Describe the type of student who should attend University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Why?

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Anonymous,

University of Wisconsin- La Crosse is a school that is a host to a variety of majors and minors that allows a student to explore many different opportunities. The type of student that should attend UWL is one that has a passion for the career field they want to go into. UWL provides an abundant amount of support for those who are still finding their passion, however, whatever the students passion is, UWL will try its very best to get to where that student wants to go.

Anonymous,

Someone who loves being outside. Here in La Crosse there are bluffs that are great for hiking and exploring. There is also a lot of different programs on campus that are geared towards outdoor exploration and adventure. On a nice day there are always lots of people playing different sports on campus, doing their homework outside, or just walking around enjoying the weather.

Anonymous,

If you want to learn and grow as a student, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is the college for you. Students who want to think, ask questions, and explore new ideas should consider the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, because the stimulation provides will allow students to grow and develop the appropriate skills needed to earn their desired career in the future. Additional growth opportunities are available at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for students who are interested in studying abroad and/or continuing their education into a graduate level program.

Anonymous,

La Crosse is a school for those who want to learn to love people better. We have a strong emphasis on including everyone. Coming into La Crosse, I had not always been exposed to anyone who was different to me. My high school was the majority white, straight people. In La Crosse, they exposed me to people who identified differently, and many different races. They teach you to love everyone better; to not judge people based on their appearance; to not exclude a certain type of person. La Crosse is a place where anyone and everyone should feel comfortable and included. It's a school for everyone.

Anonymous,

Being a college student in this day and age isn't as easy as it has been in the past. Students are required to be intelligent, proactive in their community, involved within their school, and working hard inside and outside the classroom. No longer can students just breeze through college; "Cs get degrees" is no longer an option. If a degree is desired, one better prepare to fight for it.

The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is the second hardest school in the state of Wisconsin to get accepted into right behind Madison. This means that the student body of UW-La Crosse are not slackers. They go to class, do their work (and do it well), and take their knowledge and intelligence outside the classroom. If someone wants to become an Eagle, they better be prepared to work for it. With some of the most competitive programs in the nation, La Crosse doesn't take below average anything. At this school, As get degrees.

There are three simple rules for becoming a true UW-La Crosse Eagle:

First, work hard year-round. There is no time for slacking and definitely no time for all-day naps. The course load at La Crosse comes in heaps. Due dates come fast, and the work is time consuming. People say it's too much for some students to handle, but if they're dedicated to their education, they'll be able to handle it no problem. We don't believe in breaks, and that's a good thing.

Second, don't accept an average grade - strive to be number one. There's no shame in having confidence, so might as well show it. If a student goes in with the mindset of a winner, they'll come out on top. It's all about a positive attitude. Don't stress about an undesirable grade, just know to work harder or change studying methods for that desired grade. La Crosse is all about a quality education, and it's up to the student to fulfill it.

Third, notice opportunities and seize them. If a professor tells his/her class that they're looking for students to join their research team, sign up. If there's an intramural team looking for another player, join them. Basically, just take any opportunity to be involved. Being involved in one's university and/or community really does better an education. The application of knowledge shows a student what they're really in college to do: be a proactive member of the community.

All in all, La Crosse is a wonderful institution that really takes education to the next level. Dedicated, confident, and proactive students make up the student body of this university. Being a college student isn't easy anymore, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth it.

Anonymous,

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is the type of school that is very health orientated. While only having around 10,000 students, the campus has two recreational buildings, which gives students plenty of opportunities to be active. Even non-athlete students visit the recreational centers and the Eagle Recreational Center provides many learning opportunities for students, such as offering classes, ranging from Zumba, to Insanity, and even cycling. In the weight center, there is always someone on duty to help correct form when needed and twice a semester, they offer free weight lifting classes for people who are new to the weight room. There are always students working out, running, and playing sports for fun when the weather is nice. During the fall and spring, there are opportunities for students to go hike the beautiful bluffs that surround the city, and people can even go in groups with their dorm.

