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Big heart. Big opportunity.

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.

Founded in 1916, UW-Eau Claire prides itself in creating an environment where students thrive and graduate ready to succeed in any and every endeavor. Our history speaks for itself, from our Fulbright scholars to our impressive rankings among public and private universities.

I learned the Blugold way is all about pushing yourself to step out of your comfort zone. Join a few extracurriculars, take part in high-impact practices like study abroad or internships, work diligently to further your education, and above all, join the family that we call the Blugold community.

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Our supportive and invested faculty are highly-educated and frequently recognized for their achievements and contributions, both locally and nationally. You may find our faculty in a variety of places – in the classroom sharing their wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, presenting research alongside their students at a conference, or even down by our campus creek demonstrating how to take water samples in the field.

What we care about most is ensuring that our students are well-prepared for the future and well supported while earning their degrees. At UW-Eau Claire, we believe that every student can achieve greatness and nothing makes us prouder than having a helping hand in that.

Recent U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Best Colleges U.S. News and World Report Public Regional Universities 2022-2023 Badge
Best Colleges U.S. News and World Report Undergraduate Teaching 2022-2023 Badge

Blugold Pride

A UW-Eau Claire research team is working with the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market on a program that helps community members who are food insecure. (Photo by Shane Opatz)

Improving access to healthy foods

A UW-Eau Claire faculty-student research team is collecting and analyzing data relating to a community initiative that helps people who are food insecure to purchase more fresh, local and healthy foods at the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market.

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Geology majors Bryanna Rayhorn (left) and Lindsey Henricks spent their summer living on a mountain range above the Arctic Circle while working for the geological consulting firm in northern Alaska.

Summer jobs in northern Alaska

Blugolds Bryanna Rayhorn and Lindsey Henricks spent their summer living and working on a mountain range above the Arctic Circle, an area so remote that they had to take a helicopter to work each day.

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Maisee Yang

Educating students, raising awareness

When Maisee Yang graduates from UW-Eau Claire, she will take with her a long list of goals that she hopes to accomplish during her future teaching career. An elementary education major with a TESOL minor, she wants to teach close to home but also abroad.

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One of

2022's Best Colleges

in the Midwest

according to Princeton Review


U.S. producer of Fulbright students

as reported by The Chronicle Of Higher Education


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Two students taking a photo with the Chancellor

Meet our audacious leader

Since Chancellor Schmidt began serving as the university's eighth chancellor in 2013, he has led UWEC through initiatives, building projects and more. He has also challenged the university community to work together for our students.

Read more about Chancellor Schmidt