University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

http://www.uwec.edu
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
(715) 836-5415
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a public school in the University of Wisconsin System that awards undergraduate and graduate degrees. It was founded in 1916 and currently serves more than 11,000 students. The university is ranked 31st among the top universities in the region by the U.S. News & World Report. According to the publication, in recent years the Eau Claire campus has had more students receive Fulbright grants than most master’s-level schools in the country. Notable alumni include writer Debra Monroe, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Robert D. McFadden, and Justin Vernon, leader singer and founder of Bon Iver.

Programs Offered

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire awards bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and graduate certificates. Programs are offered through its Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and Nursing and Health Sciences, as well as Graduate Studies in business, education, arts and sciences, and health-related fields. Students will find a number of courses and programs offered online each semester. Online undergraduate degrees are awareded in nursing and professional studies in organizational leadership and communication. As for graduate studies, the school offers a master’s in business administration and certificates in special education and pupil services and a school library media specialist. Additionally, more than 300 non-credit online programs are available through a partnership between University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education and Education To Go.

Accreditation

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has been regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1950.

Admissions

Admission guidelines vary for undergraduate and graduate students. New freshman must have a high school diploma or equivalent and successfully complete minimum required courses to apply. In addition to their high school curriculum, academic factors include high school class rank, high school grade point average (GPA), trends in grades, and test scores. Applicants must submit an application, $44 application fee, official high school transcript, and ACT or SAT scores. Recommendation letters are not required. Graduate applicants must submit an application, $56 application fee, relevant test scores, such as the GRE or GMAT, and official undergraduate transcripts.

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