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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is ...
Public
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
78%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$14,176/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,719/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,992/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,995/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,217/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,133/ year
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
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.86 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,396Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Friendly and smart
    31%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Postive and Hard-working
    20%
  • Cliquey
    12%
  • Motivated, involved, diverse, and goal orientated
    10%
  • Open-minded and driven
    6%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.101 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.114 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Excellent education
    33%
  • Different every day
    16%
  • Hit or miss days
    16%
  • Challenging
    11%
  • Full of opportunity and knowledge
    11%
  • Beauty and brains
    5%
  • Amazing value
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
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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UW Eau Claire is a very liberal arts school that focuses highly on diversity and acceptance of all people whether it is gender, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs and so on. The university strongly encourages all students to speak their minds and make the best that they can out of everything that they are given. There are a few individuals in administration that have been problematic in the last few years, but are fortunately on their way out. I'm excited to see what the new image of admin looks like!
There are a plethora of resources and activities that are available to UWEC students both on and off campus. Eau Claire is a city that likes to make a fit for everyone!
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I love my experience at UWEC so far! When I was struggling with my major Freshman year, I was able to take advantage of resources that the University provides to explore different career ideas. This helped me choose a better path for myself and I couldn't be happier! I've also had the opportunity to take some interesting courses that have taught me more about the LGBT community, which will help me to be a more inclusive and understanding employee in the future. I was also able to take advantage of the study abroad program that UWEC offers and had an incredible experience! The only complaint that I have is that the dorms were tiny, outdated and very expensive for what you get, but I only lived in them Freshman year and now live off-campus.
The first time I had been to UWEC was for a choir field trip. I didn't get to see much of the school but I was very impressed with with their art/music program, and because art and music are some of my majors, I was happy with what I saw. The professors were very nice, helpful and had so much energy which was contagious throughout the trip. Overall, I really like UWEC and can't wait to see the rest of the school. I am considering attending after high school, and you should too!