University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
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Are you interested in attending the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire? They accept 78 percent of all applicants. See more about their admissions requirements.

The University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire is a public university and member of the eleven comprehensive universities in the University of Wisconsin System. The city of Eau Claire is located in Western Wisconsin about an hour and a half from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro region. The attractive 333-acre campus sits on the Chippewa River, and the region is well-known for its natural beauty.

Undergraduates can choose from about 80 degree programs with nursing and business being two of the most popular majors. Academics are supported by a 22 to 1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 27. Student life is extremely active with over 250 student organizations including several fraternities and sororities. On the athletic front, the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds compete in the NCAA Division III Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). The university fields ten men's and twelve women's intercollegiate sports.

Admissions Data (2016)

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 10,747 (10,085 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38 percent Male / 62 percent Female
  • 93 percent Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,812 (in-state); $16,385 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $400
  • Room and Board: $6,984
  • Other Expenses: $3,704
  • Total Cost: $19,900 (in-state); $27,473 (out-of-state)

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 82 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 59 percent
    • Loans: 61 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $3,406
    • Loans: $7,296

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, English, Finance, Kinesiology, Marketing, Mass Communication, Nursing, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 30 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 68 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling, Cross Country, Swimming, Ice Hockey, Golf, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Ice Hockey, Gymnastics, Swimming, Basketball, Golf

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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Mission Statement

"We foster in one another creativity, critical insight, empathy, and intellectual courage, the hallmarks of a transformative liberal education and the foundation for active citizenship and lifelong inquiry."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics