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Location:Eau Claire
On Campus:39%
  • Fall 09-06-12-22
  • Spring 01-23-05-19

Tuition & Payments
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
0%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
2%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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Known as Wisconsin's most beautiful campus, UW-Eau Claire spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire. Western Wisconsin's largest city, Eau Claire is located 90 miles east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Named for its clear water, the city has a population of over 66,000, yet is consistently ranked as one of the safest in the country. The Eau Claire area has numerous lakes, parks, bike trails and wooded areas where students enjoy seasonal sports, camping, and other recreation activities. The renowned Chippewa River footbridge connects the main campus to other academic bulidings and numerous shops.
As the UW System's Center of Excellence for faculty and undergraduate research, professors work closely with students inside and outside the classroom, conducting research, participating in national conferences and publishing scholarly articles. UW-Eau Claire is ranked among the top public regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

Campus Location - Eau Claire is located 90 miles east of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Closed Programs
Education, Kinesiology, Nursing, Special Education

Access to many courses is competitive and cannot be guaranteed. Some music courses require an audition and/or theory placement exam.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Biology/Life Science
  • Psychology
  • Business Administration
  • English
  • Languages

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: American Indian Studies

Area Studies: Latin American Studies, Native American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Molecular Biology

Business: Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Geology

Economics: Economics

Engineering: Software Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Linguistics, Literature, Technical Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Health Sciences

Foreign Language: French, German

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Health and Safety Sciences: Environmental Health

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Music, Music Performance, Music Therapy, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Applied Physics, Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Quick Links Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 525 paper, 197 computer or N/A Internet
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan B: 18 ($262.43 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/20/2016.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $75 Year Plan B Mandatory
Health Insurance: $491 Semester Plan B Optional
Parking Fee: $197 Year Plan B Optional
Textbook Fee: $90 Semester Plan B Mandatory

Important Notes: Many of the textbooks required for courses can be rented from the bookstore.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1579 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 6/20/2016.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $4,125 (includes meals)
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 20
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 15
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $550
  • Proximity to campus: Within 1 mile
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1700.00 per semester for 21 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
•Unlimited access to Riverview Café in the Hilltop Center •$100 in meal plan dollars to use at any campus dining location •One to-go meal per day from Riverview Café (Monday–Friday only)

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.