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Do Big Things

There’s no place like the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. From the Midwest’s largest marching band to our groundbreaking connections with Mayo Clinic Health System and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, you’ll find UWEC is just right — a small-school vibe with big-school opportunities.  

Put your learning into action from day one with unrivaled undergraduate research and immersive experiences in every field of study, and choose from 200+ active student organizations to get connected and involved. When you’re a Blugold, employment or graduate school placement is practically guaranteed. And it’s all right here on a welcoming campus in one of Wisconsin’s coolest cities.

Want to do big things? Here you can.

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At Eau Claire, you can truly accomplish whatever your specific goals are. I work, I am an athlete, I am in the nursing program. If you communicate with the people around you about the goals you have, they can be accomplished.

Teagan Jones Nursing

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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    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.
  • UW-Eau Claire is the


    public regional university in WI and MN

    Wall Street Journal 2024

    Remarkable return on investment


    median 10-year salary for Blugold grads

    Employment practically guaranteed with


    of graduates employed or heading to grad school

    Dive Right In

    You’ll quickly find your residential and academic homes, meet new people, and expand your world view from the moment you become a Blugold. What are you waiting for?

  • Housing and Dining You’ll find your community, leadership opportunities, social programs, plenty of amenities, and a broad variety of dining options.
  • Get Involved Lead, serve, and build your community through student orgs, club sports, Greek life, cultural immersions, and student government.
  • Go Blugolds Cheer on your fellow Blugolds competing in 25 DIII Athletics teams. So far, they’ve won 166 conference championships!
  • Only at Eau Claire

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    UW-Eau Claire & Mayo Clinic Health System

    UWEC is proud to have a research collaboration with Mayo Clinic Health System. This work is focused on achieving excellence in community health care in Northwest Wisconsin, offering unmatched internship and research experiences for Blugolds.

    Learn more about this collaboration
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    Blugold Biomedical Innovator Program

    The Blugold Biomedical Innovator Program is for students who have the intention to pursue a degree and career path in the health care or biomedical field.

    Learn more about the program

    Partnering to Make a Difference

    At UW-Eau Claire, it’s not a matter of if you’ll change the world but when. Many Blugolds take part in collaborative research and creative projects during their time on campus — and those findings have the power to immediately impact the world around us. Learn more about a few recent Blugold collaborations.

    Pablo Center at the Confluence

    Students learn and perform at world-class facility

    A growing partnership between UW-Eau Claire and Pablo Center at the Confluence creates exciting learning opportunities and opens doors professionally for Blugold theatre majors.

    Learn more about the Pablo Center
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    UW-Eau Claire expands speech therapy and audiology service options for community

    The Center for Communication Disorders is expanding its speech-language health care service options. Partnerships with regional SLPs in schools, hospitals, nursing homes and outpatient clinics are critical for training the next generation of SLPs.

    Learn more about the additional offerings
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    Blugolds study industry noise concerns

    During summer and fall 2023, students in UW-Eau Claire's environmental public health program took part in a study to help the city of Eau Claire address noise and odor complaints believed to be coming from an area business. Find out what they discovered.

    Learn more about the study

    Glimpses of Life as a Blugold