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Where the curious belong.

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire cultivates spaces of discovery in every classroom, laboratory, residence hall, stage and field. Here, you will uncover new passions in more than 200 academic programs, find a sense of belonging through university housing and campus life events, and feel empowered to transform your future with UWEC's scholarships and financial aid opportunities.

Choosing to further your education is one of the biggest decisions — and investments — you can make. Here, your decision to advance your education will leap off the page. You’ll be encouraged to push boundaries and test limits. You’ll rewrite the written, achieve the unthinkable and invent the unimaginable. You’ll learn that when we have compassion for others, embrace our differences and work as a team, we’re a force to be reckoned with — anything is possible.

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The faculty and staff are truly remarkable at UW-Eau Claire — they care about the students as individuals and want each of us to succeed in any task we are performing. Not only are they great people, but they are incredible professors who want us to learn the content and not just test us.

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What should I study?

Your opportunities abound in UWEC’s diverse undergraduate and graduate programs. Here, you’ll be at the center of collaborative classrooms, exciting research innovations, meaningful peer and professional networks, and world-changing ideas. Choose from a variety of academic programs, including majors, graduate degrees, minors, certificates and pre-professional programs that equip you to hone your interests and prepare for a thriving career.

  • Undergraduate Majors & Minors Explore the field experiences, student-faculty research, study abroad programs and in-demand career paths associated with UWEC’s 200+ majors, minors, certificates and programs.
  • Graduate Programs Excel in your profession by advancing your expertise with a master’s degree, doctoral degree or graduate certificate.
  • Elevate Your Learning Take your learning to the next level with experiential learning opportunities from the classroom to research labs, from internships to service-learning projects, and from Eau Claire to study abroad and cultural immersion opportunities around the world.
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    Admissions and Financial Aid

    At UW-Eau Claire, you will be motivated and empowered to seize fresh opportunities, serve diverse communities and drive collaborative innovation. With the support of faculty mentors, perspective-shifting peers, and admissions and financial aid counselors, you will unlock a daring future. Even better: your ambitions will be in reach with UWEC’s affordable tuition and financial aid, grants and scholarships applications. 

  • Visit UW-Eau Claire We offer many ways to explore the UW-Eau Claire campus! Choose from a variety of in-person and virtual visit options or connect with our Admissions team directly.
  • Apply for Admission When you're ready to take your first step toward a transformative education, review our step-by-step guidelines for first-year, transfer, international, graduate and adult learner students.
  • Tuition & Fees By studying at UWEC, you’ll access top-ranked learning opportunities at a competitive and affordable price. And, if you are a Wisconsin or Minnesota resident, you’ll be eligible for lower tuition rates.
  • Can I afford to go to college? In addition to UWEC’s affordable tuition, you can complete the FAFSA by March 15 and apply for a variety of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study opportunities.
  • UWEC is ranked

    Top 3 in Wisconsin

    among all colleges and universities

    Forbes' 2022 America's Top Colleges

    Blugold Athletics Has Won

    15 National Titles

    Ranked a Best of the Best

    LGBTQIA+ Friendly College

    in 2022

    by Campus Pride

    Campus Life

    The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is more than a campus: it’s a community of curious minds, change-seeking adventurers, competitive athletes, dedicated leaders, thoughtful friends and ambitious go-getters. As a Blugold, you'll feel at home as you find your favorite study spots, connect with student orgs, learn where the best food is in town and so much more.

  • Housing and Dining When you live in a residence hall community on campus, you’ll find leadership opportunities, social programs, plenty of amenities and a broad variety of dining options.
  • Get Involved On campus and among your neighbors, you can lead, serve and build community through student organizations, Greek life, cultural immersion and the Student Senate.
  • Go Blugolds Cheer hard for the 25 DIII Blugold teams on the field, court, ice, track, course, pool and beyond. They’ve won 166 conference championships!
  • COVID-19 Updates Your health and safety on campus is a top priority at UWEC. Review campus masking and vaccination guidelines along with the latest updates from local health departments.
  • Blugold Discoveries

    At UW-Eau Claire, it’s not a matter of if you’ll change the world but when. Many Blugolds take part in research during their time on campus — and those findings have the power to immediately impact the world around us. See how Blugolds are leading the way in research.

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    Tapping into the chemistry of brewing

    In one of several recent area industry collaborations with UW-Eau Claire chemistry and biochemistry research teams, Altoona's Modicum Brewery is relying on Blugold student research to help solve quality-control issues through the power of chemistry.

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    Embarking into research

    Students in an animal behavior class recently visited emBARK, a local dog daycare, to analyze behavior patterns. They studied breeds and evaluated which elements of a dog's biology or environment can affect their behavior and relationship with humans.

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    Preparing future teachers to instruct students with disabilities

    Maura Laesser was instrumental in student-faculty research investigating preparation methods for general education teachers to be inclusive of students with disabilities. The project was a top submission across all education-related entries at NCUR.

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    Glimpses of Life as a Blugold