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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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Studying abroad changed me. I know everybody says that you come back a changed person, but it is so true. Your world view is so open and you learn so many things about yourself and other cultures while you are there.

Elise Tipcke Nursing and Spanish

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.
  • UW-Eau Claire is the

    highest-rated

    public regional university in WI and MN

    Wall Street Journal 2024

    Best Value School

    in Wisconsin among public universities

    U.S. News & World Report 2024

    Ranked a Best of the Best

    LGBTQIA+ Friendly College

    in 2023

    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!
  • Only at Eau Claire

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    UW-Eau Claire & Mayo Clinic Health System

    UWEC is proud to have a research collaboration with Mayo Clinic Health System. This work is focused on achieving excellence in community health care in Northwest Wisconsin, offering unmatched internship and research experiences for Blugolds.

    Learn more about this collaboration
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    Blugold Biomedical Innovator Scholars

    UW-Eau Claire has completed three academic years of Blugold Biomedical Innovators program. Hear from three recipients of this one-of-a-kind research scholarship on their unique experiences.

    Learn about the Biomedical Innovators

    Partnering to Make a Difference

    At UW-Eau Claire, it’s not a matter of if you’ll change the world but when. Many Blugolds take part in collaborative research and creative projects during their time on campus — and those findings have the power to immediately impact the world around us. Learn more about a few recent Blugold collaborations.

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    UWEC History Department partners with a Michigan historical park

    The History Department has partnered with the Keweenaw National Historical Park in Calumet, Michigan. This collaboration will provide two interns the chance to work alongside park staff to advance public history projects each summer.

    Learn more about the history internships
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    Blugold biology team collaborates with UC Davis on field studies

    Dr. Jennifer Smith has been conducting animal behavior studies on California ground squirrels for a decade. Since she joined the faculty at UWEC, Blugold biology students now can take part in these California-based field studies.

    Learn more about the squirrel study
    The research group of students and their professor pose in the sensory room they helped design.

    Blugolds make an impact at the Children's Museum of Eau Claire

    A group of special education and inclusive practices students collaborated with the museum to design and implement a sensory room. This space will aid young visitors experiencing sensory dysregulation.

    Learn more about the sensory room

    Glimpses of Life as a Blugold