UWEC

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, United States
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Overview of University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire (UWEC)

About this school

The University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is a public, comprehensive institution. Founded as a state Normal School in 1916, it gained university status in 1971. Students looking for enrichment and an extra challenge choose UW-Eau Claire because it is a Center of Excellence for Faculty/Student Undergraduate Research Collaboration. This means students work closely with professors on research and other scholarly activities, gaining valuable experience for graduate school or a job after graduation. The Blugold Fellowship, for example, offers new freshmen a scholarship and a chance to work with a faculty member on a research project from the start. Its 333-acre campus is located in Eau Claire, 90 miles east of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:10,022
    • Men:3,879 (38.7%)
    • Women:6,143 (61.3%)

Location

Admission Information (UWEC)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
June 30
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 4004
City, State, Zip
Eau Claire, WI  54702-4004
Phone
(715) 836-5415
Fax
(715) 836-2380
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
86% of 5,990 applicants were admitted
Women
89% of 3,788 applicants were admitted
Men
81% of 2,202 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,784 (54%) of 5,133 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,711 (51%) of 3,355 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,073 (60%) of 1,778 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
16%
• Score 600 - 700
44%
• Score 500 - 600
24%
• Score 400 - 500
16%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
20%
• Score 600 - 700
20%
• Score 500 - 600
56%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |21-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
44%
• Score 18 - 23
48%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UWEC)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,816|Out-of-state: $16,736
  • Room & Board: - $7,538 (66.9806291096499%)
  • Other Expences: - $400 (3.554291807357384%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,316 (29.465079082992713%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003917
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,961 (85.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,236 (63.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,220 (98.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
261 (21.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$9,343
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 995 (81.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,160
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,146 (93.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,675
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 57 (4.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
141 (6.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,735

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
7,013 (75.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,816 (68.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,771 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,009 (21.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$9,479
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,843 (80.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,043
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,475 (93.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,918
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 130 (2.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
457 (4.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,135

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,244
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Bureau of Indian Affairs Grants, Student Support Services Grants
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,142

Academics & Instruction (UWEC)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


389

Part-Time Faculty


181

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


52%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 6% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 16% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 23% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 12% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 12% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
829,474

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
900
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


81.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


34.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


63%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


67.0%

Programs & Majors (UWEC)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (51)


  • Accounting
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • 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
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Information Resources Management
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • 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

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Education¿Professional Development, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (18)


  • Adult Nursing
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Education--General
  • English
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • History
  • Library Science
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Writing

Campus Life (UWEC)

Location & Geography

Population


67,545

Nearest Metropolitan Area


337 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Minneapolis-St. Paul

Weather


Temperature
5.3 average low in January, 79.8 average high in September
Rain
120 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
90 mile(s) from campus in Minneapolis
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Eau Claire
Nearest Train Station
70 mile(s) from campus in Tomah

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


38% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


62%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
-
School Colors
Navy blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student wisconsin education association, pre- professional health club, kinesiology club, rha (residence hall association), blugold beginnings

Sororities


1% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


9,347

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
10,022
Women
6,143
Men
3,879

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.4% Asian
  • 1.0% Black/African-American
  • 3.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 89.9% White
  • 0.1% Unknown

International Students


1.9% from 32 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


715

Student Resources (UWEC)

Study resources