Founded in 1916, UW-Eau Claire continues to build its national reputation based on the achievements of its students and faculty. As one of the Midwest’s top public universities, UW-Eau Claire provides students with small classes led by talented professors, cutting-edge programs, hands-on research and life-enhancing study abroad opportunities. The campus spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire, western Wisconsin’s educational, medical, entertainment, shopping and cultural center. The city has a population of around 65,000 and is located 145 kilometers east of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
RankingsEau Claire is consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in the United States. U.S.News & World Report magazine’s Best Colleges guide has ranked UW-Eau Claire among the top five public regional universities in the Midwest for more than a decade. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and The Princeton Review also have called UW-Eau Claire one of the best values in American public higher education. UW-Eau Claire provides specialized services to international students. 95% of our international students receive some kind of scholarship.
Intensive English ProgramUW-Eau Claire offers an Intensive English Program for students wishing to improve their English skills. UW-Eau Claire also offers Conditional Admission to students wishing to complete their degree at the university, but who need to improve their English proficiency. Three terms are offered throughout the year, fall and spring semester are each 16 weeks long. The fall program runs from late-August to late-December. The spring program runs from mid-January to mid-May. A 6 week summer term is also offered from late-June to early-August.
Host Friend ProgramThe Host Friend Program assists students with their initial adjustments to UW-Eau Claire and U.S. culture, introducing new students to the community and contributing to their success. For more information about the Host Friend Program, visit >http://www.uwec.edu/CIE/divisions/friend/.
- Student legally permitted to work / earn money during course
- Further academic studies available on campus
- Sauna / Wellness
- Art / Painting
- Art history
- Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
- Historical sightseeing
- On campus events
- University student social events
- Rock climbing
- Culture Shock presentation
- Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)