University Of Wisconsin Eau Claire

University Of Wisconsin Eau Claire

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, also known as UW-Eau Claire or UWEC, is a public university in west-central Wisconsin, United States. It confers bachelor and master degrees to the students. The 2008 edition of "America's Best Colleges" ranked UW-Eau Claire 5th position among the top regional public universities in the Midwest and 26th among all private and public institutions in the Midwest. The university is organized into the following academic units :

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Human Sciences
  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's official mascot is the "Eau Claire Blugold'. The university participates in the NCAA's Division III sports program.

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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire , WI 54702-4004
General Phone: (715) 836-2637

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UW Eau Claire Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management430business management, accounting, finance, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts315Latin American studies, Native American studies, women's studies, Germanic languages and literature, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and humanities, economics, ...
Education and Teaching200special ed, elementary school teaching, teacher education, social studies teaching, teacher education and development
Therapy and Counseling198psychology, educational psychology, communication disorders, music therapy
Media151communication studies, mass communication, journalism
Science149biology, molecular biology, chemistry, chemistry courses, geology, physics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine135registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy122exercise science, athletic trainer
Security and Law Enforcement61criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work56social work
Art Studies54art studies
Medical Administration45health care administration, community health
Computer Science and Engineering26computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy8philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts4drama

Number of programs and degrees for UW Eau Claire in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,83647
Master's degree15710
Associate's degree61

UW Eau Claire Student Body

In 2007-2008, UW Eau Claire had a total enrollment of 10,854 students (9,756 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 38%
Women 62%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 91%
Graduate 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 94%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 33%
20-21 35%
22-24 19%
25-29 5%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


UW Eau Claire Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 82 %
Part-Time 50 %

UW Eau Claire Room and Board (2007)

UW Eau Claire offers campus housing for 3,636 of its 9,756 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Eau Claire, Wisconsin for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Wisconsin Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UW Eau Claire Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal2126
ACT Math2226
ACT Composite2326

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT98%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

UW Eau Claire Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,199
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,772
Room and board $ 4,960
Room charge $ 2,730
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,230
Books and supplies $ 460
Other expenses $ 2,890

Financial Aid:
UW Eau Claire participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 391700)

UW Eau Claire Faculty

UW Eau Claire has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4266
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3648

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*1*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year84$73,29235$71,608
Associate professoracademic year69$59,25540$59,344
Assistant professoracademic year45$55,77168$54,033
Instructoracademic year2*5$46,480
Lectureracademic year33$44,13341$40,928
All faculty totalacademic year233$61,349189$55,369

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UW Eau Claire Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

UW Eau Claire Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
History, General
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Molecular Biology
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Educational Psychology
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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