Not only will health orientated students enjoy the campus, but students who are interested in social justice will thrive on campus. There are multiple Multicultural Organizations, such as Asian, Latina, African, Native American Women (ALANA), Asian Student Organization (ASO), Black Student Unity (BSU), Hmong Organization Promoting Education (HOPE), Intercultural Organization Promoting Awareness (IOPA), Latin American Student Organization (LASO), Native American Student Association (NASA), and Students for a Free Tibet (SFT). The Office of Multicultural Student Services is very supportive in these student organizations and work very closely with multicultural students to increase retention rates of students of color. These student organizations also put on conferences, and shows to promote diversity on campus and is open for all students. In addition, these organizations work very closely together to talk about diversity issues. In these spaces everyone is welcome to come and contribute their opinions and feelings.

As a result, students who do not know a lot about racial and social justice issues will be enlightened by some of the knowledgeable upper class-men and the faculty have, in addition, they will be able to discover who they are as a person. Not only do outside of class discussions contribute to a lot of the student learning about social justice issues, but there are many classes offered to introduce diversity and social justice issues to students. These classes and discussions are important, because most students coming to the La Crosse campus come from smaller towns where these issues may not be discussed.

Outside of classes, students are given many opportunities to learn about their field of study. The university offers many opportunities for undergraduate students to work with professors to conduct undergraduate research, which is an option that is not offered at bigger schools that have a lot of graduate students. Since the campus is a smaller campus compared to other UW schools, students are given more individual attention. Therefore students do not feel as though they are just another number. No one has to wait weeks to meet with an adviser and there are not huge waiting lists for classes. Students who enjoy the individual attention will definitely enjoy the campus, not to mention the fact that it only takes about eight minutes to get from one end of campus to the other.

Anonymous,

The type of student that should attend the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is driven, open to adventure and always willing to give a helping hand. The University of WI-Lacrosse is a college full of opportunities and for a student to succeed, they must have the drive to push themselves in difficult situations because in the end the hard work one puts in will be rewarded in the future. The campus of La Crosse is extremely active with many opportunities for adventure, for example hiking in the famous bluffs, exploring the river walk, and experiencing the lively downtown area. Students who reach out in the community find better success in the long run of their education. And finally, the type of student who will succeed at the University of La Crosse, is the type of student who is willing to always give a helping hand. The University od La Crosse is a community of administrators, students and faculty who are always willing to give advice and lend a helping hand to anyone in need. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an amazing school with an end-less amount of opportunities where many students will find success.

Anonymous,

Someone who should attend the University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse, is an active student as well as one who is willing to engage themselves in activities as well as reaching out and being willing to take classes that they might not have normally thought to have taken. LaCrosse is a very academically challenging school with a lot of opportunities for research projects, volunteer opportunities (living learning community), as well as getting close and one on one time with ones professors. There is never not an opportunity to go site seeing with the Bluffs as well as the Mississippi being so close to either sides of the school, as well as having a giant rec put in for those who want to stay active throughout the year. Those who are active of mind as well as physically active should attend this university.

Anonymous,

Student who wants to acquire a sense of independence by gaining newfound freedoms and responsibilities would thrive at UWL. It's central location on the far western border of Wisconsin puts many students in the same boat, that is, it is the perfect distance from home. Most of the students' hometowns are about two to three hours from campus, close enough to go home if needed, and far enough so that mom and dad can't come visit every weekend.

Consequently, as a UWL student, you get to learn first-hand how to manage an unprecedented amount of new responsibilities and free time without anyone else trying to tell you how to "adult". Mom has pushed you (or reluctantly watched you jump) out of the nest, and now you need to spread your wings and fly as a UWL Eagle. Will the few hours break between classes be spent doing laundry or hiking the bluffs? Watching a band that was brought to campus or cramming for a lab practical? Going for a jog around the marsh trails or catching up on sleep? Mom's not there to tell you that the only logical choice is doing laundry. Now, it's all on you to decide if roller blading today is an even trade for doing laundry on the weekend.

