UW-La Crosse is once again ranked by U.S News & World Report's American's Best Colleges as the state's best comprehensive university in its list of best Regional Universities in the Midwest. Since 1909, UW-La Crosse has forged a tradition of outstanding teaching, rigorous programming and effective service to the state of Wisconsin and the world. Our commitment to academic excellence has been a foundation for our success. UW-La Crosse freshmen are consistently second among UW campuses in class rank and ACT scores. Our students spend their college years in an environment that is comfortable, beautiful and academically enriching. The UW-La Crosse campus provides a unique atmosphere for an exciting and challenging education.