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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 936 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 11 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

59% Women
41% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Wisconsin Intercollegiate Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $45,111)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $38,486)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Basketball 17 18 - Yes
Football 99 - - Yes
Golf 12 9 - -
Gymnastics - 19 - -
Ice Hockey 28 21 Yes Yes
Soccer - 30 Yes Yes
Softball - 20 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 25 32 - -
Tennis 15 11 - Yes
Track and Field, Indoor 59 65 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 59 61 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 24 34 - -
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Wrestling 25 - - -
Badminton - - - Yes
Baseball - - Yes -
Bowling - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 0.6%
Hispanic 1.2%
Non-resident alien 1.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.8%
Two or more races 0.5%
White/non-Hispanic 90.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 160
Liquor Law Violation 133
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 4

Notable Alumni

  • John Menard Jr., founder of Menards home improvement store
  • Justin Vernon, lead singer and founder of Bon Iver
  • Robert McFadden, Pulitzer Prize,winning journalist
  • Ann Devroy, former Whitehouse Correspondent for the Washington Post
  • Ben Seidman, Nationally known magician
  • Michael Perry, New York Times bestselling author
  • Zach Halmstad, Founder & CEO of JAMF Software, an international apple software management company
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Stephanie from Verona, WI
  • 4
  • The dorm life is great! My Resident Advisor was so lovely and as a wing we did all sorts of fun activities together. Also, living in the dorms allowed me…

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  • Brandon from Eau Claire, WI
  • 4
  • Living in the dorms at UW-Eau Claire has been an excellent experience. My wing is filled with wonderful individuals who have turned into my best friends, and it has…

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  • Marie from Minnesota
  • 4
  • i've been pleased with the dorm life. i live in towers north and it's a nice place to be, it's quite busy and loud on weekends however. maybe you will…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Hannah from Chippewa Falls, WI
  • I am a current student here

    They don't offer that much variety when it comes to breakfast. Hot breakfast also doesn't begin until 10 am on weekends. They have a decent assortment of healthy options including vegan and such. The lower campus meals taste amazing but aren't healthy and the upper campus are pretty good.

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  • 4
  • Brandon from Eau Claire, WI
  • I am a current student here

    Dining at Eau Claire has been much better than I expected. With the meal plan I have right now, I have unlimited access to the all-you-can-eat restaurant on upper campus, seven days a week.

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  • 3
  • Summer from Oak Creek, WI
  • I am a current student here

    The food becomes quite tiring after the first few weeks. There is a wide variety of options in the two buildings, changing on a daily on upper campus. The food is quite pricy if you are not on the meal plan and depending on the day the wait time can be a tad long, so just be sure that you get there early!

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  • 4
  • Kate from Madison, WI
  • I am a current student here

    Davies has a lot of options- both healthy and not (because we all need some junk food every once in awhile). So happy we have Sushi on campus!

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  • 5
  • Amanda from Red Wing, MN
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I can't say too much about the food and dining because I've only eaten on campus twice but they seem to have a nice selection.

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  • 3
  • Jacqueline from Spring Valley, MN
  • I am a current student here

    Once again, I never actually lived on campus so I am not sure what the dining halls were like. However I have eaten at Davies (the main student building) and it actually has some pretty good food there. A wide variety for entrees and many options for little snacks or grab and go lunches.

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  • 3
  • Brittany
  • I am a current student here

    The food at the cafeteria is pretty decent I think. It's my favorite spot to eat, they give you plenty of choices. The food court like area in the student center always has people in it and also offers you a decent amount of choices.

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  • 4
  • Jessie from Fountain City, WI
  • I am a current student here

    Much to choose from and very good, sometimes it could be better, but I'm not complaining because it is way better than high school food.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Summer from Oak Creek, WI
  • I am a current student here

    I LOVE GREEK LIFE HERE! I am an incoming and was just selected to be in one of the three sororities on campus and everyone is super lovely and kind! Definitely go out for the greeks!

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  • 0
  • Kate from Madison, WI
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is amazing on campus. The fraternities and sororities hold high values of philanthropy and academics as well as maintaining positive connections with both the school and community. One of the best choices I made at this college was to join a sorority!

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  • 0
  • Brittany
  • I am a current student here

    I don't know much about Greek life on campus. There are a few fraternities and sororities but nothing like it would be at a bigger school.

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  • 0
  • Kelly from Ladysmith, WI
  • I am a current student here

    Have seen some Greeks live in downtown Eau Claire but haven't heard any bad things about them. The expected crazy Greeks from movies and television have not to be discovered on this campus. Greeks are very serious about their organizations.

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  • 0
  • Lucas from SUPERIOR, WI
  • I am a current student here

    There are Greek houses or groups or whatever you call them available but I'm not a very good judge considering I haven't and don't plan on joining any of them.

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