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Find your place at UWEC

At UW-Eau Claire, your brilliant mind will drive you to explore worlds unknown, color outside the lines and care for others with deep compassion. You will be challenged to step outside your comfort zone time and time again.

Welcome to UW-Eau Claire

Where your passions come to life

At UW-Eau Claire, we have redefined the college experience to better prepare you for the future and give you the space you need to transform yourself and the world around you.

Choosing to further your education is one of the biggest decisions — and investments — you can make. That’s why we believe you shouldn’t have to choose just one passion. 

As a Blugold, 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 open doors to worlds unknown. 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.

We call ourselves Blugolds

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Redefining the college experience

Tyler GOnzales writing on a glass light board

Collaborating with brilliant faculty

Tyler is headed to Yale, not only because of its strong reputation as an Ivy League school but because it mirrors something he has become quite accustomed to at UW-Eau Claire: the collaborative peer-to-peer environment among faculty.

Read about Tyler's pursuit of mathematic excellence
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Advocating for women in STEM

Katherine's first year at UWEC started out as many students' do: undecided. Her interest in science led her to GEO 110 where she fell in love with the great outdoors. Now a published researcher, Katherine's inspiring young girls to follow in her steps.

Read about Katherine's experience at UWEC
Erika Nguyen found a passion for psychology, research and advocacy during her years as a Blugold.

Raising her voice to make change

Inspired by her brother who has autism, Erika knew she wanted to pursue a career that helps people. But it wasn’t until coming to UWEC that she found what she was looking for in psychology. Now, she’s using her degree to help make a difference.

Learn how Erika is helping others

As soon as I set foot on UW-Eau Claire’s campus, I knew this was the school for me and my future home away from home. I could easily picture myself as a Blugold. As a student at UW-Eau Claire, I have been given countless opportunities to experience new things, increase my knowledge in areas that I am interested in and grow as a person. There are so many opportunities available here that I was able to find the perfect fit for me!

Courtney Kommer Nursing

Named a

2021 Best College

in the Midwest

by U.S. News & World Report

Ranked the Best College in WI for

LGBTQIA+ Students

for three consecutive years

by Campus Pride and Best Colleges

Recognized as a

national leader

in study abroad

by the 2020 Open Doors Report of the Institute of International Education

Photo of student researching in lab as part of Mayo Clinic and UW-Eau Claire partnership

Improving our future: Mayo Clinic Partnership

Participate in research, drive innovation and improve patients' lives alongside world-renowned Mayo Clinic professionals. This ground-breaking partnership aims to break outside the traditional confinements of what is scientific research.

Learn more about our Mayo Clinic Partnership