So, the type of student that should attend the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse should be a student who is thrilled about having to make decisions time and again about how to be in charge of his own future and experience the most he possibly can. After all, there's only 24 hours in a day, and the clock's ticking and there's a lot to be done.

Anonymous,

The type of student who should attend the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is someone who enjoys competition and involvement. Whether it's academia or extracurricular activities, UW-L is one of the most active and ambitious universities in the Midwest. With one of the best Physical Therapy programs, students majoring in that field work rigorously to set themselves apart from the thousands of similar students. Outside of school work, students at UW-L exceed average statistics of similar schools. Whether it's EBI survey results, REC attendance, or intramurals, the numbers are outstanding!

Anonymous,

The type of student who should attend UWL is a student that places high value on a good education but a student that is willing to put themselves out there and enjoy all of the other extra curricular activities the university has to offer. The education that will be received while attending UWL is second to none when it come to education in Wisconsin, the professors are highly accredited and the facilities that are available to help further your education are very nice as well. Outside of the classroom there is much to do as well which is why the student should come to the university if have an interest in outdoor and extra curricular activities. Just beyond the beautiful camps are some bluffs that provide a perfect area for a post class hike with friends with a breath taking view at the summit. The university is known for having one of the healthiest campuses in Wisconsin and it shows. Ranging from the student recreation center, tennis courts, football field and even the open fields that are open for any activity you can imagine. The university offers plenty of student organization's that get the students involved with one another and help out the community as well. UWL is located in the middle of residential neighborhood's which allows the university a unique experience of including the communities input as well as the students input to see how solve problems around the area. The student who should attend UWL is a student that wants to be challenged in the classroom and end up with a degree from a highly accredited university, likes to be involved in extra curricular activities with many other students, and someone who enjoys being involved wants to help outside of the classroom to better the community that surrounds them.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2017

If you are a student who enjoys being outdoors La Crosse is the school for you. With the scenic bluffs located right next to campus you can go hiking all year round. During the warmer months of school you may even find your classes going outside and into the natural marsh's, parks, Mississippi River, the bluffs, and forests for a more hands on approach to your learning. On campus we also have what we call the Outdoor Connection. It is filled with gear and equipment you can rent such as bikes, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, roller blades, and ice skates just to name a few. They also have trips planed during the school year and during breaks to go out and experience the outdoors near La Crosse or even a chance to explore in other states. With UW La Crosse being located in a community where keeping the natural surroundings protected you can always find something to do when you need a study break.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2019

In my opinion, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a great school for almost anyone. My school has a wide variety of majors and minors. In addition, my school has an endless variety of opportunities. Some of the things I enjoy that my school had to offer are sports and exercise classes, CRU (a group for Christians) and hiking groups. As far as academically, UW-La Crosse has tutoring for every class making it easy to fully understand your lessons and making you feel more confident about your education.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2018

The type of student that should attend La Crosse is a smart, hardworking, and active individual. The university has rigorous academic standards that makes it difficult to get into. If a student is accepted to the university, then they should know that they were accepted because they were deemed capable to succeed, even with the rigorous standards. This is what makes the graduates from the university so successful due to their handwork. La Crosse is also a very active community. It prides itself on all the outdoor activities that surround the community with the great hiking trails in the bluffs and the marsh, along with all the great lakes and springs around the city that are just a short drive away. It is not uncommon to see people running all over the campus, rain or shine. This along with the knowledge that they get from the university helps to create very successful graduates.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2019

The type of student who should attend UW-La Crosse is someone that likes to be pushed to new levels of education and who likes to try new things even if they are out of that person's comfort zone. This is because there are so many fantastic opportunities on campus to try new things in the arts, in sports, or in just about anything. Whether its new to you or not, students at my school are always working hard. The faculty and the entire environment of the school compel you to do your best and fight for the best education you can receive.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2020

