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Colleges / University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI 4-Year Public

About UW Eau Claire

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Eau Claire, WI, less than an hour from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Founded in 1916, the institution currently enrolls around 10,503 students a year, including 9,803 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

UW Eau Claire's endowment was valued at $70,329,096 in 2021. For each full-time student, UW Eau Claire spends about $6,356.

2021 Admissions Facts About UW Eau Claire

Acceptance rate: 90%

Average GPA: 3.47

Mean ACT score: 24

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 20

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: August 1

What is University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's acceptance rate?

UW Eau Claire is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 90 percent of all applicants to UW Eau Claire are accepted each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.47 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 24.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is UW Eau Claire a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UW Eau Claire, around 82 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,987 students who started at UW Eau Claire as first-time freshman, 797 graduate within four years.

Around 67 percent of students who started at UW Eau Claire earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 81 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $45,896 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $26,479 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UW Eau Claire sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is UW Eau Claire a good school for YOU?

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UW Eau Claire's application deadline is August 1. All applicants will be notified by August 1.

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College Info

PO Box 4004 Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Campus Setting: Small Town

UW Eau Claire Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 20

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 20

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UW Eau Claire is Aug 20.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UW Eau Claire is Aug 20.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UW Eau Claire ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


21 to 26


21 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UW Eau Claire is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into UW Eau Claire. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UW Eau Claire SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1060 - 1290


Math SAT Range

540 - 660


Reading SAT Range

510 - 650

UW Eau Claire Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at UW Eau Claire is like? There are approximately 10,732 students enrolled at UW Eau Claire, including 10,068 undergraduate students and 664 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 69% percent are from WI and 31% percent of students are from other states.


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Part Time


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Campus Setting

Small Town

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Application Deadline

Aug 20
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