University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

River Falls, WI

Founded in 1874

Prepare to think differently.






Acceptance Rate

$8,014 / $15,587

Tuition In-state / Out-of-state


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The University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) has earned an outstanding reputation for excellence in education and service to the region, nation and the world since 1912 and is consistently ranked as one of the top undergraduate agricultural programs in the nation.

Our College features the only agricultural engineering technology program in the state, one of the largest dairy science programs in the nation, as well as an agricultural studies program that gives you the flexibility to design an individualized program. Our facilities include dairy and meat processing plants, a greenhouse complex, two laboratory farms with animal and crop production enterprises, 3D printing and CAD labs for agricultural engineering, and more. These facilities as well as the college’s internship program and student organizations contribute to our commitment to hands-on and engaging learning experiences inside and outside the classroom.

The college has a tuition reciprocity program with Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Ohio.

Agricultural Degrees Offered

  • Agricultural Communications
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Studies
  • Agriculture Business
  • Animal Sciences
  • Conservation Planning and Park Management
  • Crop and Soil Sciences
  • Dairy Science
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Veterinary Science
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Total Enrollment: 6,139

Agricultural Students: 1,688

Male Female Student Ratio: 37%/63%

Acceptance Rate: 91%


Application Fee: $50

Application Deadline: January 1

Target SAT Score: 1,100

Target ACT Score: 22


In-State: $8,014

Out-of-State: $15,587

Room Only: $4,136

Board Only: $2,390

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Religious Affiliation: non-denominational

Average Salary of Ag-School Graduates: $41,854

Faculty/Student Ratio: 18/1