UW-Eau Claire students walk to class during a winter day.

Experience UW-Eau Claire

UW-Eau Claire has so much to offer. We know, you've probably heard that before. But really, UWEC is an affordable option that's a unique blend of personal relationships combined with the atmosphere of a small, private college.

UW-Eau Claire

Discover your purpose and passion

Prepare to go after your dreams — including the ones you didn't know you had. Blugolds are not defined by one discipline or profession. Instead you're encouraged to embrace your multiple passions. We call this the Power of AND. Many opportunities will help you discover your AND. An experience in another country or culture might make you think differently about the world, or faculty-student collaborative research may allow you to present at a national conference. That friend you met in the dorms or a student org could become a business partner. The possibilities are endless.

Engaged and energized

Crowd shot at Carson Park football game

Is the Blugold life for you?

UW-Eau Claire materials science student at work

Top 5 in the Midwest

UW-Eau Claire continues to be ranked among the top five public regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 Best Colleges rankings.

Ranking high again
Dennis Beale

Above + beyond mentoring

UW-Eau Claire is attracting more students from inner-city neighborhoods in Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Indianapolis thanks to Dennis Beale, a grad who uses his own life experiences to help convince them college is a path to a better life.

Meet Dennis
Blugold Marching Band

BMB marches on

UW-Eau Claire’s Blugold March Band grew to 400 members this fall, making it the largest marching band in the Midwest — including at the Big Ten universities — and one of the largest marching bands in the country.

We're talking BIG band

Blugolds are constantly learning, in and out of the classroom, about themselves and the world around them. UW-Eau Claire helps you discover what you love to do and what defines you, then gives you the tools and opportunities to find a place in the world to make your mark!

Sophia Thoen | Social Work


LGBTQ friendly campus in WI


participate in study abroad/immersion experiences


nationally for undergrad collaborative research

High-tech experiences

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