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Academics

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The classes and professors are AWESOME!

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Most of the profs I had were excellent but some were quite bad. I'd say there is a decent work load and the library is great for studying

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Athletic Training gets to work one on one with the student athletes and has stations off campus at local high schools and colleges. The program at Eau Claire is very good at preparing its students to take their board exams senior year

4 College Senior

Academics: Its is simply a top-notch Liberal Arts College.

4 College Senior

Academics: It is a broad-based education. It affords opportunity to be exposed to exciting varieties of knowledge. as part of our learning we engage in community service. subject matter presents local immersion experiences within the United States to solidify learning of language,peoples, politics, science and psychology.Research opportunities include chances to study some aspects of your subject in other countries. My eye is on Africa!

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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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 43 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 43 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 9 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 9 responses

  • 60% Justin Vernon - lead singer of Bon Iver
  • 20% John Menard Jr. - founder, Menards home improvement store
  • 13% Robert McFadden - journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • 7% Kato Kaelin - witness in the O.J. Simpson trial

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 8 responses

  • 12% This was my dream school.
  • 88% This was one of my top choices.
  • 0% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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