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University of Wisconsin La Crosse, WI

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, a large public institution founded in 1909, has many options to offers students, both academically and in terms of housing. With 88 different majors and 20 study abroad partners, there is sure to be a program to interest just about any student. With the campus located in a major metropolitan area on the banks of the Mississippi River, there are plenty of entertainment and recreational options. Students who choose university housing will find the campus' proximity to these attractions beneficial, while those who opt for a student apartment will enjoy the urban atmosphere of the city.

UWLC enrolls just under 9,000 students each year, making it larger than some of the schools in the state's public university system. However, the school is able to keep class sizes small, with a student to teacher ratio of 20 to 1. Most students are academically driven, as 72 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 25 percent of their high school classes. Most incoming students major in one of the school's business programs. U.S. News and World Report ranked UWLC second on its list of best schools in the Midwest in 2011. Kiplingers Magazine ranked it 43 on its list of "Best Value" public universities in the nation.

With so many student apartments in the city, many individuals live off campus. Only about 33 percent of students live in university housing. The campus' proximity to the Mississippi River provides students with access to a number of parks and wetland areas to explore. The downtown area is home to many restaurants and the Pump House Regional Arts Center, which features performances and exhibitions.

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