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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Ranked?

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2022 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 1,326 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is social work.

Overall Quality

UW - Eau Claire landed the #270 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UW - Eau Claire held the #576 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UW - Eau Claire also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in Wisconsin ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UW - Eau Claire?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 84%, 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 97% 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

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, this rate is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

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 75%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  75 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire has a freshmen retention rate of 82%. 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  82 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At UW - Eau Claire this rate is 37%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  37 out of 100
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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of UW - Eau Claire is $16,020. 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 +
$11,528 $11,828 $14,887 $18,196 $19,307

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 57% of students took out student loans averaging $7,231 a year. That adds up to $28,924 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW - Eau Claire is 6.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UW - Eau Claire Graduates Make?

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 $46,200 in their early years. This is good news for future UW - Eau Claire graduates since it is 16% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is a public institution located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. 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
Website: www.uwec.edu/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UWEauClaire

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 51 majors graduated from University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. Of these students, 2,321 received undergraduate degrees and 165 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 182 $45,965
Nursing 149 $62,198
General Psychology 135 $30,047
Marketing 134 $46,519
General Biology 119 $28,870
Health & Physical Education 117 $33,192
Finance & Financial Management 101 $51,722
Special Education 84 $40,985
Accounting 82 $54,790
Communication Sciences 81 $25,967

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

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 2019-2020, 9,032 students took at least one online class at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. This is an increase from the 3,133 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 9,032 991
2018-2019 3,133 652
2017-2018 3,247 1,005
2016-2017 2,566 691
2015-2016 3,053 660

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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