University of Wisconsin -- Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI

University of Wisconsin -- Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI

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Tuition & Fees

$8,840

$17,116

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
41%
500-599
37%
400-499
14%
300-399
2%
200-299
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
42%
500-599
34%
400-499
15%
30-36
6%
24-29
42%
18-23
50%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

22

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,972
Declined 596
Total Received 5,568
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Public

10,068

undergraduate students

664

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

University of Wisconsin -- Eau Claire is a public, comprehensive institution. Founded as a state Normal school in 1916, it gained university status in 1971. Its 337-acre campus is located in Eau Claire, 90 miles east of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 10,732
Established in 1916
Coeducational Coeducational

337-acre campus in Eau Claire (population: 68,587), 90 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Minneapolis-St. Paul; train serves Red Wing, MN (70 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Minneapolis-St. Paul International

University of Wisconsin — Eau Claire
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI
54701

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
20%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Wisconsin Education Association
  • Pre- Professional Health Club
  • Kinesiology Club
  • RHA (Residence Hall Association)
  • Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

Top Events

  • Blugold Organizations Bash (BOB)
  • Homecoming
  • Davies Center Welcome Home Party
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
48%
Top 1/2
88%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
41%
500-599
37%
400-499
14%
300-399
2%
200-299
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
42%
500-599
34%
400-499
15%
30-36
6%
24-29
42%
18-23
50%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline August 20
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.43

Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,972
Declined 596
Total Received 5,568

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

application essay

Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 26
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, bowling, dance, dodgeball, equestrian sports, figure skating, hockey, lacrosse, mixed martial arts, Nordic skiing, power lifting, rugby, skiing, soccer, stuntmen, table tennis, tae soo do, triathlon, two to tango, ultimate frisbee, wakeboarding, water skiing

Club Sports - Women's

baseball, bowling, cheerleading, dance, dodgeball, equestrian sports, figure skating, hockey, lacrosse, mixed martial arts, Nordic skiing, power lifting, rugby, soccer, table tennis, tae soo do, triathlon, two to tango, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wakeboarding, water skiing

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Football, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sand volleyball, Skiing (cross-country), Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Football, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sand volleyball, Skiing (cross-country), Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
American Indian/Native American Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication, General
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Materials Engineering
Materials Science
Mathematics, General
Molecular Biology
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rehabilitation Science
Religion/Religious Studies
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

10,732

total students

69%

in-state

31%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

94%

10,068
students

Female
62%
6,252

Male
38%
3,816

6%

664
students

Female
57%
378

Male
43%
286

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

9,461
students

Female
63%
5,885

Male
37%
3,576

7%

607
students

Female
61%
367

Male
39%
240

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 82%
Student 4 year graduation rate 40%
Student 5 year graduation rate 24%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
86%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

463

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 20

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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