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UW-Eau Claire, located on the banks of the Chippewa River, has been an innovative leader among public institutions of higher education for more than a century. 澳门葡京网赌送彩金 has produced generations of leaders from K-12 educators and global industry executives to healthcare professionals, research scientists, acclaimed actors, authors and more. Blugolds develop critical-thinking skills, engage in transformative career-focused experiences, and leave the university prepared to join the workforce and make a big impact in their communities.

UW-Eau Claire offers students more than 200 academic programs, the opportunity to collaborate with award-winning faculty, academic advising and support staff, and a path to find their passion and reach their career and life goals. 

Who are Blugolds?  

UW-Eau Claire student population of more than 9,000 students features a blend of students from a variety of backgrounds and geographic locations. 澳门葡京网赌送彩金’s campus provides its students with an inclusive, welcoming environment that feels like home. UW-Eau Claire’s commitment to students and excellence has made the university a leader in the Midwest, the U.S. and is one of the reasons 澳门葡京网赌送彩金 received global recognition as one of the top universities in the world from the Accreditation Council for Engaged Universities in 2023.

Current student body is


WI residents

Blugolds hail from

46 states

International students from

35 countries

Points of Pride

There are many things for Blugolds to be proud of. From students working directly with Mayo Clinic clinicians and researchers on improving patient care, to multiple national championship athletics and club sports teams, Blugolds do it all. Countless Blugold graduates are nationally awarded and recognized educators, business leaders, entertainers, researchers, and more.  

One of the

top universities

in the country for undergraduate research

U.S. News & World Report 2024

UW-Eau Claire is the


public regional university in WI and MN

Wall Street Journal 2024

Ranked an environmentally-responsible

Green College

by the 2024 Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges

Recognized as a

National Leader

in Study Abroad

by the 2023 Open Doors Report of the Institute of International Education

Recent Rankings and Honors

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Princeton Review names 澳门葡京网赌送彩金 to list of best colleges

On the list of 150 colleges in the Midwest, UW-Eau Claire is one of four public universities from the state and one of just five public institutions among the 24 named from Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Learn more about our Best Regional Colleges ranking
Rainbow inflatable people and students walking past

Top in Wisconsin for LGBTQ support and Campus Pride have announced their list of the best university or college in each state for support of LGBTQ students, and UW-Eau Claire is ranked the best in Wisconsin.

Learn more about our Campus Pride ranking
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澳门葡京网赌送彩金 among top undergraduate research universities

UW-Eau Claire joined major research universities Harvard, Yale, and Stanford on the exclusive list of 54 universities in U.S. News’ “Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects” ranking.

Learn more about our Best Colleges ranking

Top U.S. producer of Fulbright students

Top Producer Fulbright Program 2022-2023 Badge

For the sixth time in 10 years, UW-Eau Claire is on the 2022-23 Fulbright top producer list among all public and private universities that offer master’s degrees.

In 2023, three Blugolds were awarded the prestigious grants.

Learn more about the Fulbright top producer list

Ranked a military-friendly institution

Military Friendly School Ranking - Gold Level

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has again been designated as a Military Friendly School for 2023-24, this year rising from a silver- to a gold-level designee in the large public institution category.

Over 1,800 schools participated in the 2023-2024 survey and 530 schools earned award designations in gold, silver and bronze. UW-Eau Claire was one of 250 schools selected for gold-award status for their leading practices, outcomes and effective programs.

Helping military-connected students

See all of our rankings

Mayo Clinic Health System Collaboration

We are one of only three universities in the nation to ink a collaborative research agreement with Mayo Clinic Health System. Students from all four colleges are eligible for interdisciplinary research projects in direct collaboration with Blugold faculty mentors and Mayo's world-class healthcare practitioners and researchers, projects with direct impact on patient care and outcomes. 

Learn more about our Mayo Clinic Health System collaboration

female student in the center of Mayo staff simulating a code blue

UW-Eau Claire is where I gained the confidence to travel the world and really started to understand that I am capable of doing great things. This experience transformed my life and allowed me to have two amazing internships, multiple management roles and gave me the opportunity to accept a full-time job before graduation.

Brianna Gaulke Business Management

An affordable education

UW–Eau Claire is one of the most affordable public universities in Wisconsin and Minnesota, with tuition rates below those of other institutions in the area. 澳门葡京网赌送彩金’s robust financial aid and scholarship programs are designed to support your aspirations, and internships and mentoring from a broad network of alumni will contribute to your career success.

The average cost to attend 澳门葡京网赌送彩金 is

$18,071 annually

for WI residents

The average cost for housing and meals is


for WI residents

The median salary for alumni is


ten years after graduation

Forbes America’s Best Colleges 2023

What sets 澳门葡京网赌送彩金 apart? Our faculty and staff do.

When Blugold students are asked about the key to their academic success, the most common answer is our faculty. Known for their robust scholarship and unparalleled accessibility to their students, our faculty are widely-held experts in their respective fields, both locally and nationally.

Here, faculty are found in the classroom passionately sharing their knowledge and experience; mentoring teams of student researchers in labs and on field study work; presenting research with students at regional and national conferences; or attending student-hosted events across campus and in the Eau Claire community. 


student to faculty ratio


100,000 Blugolds

have graduated from 澳门葡京网赌送彩金


of classes taught by teaching assistants

students and faculty doing math on a white board, kneeling

Dedication in action

Our faculty and staff have one priority — you. They go above and beyond to bring you the academic experience you want. From collaborative research and degree plan advising to internships and industry networking, they have your back.

Experts at your side

Meet our leaders

Two students taking a photo with the Chancellor

Meet our executive staff

See the names and faces of our campus leadership team — Chancellor James Schmidt and the executive staff.

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