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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI

At A Glance

Main Address

105 Garfield Ave

Eau Claire, WI 54701-4811

www.uwec.edu

Admission Office

Schofield Hall 111

105 Garfield Avenue

Eau Claire, WI 54701

(715) 836-5415

Fax : (715) 831-4799

admissions@uwec.edu

Contact : Isabel Walters

Co-Director of Admissions - Recruiting

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 1913

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 67.0%

Total undergraduates : 10,068

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 2,321

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 81.0%

Average financial aid package : $9,101.00

In-State Tuition : $8,870.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $17,146.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Urban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 22 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 67.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 82.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 25.0%
Health Professions : 14.0%
Education : 8.0%
Biology : 6.0%
Communications/Journalism : 5.0%
Parks And Recreation : 5.0%
Psychology : 5.0%

Associates
Liberal Arts : 100.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies B C
Latin American Studies B C
Near and Middle Eastern Studies C
Women's Studies B C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Molecular Biology B
Neuroscience B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies C
Finance, General B
International Business/Trade/Commerce B C
Management Information Systems, General B C
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Communication, General B
Journalism B
Mass Communication/Media Studies B C

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Programming/Programmer, General C
Computer and Information Sciences, General B

Education
Elementary Education and Teaching B
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education and Teaching, General B
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor C

Engineering
Materials Engineering B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature C
French Language and Literature B
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General B M
Community Health and Preventive Medicine B
Health/Health Care Administration/Management B
Nursing Administration C
Nursing Education C
Nursing Practice D
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B M
Rehabilitation Science B

History
American History (United States) C
Asian History C
European History C
History, General B M
Military History C

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization C
Computational Science M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Ethics C
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Geology/Earth Science, General B
Materials Science B C
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B
School Psychology M

Public Administration & Social Services
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B

Social Sciences
Anthropology C
Economics, General B
Geographic Information Science and Cartography B
Geography B
International Relations and Affairs C
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Dance, General C
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Teacher Certification

Accelerated Program

External Degree Program

Student-Designed Major

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Semester At Sea

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

900 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : art gallery, bird museum, center for communication disorders, communication and journalism center, computer science instructional and tutoring labs, greenhouses, human development center, materials science and engineering center, natural preserve, nursing clinical simulation lab, planetarium, ropes course, special collections

Geographic Location : 90 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Small City

Urban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 10,068

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 2,321

Degree-seeking undergrads : 9,993

Graduate enrollment : 664

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 69.0%

Out of state students : 31.0%

Part Time students : 5.0%

Percentage of males : 38.0%

Percentage of females : 62.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 1.0%

Asian : 3.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 4.0%

White : 86.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 2.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : The Spectator

Student Newspaper URL : www.spectatornews.com

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 94.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 20.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $75.00

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Blugolds

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intramural

Intercollegiate

Club

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Legal services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Economically disadvantaged students services

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Club

Women's Club

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Bowling

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Gymnastics

Women's Intercollegiate

Ice Hockey

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Table tennis

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Triathlon

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Wrestling

Men's Intercollegiate

Other Sports : martial arts, water ski, figure skating, dodgeball, dance, bean bag league, kickball, powerlifting, Hwa Rang Do Tae Soo Do


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: Not reported

Application Fee Waiver Available: No

Total applicants : 5,568

Admitted : 4,972

Enrolled : 2,321

Less selective 89.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Class Rank

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Application Essay

Considered

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Racial/Ethnic Status

Recommendations

State Residency

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Recommended: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

State test(s) : UW System tests in Math, English, and Foreign Language

SAT score use policy

Single Highest Test Date

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Test scores, class rank/GPA, rigor of courses, 4 year grade trend, essays, involvement, and special talent.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 17.0%

Top Quarter : 48.0%

Top Half : 88.0%

Bottom Half : 12.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 21.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 22.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 15.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 14.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 2.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 5.0%

600 - 699 : 41.0%

500 - 599 : 37.0%

400 - 499 : 13.0%

300 - 399 : 2.0%

200 - 299 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 9.0%

600 - 699 : 42.0%

500 - 599 : 34.0%

400 - 499 : 15.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 6.0%

24 - 29 : 42.0%

18 - 23 : 50.0%

12 - 17 : 2.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 5.0%

24 - 29 : 46.0%

18 - 23 : 38.0%

12 - 17 : 11.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 10.0%

24 - 29 : 31.0%

18 - 23 : 47.0%

12 - 17 : 11.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Credit is granted for all scores of 3 or above.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

3

4

Social Studies

3

4

Foreign Language

0

0

Academic Electives

4

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 3.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 98.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

