About Us

Founded in 1916, UW-Eau Claire continues to build its national reputation based on the achievements of its students and faculty. As one of the Midwest’s top public universities, UW-Eau Claire provides students with small classes led by talented professors, cutting-edge programs, endless opportunities to get involved and experience more of the world, and the support they need to meet their goals for success. Add to that a safe and friendly campus community and beautiful surroundings (from rivers and bike trails to shopping and entertainment), and you’ve got one exceptional place.

Economic impact: UW-Eau Claire makes a substantial, positive economic contribution to the Chippewa Valley, ranking as one of the largest employers in the region with about 1,300 employees and bringing hundreds of millions of dollars into the region's economy. Learn more.

Fast facts


Location: Eau Claire, Wis.;
city pop. 65,000+, metro. pop. 151,000
Campus: 28 major buildings, 337 acres and one beautiful river
Walk across campus: About 10 minutes
Undergraduate students: 10,499
Graduate students: 547
International students: 262
Multicultural students: 847
Faculty and academic staff: 796
Men-to-women ratio: 7-to-10
Students studying abroad: 289
Students engaged in faculty-mentored research, scholarly and creative activity: 800+
ACT composite average: 24.3
Average high school rank: 75%
Faculty-student ratio: 1-to-22
Full-time faculty with Ph.D.s or terminal degrees: 78%
Average class size: 28
Student organizations: 250+
In-state tuition/fees, room and board (two semesters): $14,991
Nickname: Blugolds
Colors: Navy and old gold
Motto: Excellence. Our measure, our motto, our goal.
Seal: Council oak tree

Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.