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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.

Softball team poses for group shot

Being a Blugold gives me a sense of pride and accomplishment. Here at UWEC, we are encouraged to pursue multiple passions. I was able to explore fields and partake in opportunities I never envisioned I would. UWEC will hold a special place in my heart, for it encouraged me to step outside of my comfort zone, foster new friendships and create lasting memories.

Julie Katzer Accounting

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.

Career Fair 2022

Nearly 98% of recent UW-Eau Claire graduates are employed

Blugolds are in high demand. Nearly 98% of recent UW-Eau Claire graduates report that they are employed and working in jobs they believe will help them achieve their career goals. 89% of those students also reported that they had a job offer prior to or within a month of graduation.

These numbers are especially encouraging given the many recent disruptions of COVID-19, including canceled internships, companies making fewer new hires and a loss of networking opportunities. It's an excellent example of Blugolds' resilience and the work UWEC does to ensure graduates are ready to hit the ground running upon graduation.

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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.

Blugolds lead the way

Students playing instruments on campus

Named a

2022 Best College

in the Midwest

by U.S. News & World Report

Ranked a Best of the Best

LGBTQIA+ Friendly College

in 2021

by Campus Pride

Recognized as a

national leader

in study abroad

by the 2021 Open Doors Report of the Institute of International Education

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. 

Committed to sustainability

As a Blugold, you'll feel empowered to change the world for the better — and that includes taking care of the environment. Sustainability is a UW-Eau Claire core value, as demonstrated in the 2025 Strategic Plan. See how Blugolds are building a greener future every day.

MaiVue Xiong, executive director of Pablo Foundation

Groups contribute $12 million toward sustainability efforts in Sonnentag Event Center, fieldhouse

Pablo Foundation, UW-Eau Claire and its students, the city of Eau Claire and Xcel Energy are investing more than $12 million to reduce the carbon footprint in the Sonnentag Event Center and John and Carolyn Sonnentag Fieldhouse.

Funding the future
new sustainability resource center

Front-facing sustainability center

April 22 marked the official opening of the new Student Sustainability Resource Center, a space dedicated to supporting a wide variety of student activities in the realm of sustainability at UW-Eau Claire.

A place for sustainability

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.

A UW-Eau Claire undergraduate research team that includes (from left) Grace Cunningham, Kira Haus, Dr. Elizabeth Glogowski and Marshall Apps will share its research with a national audience at Posters on the Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Shane Opatz)

Sharing research with a national audience

A team of undergraduate students from UWEC will share their research with a national audience this spring during the prestigious Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C. Just 60 projects were selected for the event.

Award-winning cancer research
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.

Research leads to 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. That's because computer science and health care intersect in ways he never thought possible.

Discovering bioinformatics
Avi Devy Mohan and Dr. Rahul Gomes (Photo by Bill Hoepner)

Finding an exciting career path

Avi Devy Mohan transferred to UW-Eau Claire because of its undergraduate research program. Now a senior computer science and applied mathematics major, she never imagined just how much research would shape her future plans.

Exploring deep learning algorithms

Glimpses of life as a Blugold