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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Overview

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is a public institution located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Eau Claire is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Known For?

2,571 Undergraduate Awards
$24,760 Avg Cost After Aid
76% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UW - Eau Claire.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 76% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UW - Eau Claire makes roughly $46,200 a year. This is 13% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Rankings

We have ranked UW - Eau Claire as #335 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UW - Eau Claire has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#247 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UW - Eau Claire.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Best Germanic Languages Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#93 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#97 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#105 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UW - Eau Claire has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Value Colleges for Health & Medical Administrative Services College Factual
#8 Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics College Factual
#9 Best Value Colleges for Physical Sciences College Factual
#38 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#39 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#112 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire?

Location of University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Contact details for UW - Eau Claire are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: 715-836-4636
Website: www.uwec.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UWEauClaire

How Do I Get Into UW - Eau Claire?

You can apply to UW - Eau Claire online at: https://apply.wisconsin.edu/

Admission Requirements for UW - Eau Claire

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UW - Eau Claire?

76% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 76%, UW - Eau Claire may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to UW - Eau Claire submitted their SAT scores.UW - Eau Claire received ACT scores from 99% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 26. Math scores were between 21 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire  ( 21 to 26 )
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ACT Math Scores for University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire  ( 21 to 26 )
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ACT Composite Scores for University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire  ( 21 to 26 )
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Can I Afford University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire?

$24,760 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
7.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UW - Eau Claire is $24,760. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UW - Eau Claire, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $7,378 a year. That adds up to $29,512 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW - Eau Claire is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,780 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,591 undergraduate students at UW - Eau Claire, with 9,780 being full-time and 811 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UW - Eau Claire

There are also 664 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,780 full-time undergraduates at UW - Eau Claire, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UW - Eau Claire

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UW - Eau Claire Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 307
Black or African American 110
Hispanic or Latino 336
White 8,433
International Students 286
Other Races/Ethnicities 308

Geographic Diversity

Wisconsin students aren't the only ones who study at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 28 countries are represented at UW - Eau Claire. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Malaysia, China, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

1,005 Took All Classes Online
3,247 Took At Least One Class Online
16.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at UW - Eau Claire. In 2017-2018, 3,247 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UW - Eau Claire has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 22nd most popular in Wisconsin for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UW - Eau Claire

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire was 16.1%. This is the #1,033 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UW - Eau Claire regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UW - Eau Claire majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 12%
Business, Management & Marketing 6%
Computational Science 60%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 60%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UW - Eau Claire ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UW - Eau Claire.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computational Science #2
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #64
Nursing #205
Business Administration & Management #308
Health Professions #342
Business, Management & Marketing #388

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 49 0 183 48 73 0 353
Nursing 0 0 134 0 3 21 158
Communication Sciences 0 0 79 0 43 0 122
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 102 0 19 0 121
Communication & Media Studies 16 0 101 0 0 0 117
General Psychology 0 0 117 0 0 0 117
Marketing 0 0 116 0 0 0 116
General Biology 0 0 109 0 0 0 109
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 109 0 0 0 109
Health & Physical Education 0 0 108 0 0 0 108
Accounting 0 0 92 0 0 0 92
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 71 14 0 0 0 85
Management Information Systems 24 0 58 0 0 0 82
General English Literature 3 0 73 0 2 0 78
Social Work 20 0 57 0 0 0 77
Romance Languages 4 0 69 0 0 0 73
Special Education 3 0 62 0 1 0 66
Mathematics 0 0 63 0 0 0 63
Computer Information Systems 1 0 56 0 0 0 57
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 45 0 0 0 45
History 6 0 31 0 7 0 44
Geography & Cartography 1 0 41 0 0 0 42
Business/Corporate Communications 41 0 0 0 0 0 41
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 40 0 0 0 40
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 39 0 0 0 39
Music 0 0 38 0 0 0 38
American Sign Language 36 0 0 0 0 0 36
Chemistry 0 0 35 0 0 0 35
Political Science & Government 8 0 26 0 0 0 34
Economics 1 0 30 0 0 0 31
Ethnic Studies 18 0 11 0 0 0 29
Geological & Earth Sciences 1 0 22 0 0 0 23
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
International Business 5 0 16 0 0 0 21
Physics 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Sociology 6 0 12 0 0 0 18
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 17 0 17
Germanic Languages 3 0 13 0 0 0 16
Computational Science 0 0 0 0 15 0 15
Journalism 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Allied Health Professions 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Public Health 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Materials Sciences 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Area Studies 6 0 2 0 0 0 8
Philosophy 1 0 5 0 0 0 6
Religious Studies 2 0 3 0 0 0 5
Materials Engineering 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
English Literature (Other) 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
East Asian Languages 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Other Visual Art 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Teaching English or French 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Native American Languages 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dance 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 269 71 2,231 48 180 21 2,820

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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