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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

Named a

Top Regional University

in the Midwest

U.S. News & World Report

Recognized as a

National Leader

in Study Abroad

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

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. 

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Other recent rankings

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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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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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.

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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.

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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