The University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
was founded in 1916. It offers
bachelor's and master's degrees.Located in the United States in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the University sits along the banks of
the Chippewa River and on the
edge of the Chippewa Valley. Consisting of 28 major buildings spanning 333 acres (1.3 km²), the University's 2004 enrollment was 10,636.The school is generally referred to by students and faculty as UW-Eau Claire, or by its initials (UWEC
).U.S. News & World Report consistently
ranks UW-Eau Claire among the very best regional public universities in the Midwest (3rd in 2004).The University is affiliated with the NCAA's division III sports program. The mascot is
the "Eau Claire Blugold", a name coined to reflect the school colors (navy blue and old gold).