Not really a big party school. Aside from that & minimal parking UWEC is a great school located in a fun & exciting yet still small town area. The reason I came to this school is because Eau Claire is such a great place! Plenty of scenic views, especially in the spring and fall. Extremely liberal, accepting, happy community. Lots of opportunity for employment, clubs, ensembles, and sports involvement. The hill sucks to walk up, but you get used to it. Very affordable place. City is very relaxed but can party!