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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
UW - Eau Claire is an above-average public university located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,476 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UW - Eau Claire acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 67% of students, UW - Eau Claire alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,500.
About University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,398/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$3,449/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.83 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.91 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.92 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,476Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
707
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 56 responses
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  • Friendly and smart
    29%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Postive and Hard-working
    18%
  • Motivated, involved, diverse, and goal orientated
    13%
  • Cliquey
    11%
  • Open-minded and driven
    7%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.106 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.119 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Excellent education
    32%
  • Different every day
    15%
  • Hit or miss days
    15%
  • Full of opportunity and knowledge
    13%
  • Challenging
    10%
  • Beauty and brains
    8%
  • Amazing value
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses
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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Reviews

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My time at UWEC was the best of my life! There is not very much room in the dorms, and it is mostly freshman and sophomores who live on campus but it is a great place to meet new people and friends. There are plenty of off campus options that students can rent, close enough to walk to campus! Class and professors are great! I was in the marching band, that was a great experience. I highly recommend joining clubs. Lots of fun bars for the 21+ crowd, be careful for underage and house parties, I've heard the police have cracked down a lot more in recent years. The campus is beautiful and the town of Eau Claire has such a great atmosphere. Overall it is a great place to go to school for four years! I miss it!
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I like that the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire has a very welcoming atmosphere. They are very accepting of different kinds of people. They also have a great disability office that really helped me with my disability! Most of the professors are extremely helpful and almost always willing to help, my math professor would stay with me every Friday and help me when I was struggling in her class.
The thing that attracted me to UW-Eau Claire was the friendly people and the campus. It's absolutely gorgeous when it's not under construction. There is a bookstore where you can rent many of your textbooks, but sometimes you may have to pay depending on the classes you take. We also have a great amount of organizations to get involved with. The people here are great and there's much to explore in the city of Eau Claire. One thing that is important to know is the parking is terrible on campus and also there is a shortage of housing. Only freshmen and transfer students can stay in the dorms because many people go to this school! Other than that, I'm satisfied with my college choice so far!