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First-Year Student

Transform yourself at UW-Eau Claire

Your life is about to change. At UW-Eau Claire, you can expect to be bold, pushing boundaries and pushing them even further once you reach the edge. You can expect to be curious. Here, you will explore the world around you and bravely step into worlds unknown. Finally, you can expect to be empowered. You will experience unwavering support as you realize your full potential in academics and life. And we can’t tell you how, only that you will be transformed.

See for yourself

Plan your campus visit to connect with current Blugolds and experience our campus for yourself.

All visits include a group information presentation with an admissions counselor and a student-led campus tour. Can’t make it out to our campus? No worries—we have your back! You can learn more about UW-Eau Claire and how to apply through events happening near you.

I never thought I could do all that I have done, experience all that I have experienced and gain all that I have gained during my undergraduate career. I would tell any current or future Blugold to take advantage of the opportunities this university offers. Go out there, work hard, have some fun and make your dreams a reality because anything is possible with an education from UW-Eau Claire.

Chantal Bougie Kinesiology

Nearly 30% of UWEC students are


college students

Recognized as a

national leader

in study abroad

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

Named a

2022 Best College

in the Midwest

by U.S. News & World Report

UWEC students study in campus mall on a spring day.

First-Year Admission Requirements

At UW-Eau Claire, we seek students who are curious, innovative and compassionate. We use a holistic approach to admit students.

Learn more about first-year admission requirements
UW-Eau Claire future Blugold student visits campus for Admitted Student Day.

Admitted First-Year Students

First off, we are so excited that you want to be a Blugold. You just have to do a few more things to make it official.

View your next steps to becoming a Blugold
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