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  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
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
UW - Eau Claire is an above-average public university located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,396 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UW - Eau Claire acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 68% of students, UW - Eau Claire alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,600.
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
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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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
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.88 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.89 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 53 responses
Report
  • Friendly and smart
    30%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Postive and Hard-working
    19%
  • Cliquey
    11%
  • Motivated, involved, diverse, and goal orientated
    11%
  • Open-minded and driven
    8%
  • 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.103 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.116 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 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
    7%
  • 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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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!
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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!
I chose this college last minute and I am glad I did! My classes are amazing and engaging and my teachers are super funny (which makes the class more fun). I also love the food here. On upper campus we have an all you can eat dining hall which is really great! The students here are outgoing and friendly as well. I was so nervous about moving here and making friends because I am pretty shy, but everyone was so welcoming! I have made so many new friends and I am glad I went with the decision of going to Eau Claire.