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University of Wisconsin La Crosse is committed to serving all of their students by including and integrating their diverse student population to achieve academic excellence, create an environmentally sustainable campus, welcoming the military, and ensuring that students are prepared in all aspects of their life through wellness.

Founded in 1909, the University of Wisconsin La Crosse is a leading comprehensive four-year institution within the University of Wisconsin system. UWL offer students 91 undergraduate programs and 26 graduate programs to choose from. In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked UWL top comprehensive university in the UW System for the fifteenth consecutive year, and the fourth ranked public university in the Midwest.

The English as a Second Language Institute offers a flexible program for non-native speakers of English. Classes are designed primarily for international students who need to improve or strengthen their English for studying at the university. The classes are also appropriate for persons who have a serious interest in studying English as a second language for personal or business reasons.

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1725 State St · La Crosse, WI, United States 54601

Highschool Requirements, Test Scores and Admissions

In order to be admitted to the ESL Institute, students must have at least the equivalent of a US high school diploma. TOEFL scores are not required for admission to the program. At the start of the semester, new students will take a placement test to determine their level of English. Students will then be placed in the appropriate classes.

Completion of the English as a Second Language Program satisfies the English proficiency requirement for those students who would like to apply for a degree program at UW-La Crosse.

Small classes with students from all parts of the world

Member of the highly respected University of Wisconsin System

Mid-sized city (51,000) located in western Wisconsin on the Mississippi River


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Intensive English

Fall: $4,700 Spring: $4,700 Summer: $2,900
One Year/Bridge


Program Overview:

-6 levels of instruction from beginning to advanced

-Courses in speaking, listening, reading, writing, U.S. culture, current events, pronunciation, study skills

-Programs for academic and professional purposes

-Short course offerings in test preparation, English for a successful work experience, English for a successful university experience, bridging the gap between the BA and the MA

-Proficiency test upon arrival to determine your program of study

-Classroom activities with American students

-Opportunity to take regular university classes in addition to ESL classes

-General education credit given to undergraduate students for successful completion of two courses at level 6


Fall Term

Application deadline: July 15th Starts: September 6th Ends: December 14th

Spring Term

Application deadline: December 15 Stars: January 23rd Ends: May 4th

Summer Term

Application deadline: May 1st Starts: May 23rd Ends: July 15th

Housing Options

Residence Halls

The Residence Halls are proud to support each and every one of our 3,500+ students and staff residing on campus

Per semester $1,802 - $2,755

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