You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $4,181
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
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How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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As a community of 10,000 students, UW-L offers 88 programs of study across three different colleges. Programs of study include traditional liberal arts majors, an accredited College of Business Administration, one of only 12 undergraduate archaeological studies programs and one of the top four Therapeutic Recreation programs in the U.S. The student to faculty ratio is 20:1.
UW-L's residence life program helps create an active, engaged student body. With over 170 student organizations, UW-L is able to offer students learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom.
UW-L is also home to a lively arts community and one of the finest NCAA Division III programs in the country. We offer a wide variety of study abroad programs, and over 400 international students call UW-L home, contributing to our diverse community of learners.
Campus Location - UW-L is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty. Most local hot spots are within walking distance from campus, or can be reachable by city bus, which students can "ride for free" with their student I.D. card. Most students are able to walk/bike to their campus destinations (classes, dining, res halls) within 5-10 minutes.
Helpful Information - Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten "Best Places to Live" in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide for year-round outdoor recreation. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, a Symphony Orchestra, a restored 19th century business district, and a number of galleries/art centers have made La Crosse a center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
Athletic Training, Clinical Laboratory Science, Education, Fitness, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Physical Education, Radiation Therapy, Sport ManagementLimitations
College of Business Administration: •Upper division business courses are in high demand, and enrollment may be limited. College of Liberal Studies: •Access to many courses is competitive and cannot be guaranteed. Some music and theatre arts courses require an audition. College of Science & Allied Health: •Must be a declared major in Recreation Management or Therapeutic Recreation to take most of the 200, 300, and 400 level RMTR courses. •Therapeutic Recreation may consider additional admission requirements. •Community Health Education may consider additional admission requirements/course enrollment restrictions.Notable Academic Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnic Studies
Area Studies: Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Gerontology, International Studies
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Theater Art
Athletics: Athletic Training, Coaching, Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Fitness Management, Sports Management/Administration
Biological Sciences: Aquatic Biology, Biology/Life Science, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Radiation Biology
Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance and Operation Management, Human Resource Management, Insurance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Public Administration
Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry
Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Organizational Communication, Telecommunications
Computer Science: System Administration
Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Physical Sciences
Education: Adapted Physical Education, Child Care, Early Childhood, Educational Studies, Elementary Education, Health Education, Instructional Media, Junior High/Middle School, Music, Preschool Education, Reading, Science, Special Education
Engineering: Engineering Physics
English: English, Literature, Rhetoric, Writing
Environmental Studies: Environmental Biology, Environmental Studies
Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), English as a Foreign Language, French, German, Hmong, Japanese (some courses), Russian, Spanish
General Studies: Gender Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Studies
Geography and Urban Studies: Applied Geography, Environmental Planning, Geography
Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Exercise Science, Gerontology, Health Education, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nuclear Medical Technology, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Radiologic Science, School Health, Therapeutic Recreation
Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems
International Studies: International Studies
Performing Arts: Choral Music, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy
Political Science: Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs
Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional, Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional
Psychology: Child Psychology, Psychology
Recreation: Commercial Recreation Management, Recreation, Recreation Therapy, Sports Management
Sociology/Social Work: Sociology, Womens Studies
Theater: Performance and Directing
Figures are current as of 9/16/2016.
Important Notes: Segregated Fees are fees that ALL students are assessed and cover fees for services and facilities relating to some of the following areas: recreational sports, intercollegiate athletics, the union center, sports complex, the field house, child care center, counseling center, environmental sustainability, and municipal services. ID Card is free. Replacement charge is $20. Parking Permit fee will vary based on availability. Students are encouraged to purchase a parking permit if they will be bringing a car to campus for their exchange term. As parking is limited, we do not encourage students to bring a car to campus since students are able to ride the local MTU bus system for free with their UWL Student ID. Meal Plans total will vary based on the meal plans that students choose.
Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Students have the choice of living in Reuter Hall or Eagle Hall. When applying for your accommodations, please indicate that you are an incoming student on the National Student Exchange Program.
Meal Plans Per Semester
All students required to purchase meal plan if staying on-campus. Meal plans will vary based on student preference and/or accommodation placement.