in classrom experiences early and often, as well as classes that teach fundamentals and prepare educators for exams like the PRAXIS and FORT. I am so thankful for the connections that I made with educators and colleagues alike through UWL and would not trade that experience for anything.
I loved my time at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. I had ideal class sizes, and teachers who were truly invested in their subject areas and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with students. One of the best parts of my undergraduate career was the time I spend abroad in Lima, Peru. This opportunity opened my eyes to another culture and multiplied my desire to continue learning language and continue increasing my cultural intelligence. The Spanish classes I completed were taught almost 100% in Spanish which is ideal for truly becoming fluent and having a functional level of the language. The level of Spanish I had when I graduated allowed me to take jobs where I interpreted and translated for my employers. The only regret I have is that I did not feel the academic advisors were easily accessible and available to meet and discuss courses. Pairing my Spanish degree with another subject area I am passionate about, such as psychology, would have been of great value to me now as a graduate.
I made a lot of friends and got a great education. The faculty is the best and is really there to teach students. There are a lot of clubs and organizations to get involved with. I liked the size of the school and that the dorms are mostly small but it is in a very small town.