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Where the curious belong.

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.

Students walk over the footbridge on their first day of class

I didn't want to go to college, but my parents convinced me to try it for a year. Four years later, I’m graduating with two degrees, and I’m leaving this place as a completely different person. I’ve made countless memories that I will forever treasure and found people I consider family. I am so thankful I gave college a chance; I would’ve missed out on so much love had I not gone here.

Drew Dravis Political science and psychology

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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    UW-Eau Claire students study and relax on lower campus on a warm fall day.

    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.
  • UWEC is ranked

    Top 3 in Wisconsin

    among all colleges and universities

    Forbes' 2022 America's Top Colleges

    Blugold Athletics Has Won

    15 National Titles

    Ranked a Best of the Best

    LGBTQIA+ Friendly College

    in 2022

    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!
  • COVID-19 Updates Your health and safety on campus is a top priority at UWEC. Review campus masking and vaccination guidelines along with the latest updates from local health departments.
  • Leading the Way

    At UW-Eau Claire, it’s not a matter of if you’ll change the world but when. Because when you step on our campus, you step into endless opportunity — groundbreaking research, innovative curriculum and transformative education both in and out of the classroom. But don't just take our word for it. Check out how UWEC is leading the way in the region and nation.

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    Tops in the Midwest

    For the third year in a row, UW-Eau Claire is included among the list of "Best Regional Colleges," one of 158 top schools in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review, a national education services company.

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    UW-Eau Claire is on the 2022 “Best of the Best” colleges and universities list from Campus Pride, the preeminent resource for tracking LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs and practices in higher education.

    'Best of the Best'

    For the fifth consecutive year, UW-Eau Claire is on the “Best of the Best” colleges and universities list from Campus Pride, the preeminent resource for tracking LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs and practices in higher education.

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    UWEC Campus Pic

    UWEC ranked a best value for students

    In the list of Best Value Colleges, UW-Eau Claire is one of five schools in Wisconsin to make the list and is ranked 89th in the nation, according to a list compiled by finance technology company SmartAsset.

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    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

    Glimpses of Life as a Blugold