Ranked as the best comprehensive university within the Wisconsin system by U.S. News & World Report for many years running, the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse offers 10,000 students a wide variety of academic options at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A research-intensive university, UW-L contains numerous notable centers and institutes, such as the Institute of Biomolecular Sciences and a River Studies Center, which focuses on informational programs pertinent to the upper Mississippi River. Special cultural events on campus include an annual International Banquet, public planetarium programs and an empowerment conference coordinated by La Crosse-based organization Women Moving Ahead. When it comes to information, UW-L students are never at a loss; the 750,000-volume Murphy Library is only one of many dedicated resources at their disposal. And when they need a break from the classroom, they participate in any of dozens of on-campus organizations or 19 intercollegiate sports, or (if it’s the right time of year) just hop on over to the world-famous Oktoberfest! The University of Wisconsin at La Crosse—a bevy of opportunity, and a bastion of academic quality.