Students Say

The University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire offers "a close-knit campus," "a very good education for a very reasonable price," and "a million opportunities." "Amazing music, education, nursing, and business programs" are among the 80 or so undergraduate majors. There are "so many" study abroad programs, and, back on campus, there are "astounding graduate-level research" opportunities regularly available to hundreds of undergraduates. Even the administration at UW—Eau Claire is, for the most part, "helpful and friendly." Faculty members tend to be "dedicated people" who are "experts in their fields." They are "practical and personable" in class and "very accessible" outside of class.

Overview

Applicants
5,441
Acceptance Rate
84%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
480 - 560
SAT Math
480 - 610
ACT Composite
22 - 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

The University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire offers "a close-knit campus," "a very good education for a very reasonable price," and "a million opportunities." "Amazing music, education, nursing, and business programs" are among the 80 or so undergraduate majors. There are "so many" study abroad programs, and, back on campus, there are "astounding graduate-level research" opportunities regularly available to hundreds of undergraduates. Even the administration at UW—Eau Claire is, for the most part, "helpful and friendly." Faculty members tend to be "dedicated people" who are "experts in their fields." They are "practical and personable" in class and "very accessible" outside of class. "My professors have all been passionate about what they are teaching," relates a computer science major, "which really motivates me to want to learn and pay attention." "Like any college, there are the crazy professors that nobody wants," counsels a physics major, "but all of the experiences I have had with professors and classes have been excellent." "There is only one professor I absolutely could not stand," adds a communication major.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
21:1
Total Faculty
542
with Terminal Degree
389

279
Women
263
Men
82
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
91%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Justin Vernon
Grammy Winning Recording Artist with his band "Bon Iver"

Barry Moullet
Senior Vice President, Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, etc.)

Steve Koepp
Fortune magazine editor

Richard Saykally
Internationally renowned chemist - Berkeley

John Menard
Owner - Menards Stores

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
89
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bang For Your Buck

One of the more impressive aspects of the university is its inexpensiveness in relation to the quality of education being offered. Tuition for in-state students is only $7,361 per year. For an out-of-state student, that figure is $14,934. Room and board will come to $6,300. The school is very committed to making quality education available to most every student; 90 percent of the total average need is met, with more than 70 percent of undergraduates receiving at least some manner of need-based financial aid. The average financial support package is $8,500.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,742

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,887

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,644

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,210

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
67%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,518

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$7,361
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$14,934
Required Fees
$1,383
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$400

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,300
Transportation for Commuters
$1,030

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
BIA, Student Support Services Grant
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

UW—Eau Claire is located in "the beautiful Chippewa Valley." "It truly feels like a private school setting," guarantees a junior, "because [the] campus is so enclosed and is surrounded by the woods and the river that cuts right through the middle of it." Also, surrounding Eau Claire is by most accounts "a great college town." Students regularly frequent the bar and cheap restaurants nearby. "Campus life is awesome." "It's not a huge school so people know each other and acknowledge one another." "You can go to sporting events, concerts in the student union, or view the campus movie, all of which are free." "A lot of people do intramural sports." Residence halls are centers of much activity. "The dorm life here is amazing and very community-based," explains a senior. "Each hall kind of has its own theme, so you get to meet people of similar majors and get advice from seniors on which classes to take, how to plan out your years at college, etc." Also, with well more thgan 200 student organizations, leadership opportunities are ample, and "it's easy for people to find their own little niche here at UWEC." "I feel like when I wake up in the morning, I go like an Energizer bunny until my head hits the pillow at the end of the day," describes a sophomore, "and I love the fact that there is never a dull moment and there is always something purposeful to do."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
10,164
Out of State
26%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
36

