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UW-Eau Claire Sparks Curiosity

Where your passions come to life

The University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire cultivates spaces of discovery in every classroom, 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.

Blugold Marching Band members smile while in uniform at a performance

I came to UW-Eau Claire because I’d heard outstanding things about the school's special education program, and I wanted to be in a college marching band. I had no idea how much my expectations would be exceeded in both areas! I was amazed at the genuine passion all my professors had for teaching. I will take that inspiration with me into the classroom each day that I'm teaching.

Emily Sereg Special education and elementary education

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.

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.

Going for (Blu)gold


Named a

2022 Best College

in the Midwest

by U.S. News & World Report

Blugold Athletics holds

15 national titles

Ranked a Best of the Best

LGBTQIA+ Friendly College

in 2021

by Campus Pride

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. 

Redefining the college experience

UW–Eau Claire is consistently exploring new terrain. This community’s transformative approach to learning — and doing — leads to opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else. Find out what’s new on the campus where you will pioneer new perspectives and forge future-oriented partnerships amidst a community that wants to help you thrive.

Hawaii is a popular tourist destination because of its many beaches such as this one, Ala Moana Beach in Honolulu, that overlooks the Waikiki area.

Studying Hawaiian culture and tourism impact

Twelve students were part of the Cultural Preservation through Tourism in Hawaii immersion program. Along with UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff, they examined Hawaiian tourism and its effect on the island and its inhabitants.

Broadening perspectives
Erik Marcotte and Caden Joergens

Lobbying in D.C. during "Learning Disability Day of Action"

Two undergraduate student leaders from UW-Eau Claire joined advocates from around the country in Washington, D.C., this summer to lobby for legislation regarding students in higher education with learning disabilities.

Advocating for change

Transformative possibilities with Mayo Clinic Health System

UW–Eau Claire’s experiential emphasis shines through the strategic Mayo Clinic Health System collaboration. UWEC students’ competitive research projects and invigorating mentorships with world-renowned Mayo Clinic Health System experts are bringing biomedical innovations to Wisconsin and beyond. By joining this collaborative endeavor, you can contribute to your community from any major by pursuing revolutionary health care solutions and tackling pressing medical problems.

Carley Owens

Making a difference through research

Carley Owens has a degree in neuroscience and a resume filled with research experiences. Her future plans now include earning a Ph.D. in neuroscience and contributing to the medical field as a scientist.

Paving a new path
Thanks to his undergraduate research, Nichol He found a way to bring his passions for computer science and health care together in his future career.

Discovering new career goals

Thanks to his work on multiple research projects, Nichol He discovered he doesn’t have to choose between his two passions when planning for his future career, because computer science and health care intersect in ways he never imagined.

Pursuing his passions
female student in neuroscience lab with white rat

Preparing for medical school

Biochemistry/molecular biology major and student-athlete Carolyn Shult combines student employment and collaborative research with Mayo Clinic Health System to become a strong future applicant to medical school.

Collaborating with Mayo Clinic