Experience UW-Eau Claire

Find your fit here

UW-Eau Claire has so much to offer. We know, you've probably heard that before. But really, UWEC is an affordable option that's a unique blend of personal relationships combined with the atmosphere of a small, private college. With over 80 majors to choose from and opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom, we know you will succeed here. Discover below what all the hype is about.

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Experience the Blugold spirit

Do you enjoy celebrating school spirit as the joyful sounds of a marching band echo in the distance? Well, at UW-Eau Claire you can experience Blugold pride with the help of our 400-member marching band at one of our NCAA Division III football games, or join the band if that's what you're interested in!

Blugold Marching Band

Marching on

UW-Eau Claire’s Blugold March Band grew to 400 members this fall, making it the largest marching band in the Midwest — including at the Big Ten universities — and one of the largest marching bands in the country.

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As college towns go, we’re in one of the best

No, really! According to College Values Online, Eau Claire is one of the "50 Best Small College Towns in America." Our partnerships with business, industry and local organizations provide internship, job and volunteer opportunities for you. Some 67,500 residents live, work and play in western Wisconsin’s largest city. From campus, you’re within walking distance of two popular shopping districts with coffee shops, art galleries, live music and parks to explore. Movie theaters, restaurants, fitness clubs and performing arts venues provide plenty to do and see nearby.

We are making top charts

We are making a name for ourselves by consistently proving that the student experience on campus is unmatched. From undergraduate research opportunities to participating in service-learning or study abroad, UW-Eau Claire students benefit from a well-rounded education and graduate on time. 

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Top 5 in the Midwest

UW-Eau Claire continues to be ranked among the top five public regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 Best Colleges rankings.

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Support for diversity

At UW-Eau Claire we want you to feel included, regardless of your background. You'll find groups like Student Support Services (academic advising, tutoring, and career counseling), the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Upward Bound, Gender + Sexuality Resource Center and more. We care about you and are committed to helping you reach your goals. 

You can get involved in clubs and organizations

UW-Eau Claire has more than 250 clubs and orgs. From the Student Ministry of Magic (Harry Potter Club) to Ping Pong Club, you’ll find your niche here. And if you can’t find a group you love, you can create your own! Clubs and organizations are also a great way to meet new people as you start your journey here at UW-Eau Claire.

Experience our Pablo Center at the Confluence partnership

UW-Eau Claire is proud to be an integral partner in Eau Claire's newest performance facility, The Pablo Center at the Confluence, located in the heart of the city. Students who enroll in the Music + Theatre Arts program at UW-Eau Claire will get the chance to study and perform in this state-of-the-art facility. All members of our campus community have the unique opportunity to attend performances. Learn more about Pablo here.

Advising you can count on

We offer advising to all students as soon as they arrive on campus. We want you to feel supported and valued as you begin your education with us, so we have advisors on hand to help you determine your course load, explore careers and internships, or simply to listen and offer support and guidance. 

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