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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Data & Information Overview

434 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
77% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Ranked?

#323 Best Colleges in Nation
#5 Best Colleges in WI
General Special Education Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire was awarded 434 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general special education.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, UW - Eau Claire is ranked #323 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 46 colleges in Wisconsin, UW - Eau Claire is ranked at #5.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UW - Eau Claire?

77% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 77%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

UW - Eau Claire received ACT scores from 63% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire  ( 21 to 26 )

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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Faculty

20 to 1 Student to Faculty
78% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is 78%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  78 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

78% Freshmen Retention
40% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at UW - Eau Claire for first-time, full-time students is 40%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  40 out of 100

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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,436 Full-Time Undergraduates
11.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
61.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,310 undergraduates at UW - Eau Claire with 9,436 being full-time and 874 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Cost?

$16,051 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
$30,200 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UW - Eau Claire is $16,051. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UW - Eau Claire

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,547 $10,658 $14,737 $18,816 $19,798

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UW - Eau Claire, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UW - Eau Claire, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $7,550 a year. That adds up to $30,200 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW - Eau Claire is 5.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UW - Eau Claire Graduates Make?

$51,869 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UW - Eau Claire with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $51,869 in their early years. That's great news for UW - Eau Claire students since it is 22% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Wisconsin State
9,436 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Eau Claire makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for UW - Eau Claire are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: 715-836-4636

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Majors

51 Majors With Completions
2,293 Undergraduate Degrees
206 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 51 majors graduated from University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. Of these students, 2,293 received undergraduate degrees and 206 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 184 $43,100
General Psychology 153 $28,407
Nursing 141 $62,517
Marketing 122 $45,583
Finance & Financial Management 112 $51,707
General Biology 110 $28,058
Accounting 88 $55,270
Teacher Education Grade Specific 86 $38,530
Special Education 85 $40,643
General English Literature 81 $33,465

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UW - Eau Claire

51% Take At Least One Class Online
8% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 5,402 students took at least one online class at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. This is a decrease from the 9,032 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 5,402 831
2019-2020 9,032 991
2018-2019 3,133 652
2017-2018 3,247 1,005
2016-2017 2,566 691

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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