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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.

Student Body

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

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."

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Darcy Sromek
Campus Visit Coordinator

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

Phone
715-836-5415

Email
visit@uwec.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Chippewa River Footbridge/Garfield Ave
Davies Center (Student Center/Union)
McPhee Center (Athletic Facility)
Centennial Academic Building

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Water Street
Downtown Eau Claire/Phoenix Park
Carson Park
Pablo Center at the Confluence
Chippewa River State Trail

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday tours; select Saturdays
Reservation Required
715-836-5415

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
M-F year round, some Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
sportsinfo@uwec.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

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
Candlewood Suites 715-839-0967 The Oxbow Hotel 715-839-0601 Holiday Inn 715-839-9889

Admissions

Applicants: 5,577
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Average HS GPA: 3.47







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