I believe any type of student should attend the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Our college has a wide variety of people on campus. From athletes, to brainiacs. This University is the type who doesn't care who you are. We don't judge you for what you look like or where your from. As a University we embrace everyone for who they are.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2019

If you are looking for a fun and open campus who likes meeting great people and challenges oneself in the classroom, enroll in UW-LaX. The campus is beautiful, and there are many resources to further education and make friends. La Crosse is known for running athletics such as Cross Country and Track and FIeld, so if you want to compete with great athletes, join Uw-LaX.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2017

The type of student who should attend the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is someone who wants to attend a smaller university while still getting a great education. La Crosse is the perfect school for someone who wants to be at a school where all your professors learn your name but also teach you everything they can.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2018

The type of student who should attend the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse should be laid back, but also has dedication to their academics and future careers.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2016

Are you motivated to accomplish your dreams? Are you ready for a bright future? Do you dream of a university that is dedicated to their students? If so, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is the place for you. Not only does UW-L offer a beautiful campus lined with forested bluffs and the Mississippi River, but it allows students to create reality from their dreams. If passing through, you would notice students studying outside on their many benches, or grassy fields. You will probably see many of the students and staff on a run, as UW-L is known for its very fit and active population. Its small-but-not-too-small campus gives students a chance to get to know a lot of people, but feel as though everyone is family. If you are a student who loves adventure, friends, and incredible academic prestige and support, you should apply to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2019

You should attend the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse if you want the perfect sized community. It is small enough where you see people you know everywhere but big enough where you are always meeting new people. The academic life and the social life are both fantastic. The professors are great! They are extremely helpful and always have office hours for any student to get help. The people are also great! The friends you make at La Crosse are friends that will last a life time. UW-La Crosse always becomes students' home away from home.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2019

The type of student who should attend UWL is one that wants a high quality education along with a social atmosphere. Everyone is so friendly and there are always activities provided by the campus that are safe alternatives. UWL is also a very active campus. One who likes outdoor rec activities and indoor wellness should attend the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2017

University of Wisconsin La Crosse is a great school for those who want variety, not only in their options for majors but also within the student body itself. UWL has a great foreign exchange program so as a result not only are American students given a wide variety of study abroad options but there are also many international student attending UWL. UWL has several dorms that have International Villages, essentially this means that every single room has an international student living there. This gives American students the opportunity to live with someone from a completely different culture, I myself have lived with two different Chinese students. Overall if you are interested in variety, and experiencing new things, UWL is a great choice.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2018

If a prospective student want to attends University of Wisconsin-La Crosse they should be motivated to do well in school. Prospective students should be willing to put in the time and effort to achieve their desired goals. They will be surrounded by other students who are working towards achieving their own goals. I also think a prospective student should be active because the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an active campus. There are many activities for students to do in the La Crosse area.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2018

You made it! You got into three different universities and now you have to decide which one is the best fit for you. In order to attend UW-La Crosse you should be a student that loves the outdoors, is able to interact with people (group projects are pretty common), and is able to recognize when you need help. I am a sophomore and every instructor I have had has made themselves very available for help with office hours and the library offers free tutors for courses, however having that stuff available will only go so far. In order to be a successful student at UW-La Crosse you need to recognize when you need help and be okay with asking for it.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2016

The University of Wisconsin- La Crosse is an environment filled with energy and curiousity. Milling about campus is a myriad of different cultures and lifestyles from inner- city Milwaukee students, to northern Wisconsin farm kids. Reflecting that diversity, the type of student who should attend this University is one who is excited to explore, learn, and expand their horizons. With countless opportunities and hundreds of student- led organizations, the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is a safe and secure campus, designed to build confident leaders, while granting them an experience of a lifetime.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2019

I think La Crosse is great for students interested in a range of majors. There are students interested in Biology, Exercise & Sport Science, Women's Studies and much more. There is plenty to get involved in and the downtown area has many restaurants and shops. Students who enjoy going into town or hanging out on campus would love it here!

