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

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.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (715) 836-4636
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 11,255
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 67%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 8,122 (72% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $8,840
Out-of-state Tuition: $17,115
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 81%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $3,909

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 33
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 571
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 23
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Education 352
Engineering 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 211
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 73
Health Professions and Related Programs 52
History 111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 22
Physical Sciences 15
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 45
Visual and Performing Arts 23
Grand total 341539

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,840
Out-of-state $17,115
Books and supplies $400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,506
Out-of-state $19,540

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,981 81%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,521 62% $3,909
Student loan aid 1,377 56% $7,063

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 5,091 47% $5,323
Federal student loans 5,468 50% $5,742

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,283 2,272 4,011
Percent admitted 100% 79% 83%
Percent admitted who enrolled 39% 40% 38%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 11,255
Undergraduate enrollment 10,591
Graduate enrollment 664

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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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