Demographics

3.63%
Asian
2.15%
Hispanic
91.24%
Caucasian
2.66%
International

59% female
41% male
26% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview

Students Say

UW—Eau Claire is located in "the beautiful Chippewa Valley." "It truly feels like a private school setting," guarantees a junior, "because [the] campus is so enclosed and is surrounded by the woods and the river that cuts right through the middle of it." Also, surrounding Eau Claire is by most accounts "a great college town." Students regularly frequent the bar and cheap restaurants nearby. "Campus life is awesome." "It's not a huge school so people know each other and acknowledge one another." "You can go to sporting events, concerts in the student union, or view the campus movie, all of which are free." "A lot of people do intramural sports." Residence halls are centers of much activity. "The dorm life here is amazing and very community-based," explains a senior. "Each hall kind of has its own theme, so you get to meet people of similar majors and get advice from seniors on which classes to take, how to plan out your years at college, etc." Also, with well more thgan 200 student organizations, leadership opportunities are ample, and "it's easy for people to find their own little niche here at UWEC." "I feel like when I wake up in the morning, I go like an Energizer bunny until my head hits the pillow at the end of the day," describes a sophomore, "and I love the fact that there is never a dull moment and there is always something purposeful to do."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
38%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
96
First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
75

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Male
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Kathleen Hurley

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
See our website at www.uwec.edu/ssd

Documentation Requred for ADHD
See our website at www.uwec.edu/ssd

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
270
Number of Honor Societies
29

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
15

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Blugolds)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Blugolds)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: www.uwec.edu/Speakout/LGBTQ/Welcome.htm

Minority Support Groups: www.uwec.edu/multicultural/

Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

The University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire’s Centennial Plan describes stewardship of Earth as a “moral commitment.” The university completed its Climate Action Plan in 2011, and the Chancellor’s Sustainability Fellow serves as intra-campus and community liaison. UW—Eau Claire’s Bicycle-Pedestrian Committee consists of students, faculty, and staff reaching out to work with the city of Eau Claire on key biking/pedestrian/busing issues. The Campus Sustainability Network consisting of faculty, staff, students, and administrators leads projects such as a Cardboard Corral program that runs on student move-in day, in which cardboard is collected and recycled to prevent it from ending up in landfills. The focus on keeping waste out of landfills led UW—Eau Claire to an unprecedented 75 percent waste-diversion rate. The Student Senate has also been a strong leader in sustainability initiatives, specifically in formulating, passing, and then bringing to a vote by the student body a referendum to initiate a $20 per year student fee to be used for green initiatives on campus. The Green Fund has contributed to projects such as LED lighting, a bike rental program, e-waste recycling, ZimRide on campus, water bottle filling stations, a campus garden, and a film series on sustainability and food. Each month Housing and Residence Life hosts “Trash Talk Thursday” lectures, where students and faculty learn from local experts about the challenges to creating a sustainable future. UW—Eau Claire has completed gas emissions inventory thanks to student-led projects conducted through interdisciplinary classes.

Green Rating
88
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
No

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
78

Average Number of PC's per Lab
12

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple and Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Danielle Widmer
Interim Assistant Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Phone
7158365415

Email
admissions@uwec.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Chippewa River Footbridge
Davies Center (Student Center/Union)
McPhee Center (Athletic Facility)
Hass Fine Arts Center
Higher Ground (Recreational Facility)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Water Street
Oakwood Mall
Carson Park
Chippewa Valley Museum
Chippewa River State Trail

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday tours; Select Saturdays
Reservation Required
7158365415

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
M-F year round

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@uwec.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, approximately a 15 minute drive from campus Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, approximately 1 1/2 hours from Eau Claire, with shuttle service to Eau Claire. Taxi service, Eau Claire city buses, Greyhound buses

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Hwy. 53 North or South: Exit Hwy 53 onto Clairemont Ave. (Hwy. 12) and go West; turn left on Patton St.; Take a quick right on Lexington Blvd.; Turn right on State St. (down hill); Turn left on Roosevelt Ave. (at bottom of hill). I-94 from the West: Exit Interstate 94 at Hwy 37 (exit#65) turn right; At the first stoplight, turn right onto Hamilton Ave. (by Firster Bank); Turn left on State St.; Turn left on Roosevelt Ave. (at bottom of hill). I-94 from the East: Exit Interstate 94 at Hwy 93 (exit #68) and turn right; turn left at golf Rd. and follow for 1.8 miles; turn right on state st.; turn left on Roosevelt Ave. (at Bottom of hill).

Local Accommodations
The Plaza (715) 834-3181 Clarion Hotel Campus Area (715) 835-2211 Hampton Inn (715) 833-0003 Americas Best Value Inn (715) 834-6611
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Key Stats

5,441
Applicants
10,164
Size
84%
Acceptance Rate
1060
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists