University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, often referred to as UW-Eau Claire, UWEC or locally as just Eua Claire, is a four-year non-profit liberal arts college. UWEC is a public institution located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin that belongs to the University of Wisconsin System, one of the largest higher education systems in the United States. The university offers a comprehensive selection of bachelor and master degree programs, although the university is primarily an undergraduate institution. With over 11,000 students (10,500 undergraduate and 500 graduate) and a staff of 1,600 (academic and administrative), University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is one of the largest universities in the region.

UWEC's main campus in Eau Claire is located on 330-acres with about 30 large buildings. It also manages a plot of land which is approximately 170 acres that is used by students and faculty for environmental research. The campus is situated along side the Chippewa River in the Chippewa Valley and it's often referred to as the most beautiful college campus in the state of Wisconsin.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire athletic teams and student athletes compete as the "Blugolds" in NCAA Division III sports and are members of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

General Information

Admission Office

112 Schofield Hall

Eau Claire, WI 54701

(715) 836-5415

Fax: (715) 836-2409

[email protected]

Contact: Kristina Anderson

Executive Director, Enrollment Services & Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 4004

Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

(715) 836-2637

Total undergrads: 10,346

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,058

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,215

Graduate enrollment: 543


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 64%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 83%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Latin American Studies B
Native American Studies B
Women's Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Information Resources Management B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Elementary Education B
Physics-math B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Germanic Languages B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Communication Disorders B
Community Health/Preventative Medicine B
Health System Administration B
Music Therapy B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Chemistry with business emphasis B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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