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UW Eau Claire Admissions

If you want to apply to UW Eau Claire, the regular decision application deadline is August 20 and the application fee is $25. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from UW Eau Claire by August 1.

Considering Applying Early to UW Eau Claire?

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to UW Eau Claire?

Getting into UW Eau Claire is moderately difficult. UW Eau Claire evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, UW Eau Claire accepted 90% of all applicants., around 5,002 of the 5,577 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UW Eau Claire, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. UW Eau Claire has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important to Get In to UW Eau Claire?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at UW Eau Claire

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

UW Eau Claire Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to UW Eau Claire must submit the following items. Double check with UW Eau Claire's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UW Eau Claire?

Students admitted to UW Eau Claire have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 64% submitted a class rank. At UW Eau Claire 19% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 89% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 64%
3.75 and 3.99 23%
3.50 and 3.74 23%
3.25 and 3.49 19%
3.00 and 3.24 15%
2.50 and 2.9 14%
2.00 and 2.49 0%
UW Eau Claire does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UW Eau Claire does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 3% of UW Eau Claire's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 98% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UW Eau Claire?

To be competitive with other UW Eau Claire applicants, you should strive to earn between 1050 and 1240 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UW Eau Claire 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1240 and 25% of scored lower than 1050, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UW Eau Claire students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UW Eau Claire students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for UW Eau Claire?

To be most competitive at UW Eau Claire, you should strive to earn between 21 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UW Eau Claire's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UW Eau Claire students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

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Transferring to University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UW Eau Claire.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 20.

Transfer students can enroll in UW Eau Claire during the following terms: Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term Winter Term Summer Term

UW Eau Claire Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UW Eau Claire?

Students who are admitted to UW Eau Claire must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does UW Eau Claire accept transfer credits?

UW Eau Claire accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UW Eau Claire accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does UW Eau Claire accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

UW Eau Claire accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UW Eau Claire?

UW Eau Claire. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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UW Eau Claire Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

90%

How hard is it to get into UW Eau Claire? UW Eau Claire is a somewhat selective institution. The UW Eau Claire acceptance rate is 90%. This means that the institution accepts 89 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

21 to 26

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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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

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Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1240

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Math SAT Range

530 - 640

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Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

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UW Eau Claire GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.47

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UW Eau Claire, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.47. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

10,503

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

90%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,870

Out-of-State

$17,146

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 20
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