Academics

Location
Eau Claire, WI
Undergrads
9,669
Tuition (in-state)
$16,790 ($8,710)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Very difficult but prepares you well!

4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics offered here cover a wide variety of areas. If you are interested in Nursing, Geology, Fine-Arts, or Teaching, then COME HERE.

3 College Freshman

Academics: From my limited experience, the professors seem to be a hit or a miss. The curriculums vary, but get you where you needs to go. The registration process can be confusing at first, but you get used to it. The workload is only hard if you take hard classes. And there are a ton of opportunities to be tutored in any subject you need.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Psych club and the professors have helped a lot!

4 College Freshman

Academics: Everyone in your major wants you to succeed

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 370th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 847th
    Best Course Variety
  • 974th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 1071st
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 1099th
    Most Manageable Workloads

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Emily Albrent
Hometown
Eau Claire, WI
Major
Journalism
Grad Year
2014
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The University has a very good reputation regarding the quality of education the students receive, but some would say that quality has dwindled over the past few years. There are a lot of professors here who have no idea what they are doing or who make their classes way too hard. Of course, there are always going to be the good and bad professors, so you will just have to do the best with what you get. Some majors are stronger than others, but no matter where you go, there will always be those professors that no one likes.

Many of the professors do know what they are talking about, and are very intelligent. Many try to make connections with their students. Good relationships are usually formed between the student and the professor. You are not just a number here like some other larger schools. Professors know your name and enjoy talking with you. The workload all depends on what classes you take, and the professors you have. Sometimes professors will treat their three-credit class like a five-credit class and require you to do a lot of work. Others are very easy and do not even bother with having you read the textbook. Talking with your adviser will clear many problems up and will set you on the right track to graduate.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
21:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
453
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
108
Total FT Faculty
454
Faculty with Terminal Degree
78%
Average Faculty Salary
$59,476
Full-Time Retention Rate
83%
Part-Time Retention Rate
44%
Graduation Rate
66%
Programs/Majors Offered
55
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 28%
  • 20 to 49 students: 60%
  • 50 or more students: 12%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education & Human Services
  • College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 4%
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science: 2%
  • Psychology: 3%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 4%
Graduation Requirements
  • Cultural diversity
  • English (including composition)
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Service learning
  • Social science
  • Wellness theory
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Collaborative programs in Early Childhood Education
  • Cooperative education program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Student-designed major
Online Courses
Online course subjects vary each semester. Usually, a lecture is based off of notes that a professor posts online to what is called D2L, which means Desire to Learn. This is an online resource where many teachers conduct their online classes, and even when it isn't an online class, teachers will post assignments, lecture notes, and all kinds of stuff on it for the students' disposal. Many times with online classes, students will do online discussions with each other, and sometimes with professor themselves. Some get to know their professors outside of the online class; others never see the faces of anyone. It all really depends on the class and how involved you are in it.
Best Places to Study
  • Hibbard hallways
  • Library, floors three through five
  • Quiet study areas in dorms
Tips to Succeed
  • Ask questions.
  • Get involved right away.
  • Go on ratemyprofessor.com to see what other students think about professors here at UWEC.
  • Manage time well, and make time to study.
Did You Know?
You can take your gym class online.

Student Polls

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  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

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  • General knowledge
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  • Interest in students
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