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2017

If you want to go to UWLAX, be prepared for tons of outdoor fun! The bluffs are gorgeous and the the air is so clean up on top. My friends and I hike almost every weekend; also there are school sponsored night hikes that take students to stargaze. It's a whole different view of the night sky. There is also a lot of German heritage in La Crosse, so Oktoberfest is a huge deal. It is a four day celebration of German food, parties, and, of course, beer. If you are even only 5% German and love the the outdoors, you'd be crazy not to go.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2019

The type of student I recommend attending UWL would be someone who is active, enjoys the outdoors, and is looking to try a bunch of different fun things that our campus offers. I say this because the campus and surrounding city are extremely active, you will always see people hiking, running , biking, and lots of other things. The campus is also at the base of a bunch of bluffs so enjoying those and the outdoors is big on campus. Another cool thing the campus does is all of their different events every weekend!

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2019

The type of people that should attend the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse should be individual who has a positive attitude, willing to accept challenges they may face, be flexible and know how to manage their time, because college is nothing like high school. In college there are so much more tasks that one has to do, and sometimes they just happen to occur or fall on the same week or day. Therefore, one must keep a positive attitude to keep going, accept that the task will be difficult yet manage their time so everything can be done in time like projects, or homework and studying. They must also be flexible due to the fact that there's many group works and there will be conflicts with scheduling but be flexible enough to adjust yourself to the situation and make it work.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2017

Luckily, there isn't much of a "type" you need to fit into in order to attend UW-L. UW-L caters to all types of people. It is a smaller school with a lot of life and so much to do. Whether you enjoy the indoors or the love to adventure outdoors, UW-L has something for everyone. UW-L is located in an area close to anything you could possibly need. The downtown area is filled with various shops with such history and life thrown into them, along with great restaurants that are popular within the UW-L student community. Most importantly though, UW-L is for those who enjoy what it feels like to be home. Home is such a warm, comfortable feeling. So I guess you could say there is a type of person who should attend this school. The type of person who loves a small, friendly community and feels at home in their surroundings. I can't imagine someone not being able to fit into this type. The "home sweet home" feeling is just one of the perks that come along with attending UW-L. I remember when I first visited the campus, I immediately felt that warm, safe feeling of what it feels like to be at home. That is the main reason why I chose to attend this school. Overall, if you're the type of person who likes to stay indoors and read, there are one of a kind of bookstores and coffee shops to visit. But if you are the type of person who needs adventure and excitement. You can go on various kinds of bluff hikes or drive up to the top of the Grandad Bluff and enjoy the amazing view of La Crosse. There are all types of people who attend UW-L, which is why there is so much life and a sense of community within its boundaries.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2015

At The University of Wisconsin- La Crosse (UWL), all types of students are able to fit in and do well. UWL is a school that most students would find to be a good fit for them. Students who attend usually want to state school rigor of courses while residing on a smaller campus. It is also a great school for students who are active, as our campus and the surrounding area is a great place to be active.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2017

La Crosse is perfect for students who enjoy being outdoors and being active. The surrounding community is extremely welcoming to students and there are plenty of job opportunities both on and off campus. La Crosse is in the middle in terms of student population so it's not too big and not too small. This university is well-known nationwide for its outstanding programs in the exercise and rehabilitation areas. Students who are interested in becoming a physical therapist or learning more about the world of sports should put La Crosse at the top of their list. There is a great mix of downtown character, suburban homeyness, and outdoor adventure with the bluffs. I absolutely love La Crosse and it would be a great fit for anyone looking for a place to call home.

Anonymous, Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Class of 2019

Students with a drive to get a great education should attend the University of Wisconsin La Crosse along with students who are looking for great opportunities.

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