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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI



  1. UW-Eau Claire is known as Wisconsin's most beautiful campus.
  2. The Blugold Marching Band has 400+ student members!

About This Campus

Known as Wisconsin's most beautiful campus, UW-Eau Claire spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire. Western Wisconsin's largest city, Eau Claire is located 90 miles east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Named for its clear water, the city has a population of over 68,000, yet is consistently ranked as one of the safest in the country. The Eau Claire area has numerous lakes, parks, bike trails and wooded areas where students enjoy seasonal sports, camping, and other recreation activities. The renowned Chippewa River footbridge connects the main campus to other academic bulidings and numerous shops. As the UW System's Center of Excellence for faculty and undergraduate research, professors work closely with students inside and outside the classroom, conducting research, participating in national conferences and publishing scholarly articles. UW-Eau Claire is ranked among the top public regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

Location Information

Eau Claire is located 90 miles east of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Eau Claire
Population | 68,187
Enrollment | 10,503
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 09-02-12-21
Spring | 01-31-05-20

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 3%
Black | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 4%
Two or more | 3%
White | 87%
Other | 2%
International | 0%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Education, Kinesiology, Nursing, Special Education

Access to many courses is competitive and cannot be guaranteed. Some music courses require an audition and/or theory placement exam.

Notable Academic Programs

  • History
  • Psychology
  • Business Administration
  • English
  • Languages

Unique Academic Programs

  • History - Civil Rights Pilgrimage is offered twice each year. We believe firmly that the college journey should also open hearts and minds to histories and experiences sometimes not fully appreciated by all. The Civil Rights Pilgrimage through UWEC is a unique opportunity to travel the path of the civil rights movement and walk through these pivotal places and stories in our history.

Special Programs

Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Animation and Special Effects
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Ceramic Art/Ceramics
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Communication Disorders
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Drawing
  • Economics
  • English
  • Finance/Banking
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Illustration
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Therapy
  • Native American/American Indian Studies
  • Organizational Communications
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Sculpture
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Technical Writing
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 525.00 paper, 197.00 computer or N/A Internet
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 08/24/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 18 ($262.43 per additional hour)

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $75.00 Year Home Mandatory
Textbook Fee $105.00 Semester Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $250.00 Year Home Optional

Important Notes: Many of the textbooks required for courses can be rented from the university bookstore.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/24/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 39% living on campus
  • Double: $2600.00
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 20
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 15
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $550.00
  • Proximity to campus: Within 1 mile
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Notes About Meal Plans
•Unlimited access to Riverview Café in the Hilltop Center •$50 in meal plan dollars to use at any campus dining location •One to-go meal per day from Riverview Café (Monday–Friday only)


Figures per Semester are current as of 08/24/21

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.


  • Health records due by: Start of Class
  • Home campus copy acceptable
  • Immunization before registering
  • Health / accident insurance (encouraged)

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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