540 - 660

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

510 - 650

ACT Composite

21 - 26


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

Art History

3

3

--

All

Biology

3

3

--

All

4

4

--

All

Calculus AB

3

4

Mathematics 111

All

4

4

Mathematics 114

All

Calculus BC

3

4

Mathematics 111

All

4

8*

Mathematics 114 & 215

All

Chemistry

3

3

Chemistry 100

All

4

5

Chemistry 105 & 106

All

5

6

Chemistry 115

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

16

Chinese 101, 102, 201, 202

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

Computer Science A

3

4

Computer Science 145

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

Computer Science 163

All

Drawing

3

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

--

All

4

5

Writing 116

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

--

All

4

5

Writing 116

All

Environmental Science

3

3

Biology 180

All

European History

3

3

--

All

4

6

History 102 & LE-K3 (Humanities)

All

French Language and Culture

3

8

French 101 & 102

All

4

12

French 101, 102 & 201

All

5

16

French 101, 102, 201 & French lower division elective

All

German Language and Culture

3

8

German 101 & 102

All

4

12

German 101, 102 & 201

All

5

16

German 101, 102, 201 & German elective

All

Human Geography

3

3

Geography 111

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

16

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

16

Japanese 101, 102, 201, 202

All

Latin

3

8

Latin 101, 102

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

--

All

4

3

Economics 104

All

Microeconomics

3

3

--

All

4

3

Economics 103

All

Music Theory

3

3

--

All

Physics 1

3

5

Physics 211

All

Physics 2

3

4

Physics 212

All

Physics B

3

3

--

All

4

5*

Physics 231

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

3

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

3

--

All

4

5*

Physics 231

All

Psychology

3

3

Psychology 100

All

Research

3

3

--

All

Seminar

3

3

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

8

Spanish 101, 102

All

4

12

Spanish 101, 102, 201

All

5

16

Spanish 101, 102, 201, 202

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

8

Spanish 101, 102

All

4

12

Spanish 101, 102, 201

All

5

16

Spanish 101, 102, 201, 202

All

Statistics

3

4

Mathematics 246

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

4

3

Political Science 110

All

United States History

3

3

--

All

4

3

HIST 115

All

5

6

History 114, 115

All

World History: Modern

3

3

--

All

4

3

History 125

All

5

6

History 125 & 3 credits of electives

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

55

3

Chemistry

60

5

French I

50

8

French II

62

16

German I

50

8

German II

63

16

Humanities

50

6

Information Systems and Computer Applications

56

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

59

3

Natural Science

50

6

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

6

Spanish I

50

8

Spanish II

66

16

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 36.0%

% of loans / jobs : 64.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 98.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 75.0%

% Judged to have need : 67.0%

% that were offered aid : 66.0%

% that had need fully met : 21.0%

% of need met : 81.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $9,101.00

Avg non need-based aid : $2,197.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $6,506.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,145.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $27,129.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Nicole Andrews

Financial aid office phone : (715) 836-3000

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $307.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $652.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars: $2,250; selected H.S. valedictorians; renewable; selected by high school. Diversity Scholar: up to $6,000 a year for 4 years; 4 awards; 25 ACT score; be in top of 25% of class or must have 3.5 GPA. Diversity Achievement: up to $2000; 15 awards; 25 ACT score; be in top of 25% of class or must have 3.5 GPA. Blugold Fellowship: $1,500 scholarship and $1,200 research stipend; renewable; 20 awards; 25 ACT score; be in top of 25% of class or must have 3.5 GPA. Freshman Honor Scholarship: invited to the University Honors Program; $1,000; approximately 190 awards 25 ACT score; be in top of 25% of class or must have 3.5 GPA. Out of-state student scholarship: Not including MN Residence; $2,000; awards vary.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Minority Status

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$8,870.00

$8,870.00

$8,870.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$17,146.00

$17,146.00

$17,146.00

Room and board:

$8,475.00

$8,478.00

$2,470.00

Books and supplies:

$400.00

$400.00

$400.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,286.00

$2,286.00

$1,550.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,080.00

$1,080.00

$1,080.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$21,111.00

$21,114.00

$14,370.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$29,387.00

$29,390.00

$22,646.00

Important cost information from the school: Minnesota reciprocity tuition: $306.72 per credit hour; $140 annually for textbook rental (included in required fees)

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 72

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 809

Transfers admitted percentage: 89.0%

Transfers admitted: 726

Transfers enrolled percentage: 57.0%

Transfers enrolled: 463

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Re-entry advisor

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $17,146.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $8,475.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $8,478.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $652.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $625,740.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 148

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 75

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser