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Colleges / University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

UW Eau Claire Admissions

If you are planning on applying to UW Eau Claire, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 1 and the fee for the application costs $25.

Students who submit their applications to UW Eau Claire for fall semester should hear back from UW Eau Claire by August 1.

UW Eau Claire Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of UW Eau Claire's admissions stats.

UW Eau Claire 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 18%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 2%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 63%
Waitlist Yes

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes August 20 August 1

Want to Apply Early to UW Eau Claire?

UW Eau Claire does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Admissions

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 85% of all applicants, about 7,091 from the 8,297 applicants.

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.

Transferring to University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to UW Eau Claire

UW Eau Claire has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into 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 given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at UW Eau Claire

Curious about the factors that are considered by UW Eau Claire during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with UW Eau Claire for more information on admission factors.

UW Eau Claire Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to UW Eau Claire have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 59.71% submitted a class rank. At UW Eau Claire 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 85% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 10.55%
3.75 and 3.99 27.88%
3.50 and 3.74 23.96%
3.25 and 3.49 18.93%
3.00 and 3.24 13.84%
2.50 and 2.9 4.79%
2.00 and 2.49 0.05%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to UW Eau Claire directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

UW Eau Claire considers ACT or SAT scores as part of 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 2022, 2% of UW Eau Claire's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 63% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UW Eau Claire?

To be competitive with other UW Eau Claire applicants, you should strive to earn between 1080 and 1250 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UW Eau Claire 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1250 and 25% of scored lower than 1080, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UW Eau Claire students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UW Eau Claire students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

What is 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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on 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?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UW Eau Claire.

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

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

✅ UW Eau Claire accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and 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.

What is UW Eau Claire's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for UW Eau Claire is 85%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UW Eau Claire?

❌ UW Eau Claire does not offer early decision.

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UW Eau Claire Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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 85%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.


UW Eau Claire Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 20

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UW Eau Claire is Aug 1.

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

1080 - 1250


Math SAT Range

530 - 630


Reading SAT Range

530 - 630

UW Eau Claire GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UW Eau Claire, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.59. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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