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What sets UW-Eau Claire apart?

See some of our latest awards, recognitions and achievements.

Ranked a

Best College

for Your Money

by Money magazine

Recognized as a

national leader

in study abroad

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

Ranked 2nd

Most Livable College Town

in the U.S.

by SmartAsset in 2021

A collaborative research agreement with Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic UWEC Partnership Logo

UW-Eau Claire is one of only three universities in the world with a research agreement with Mayo Clinic Health System. Our collaboration allows students, faculty and staff to participate in research, drive innovation and improve patients' lives. 

Learn more about our collaboration with Mayo Clinic

Other recent rankings

Campus beauty

U.S. News ranks UW-Eau Claire among top schools

U.S. News & World Report ranks UW-Eau Claire eighth among the top public regional universities in the Midwest in its 2022 Best Colleges report. This is the 27th consecutive year U.S. News has named UW-Eau Claire a top Midwestern public university.

27 years strong
The Stowe Family Fountain in front of Schofield Hall

A 'Best in the Midwest' school

For the second year in a row, the Princeton Review has listed the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire among its 158 best colleges in the Midwest.

What makes us worth consideration
Campus mall with students in fall

Among top schools nationally

Forbes has ranked UW-Eau Claire among the top universities in the U.S. UW-Eau Claire is the top ranked comprehensive university in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, according to Forbes.

An especially meaningful ranking
Campus mall with students in fall

UW-Eau Claire on list of ‘green colleges’

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is among the country’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to the 2022 edition of the Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges.

Creating a more sustainable campus

Top 10 U.S. producer of Fulbright students

Fulbright Badge

UW-Eau Claire is on the 2020-21 Fulbright top producer list for the fourth consecutive year, tying for sixth among all public and private universities that offer master’s degrees. In 2021, five Blugolds were awarded the prestigious grants.

Over the last 10 years, UW-Eau Claire has had 29 students receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards — more than double the number of any other master’s-level public university in Wisconsin or Minnesota.

A long and proud history

Ranked a military-friendly institution 

2022-23 Military Friendly School Badge

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire maintained its silver ranking as a military-friendly institution for 2022-2023 in an annual survey of nearly 1,800 postsecondary schools in the nation.

UW-Eau Claire is one of only 20 large four-year institutions in the country to earn the silver-level rank. The silver-medal designation is given to institutions that are ranked within 20% of the overall top 10 schools.

Helping military-connected students

Ranked the Best College in WI for LGBTQIA+ Students

Campus Pride’s 2021 BEST OF THE BEST LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities Badge

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has earned a perfect five-star rating on the Campus Pride Index and again is on the “Best of the Best” list from the preeminent resource for tracking LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs and practices in higher education.

Campus Pride is the preeminent resource for LGBTQ leadership, development, diversity inclusion and advocacy within higher education.

Making our campus more inclusive