Top 10 Reasons

We could list so many more

Every student has different needs and expectations that impact their choice of a college, but we still think that these 10 reasons are some of the things that make UW-Eau Claire – Barron County a top contender for so many students.

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1. Study at a beautiful, modern campus

UW-Eau Claire – Barron County recently underwent a multi-million-dollar restoration project, which means students have the opportunity to work and learn in modern, high-quality facilities. Outside of classes, students can enjoy a wildlife habitat, three-hole golf course, a Japanese garden and all sorts of amenities right on campus.

2. Make international connections

For over 25 years, students from all over the world have come to UW-Eau Claire – Barron County to learn and grow. Students have the opportunity to make lasting friendships and connections with their peers from across the globe.

3. Work hand-n-hand with your professors and conduct research within a small class setting

UW-Eau Claire – Barron County is proud of our intimate setting. We allow students to work closely with professors to conduct research that can be applicable to real life and be used to enhance your educational experience.

4.  Convenient and affordable campus housing 

Experience all college has to offer by living at Glenwood Commons with your fellow students. Form lifelong friendships, get involved in weekly activities and live just steps away from the UW-Eau Claire –Barron County campus in these modern suites and apartments. See housing options.

5. Personal attention from faculty and staff

With around 600 students on campus, faculty and advisors at UW-Barron County are able to give the very best instruction, guidance and mentorship to each and every student. The tight-knit campus community means each student gets the attention they deserve.

6.  The amazing Northwoods community

UW-Eau Claire – Barron County is located in the thriving community of Rice Lake, where students can experience the great outdoors in a variety of ways. The Blue Hills recreation area is especially great for hiking, fishing, snowmobiling and more.

7. Perform in a play or campus/community band

Students are encouraged to show off their talents on stage in one of the campus theatre productions or as a member of one of the many campus music ensembles. Both are a great way for students to learn, grow and get involved in the greater UW-Eau Claire – Barron County community.

8. Write for the student magazine publication

Each year, students, staff and community members contribute writing, art, photographs and more to the Red Cedar literary magazine. It’s an opportunity for students to share their talents and see some of the amazing work done by their peers.

9. Join one of many student clubs

UW-Eau Claire – Barron County offers club sports that are both instructional and competitive, and offer a great way to socialize and meet new friends. See all of our student organizations. 

10. Play sports in college

Students at UW-Eau Claire – Barron County don't have to leave the sports they love behind when they finish high school. They have the opportunity to play a college sport as part of the Chargers athletic teams.

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