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Why UW-Eau Claire – Barron County?

UW-Eau Claire – Barron County

Launching a bright future together

On July 1, 2018, the University of Wisconsin – Barron County officially became a branch campus of UW-Eau Claire. The Barron County campus also officially assumed a new name, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire – Barron County, as it aligned with UW-Eau Claire as part of a UW System-wide restructuring of all the former UW Colleges.

What this means for current and future students at UW-Eau Claire – Barron County is a continuation of everything great about our campus AND the benefits of new and growing connections to the UW-Eau Claire campus faculty, services and facilities.

But some things will not change. . .

This campus will remain committed to providing a quality liberal arts general education that is accessible, affordable and prepares students from all walks of life for academic success, lifelong learning, leadership, service and responsible citizenship.

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UW-Eau Claire – Barron County

Located in the community of Rice Lake, UW-Eau Claire – Barron County offers foundational courses that support more than 200 careers. When you pursue your degree at UW-Eau Claire – Barron County, you can expect to be a part of a family.

Why we might be just right for you


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I was surprised by how quickly the administrative staff got to know me – it felt like I mattered and that my goals were important. The genuine care that faculty and staff show students is invaluable and makes the UW-Eau Claire – Barron County experience special.

Chrystalina Peterson, history education student

Is UW-Eau Claire – Barron County for you?

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UW-Eau Claire – Barron County: Launching a bright future

July 1 marks the first day of the union of UW-Barron County and UW-Eau Claire, and Chancellor James Schmidt shares his excitement about the bold new future for UW-Eau Claire – Barron County.

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Campus Life

Take a look at some key aspects of student life at UW-Eau Claire – Barron County. From campus housing to recreation and the arts, we have a vibrant campus life experience waiting for you here.

Life as a student
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Tuition + Fees

UW-Eau Claire – Barron County is both a practical and affordable option for college. Whether you start here and finish a bachelor's elsewhere, or you intend to seek an associates, affordability is a key factor for many. See our tuition and fees.

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