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Colleges / University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

UW Eau Claire Student Life

UW Eau Claire is on a 337-acre campus in a small town setting in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, not far from Minneapolis-St. Paul. There are many activities and organizations for UW Eau Claire students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UW Eau Claire also has fraternities and sororities.

UW Eau Claire has a thriving Men's Volleyball. In fact, more students participate in Men's Volleyball than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UW Eau Claire include Women's Club Soccer, Dance Team, RHA (Residence Hall Association) and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.

UW Eau Claire students' favorite campus traditions are Blugold Organizations Bash (BOB), Homecoming and Davies Center Welcome Home Party.

Does UW Eau Claire Offer Student Housing?

UW Eau Claire offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most UW Eau Claire students live off campus. In 2021, 22% of undergrads at UW Eau Claire lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 78% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UW Eau Claire. There are 4,381 spots available in on-campus housing for all 9,803 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 3,786 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 70% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

UW Eau Claire offers coed housing.

UW Eau Claire Athletics

At UW Eau Claire there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UW Eau Claire:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Ice Hockey Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Safety at UW Eau Claire

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UW Eau Claire campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

UW Eau Claire offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, UW Eau Claire has Campus-wide emergency notification system.

Plan a Visit to UW Eau Claire

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UW Eau Claire, take Interstate 94 to Eau Claire, WI. If you need to fly, book your flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Wisconsin you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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UW Eau Claire Students

62%

Women

38%

Men

93%

Full Time

7%

Part Time

68%

In State

32%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

87%

4%

3%

3%

2%

1%

0.24%

0.05%

0.03%

Undergraduate Students

9,803

Graduate Students

700

Non-Resident / International Students

194

UW Eau Claire Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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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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