Why choose UW-Barron County?

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On top of all the great reasons to attend UW Colleges, each of the campuses stand out in their own way. Here are just a few reasons why UW-Barron County could be the U for You!

1) Study at a beautiful, modern campus

UW-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-Barron County to learn and grow. Students have the opportunity to make lasting friendships and connections with their peers from across the globe.

3) Find a passion for engineering, compete in the National Rube Golberg Championship

UW-Barron County's Future Engineers club gives students a chance to gain experience in a high demand, lucrative career field. Students in the club gain hands on experience, take on leadership roles and compete in national engineering competitionsevery year.

4) Live in student 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-Barron County campus in these modern suites and apartments.

5) Receive focused 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) Take advantage of all Rice Lake has to offer

UW-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 areais especially great for hiking, fishing, snowmobiling and more.

7) Perform in a play or as a member of a 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-Barron County community.

8) Contribute to the Red Cedar student 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) Learn curling, or join any one of UW-Barron County’s many student orgs

UW-Barron County is the only UW Colleges campus that offers a club for students to learn the sport of curling. Students who aren’t interested in curling have the opportunity to be a part of more than 20 other organizations which cover a wide variety of interests.

10) Play a college sport

Students at UW-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 UW-Barron County Chargers athletic teams.