UW-Marathon County

Check out the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County (uwmc.uwc.edu) and you'll find a lively, urban campus located in Wausau, which is in central Wisconsin, 150 miles north of Madison.

Student Body

UWMC is the right size for your best start. Nearly 1,400 students are enrolled on our campus. We have a diverse student body, which includes returning adult students, students of color and students with disabilities.

Our classes are small, so you get one-on-one attention. They're taught by experienced, caring faculty, who want you to succeed. Our Foundation annually awards over $140,000 in scholarships to incoming, current and transfer students.



Academic Excellence

Ready for a challenge? UWMC is highly respected for our academic program. Our alumni act on Broadway, teach at colleges, run international businesses, work as artists, own veterinary clinics and perform surgery.

At UWMC we offer honors classes, internships, study abroad programs and a special program for adult students. You can also earn your Associate degree here and can complete a UW Bachelor's degree in engineering, business administration and American studies on campus. And Guaranteed Transfer ensures you a place at the four-year UW campus of your choice, including UW-Madison. 

Academic and Other Support

If you need extra help to succeed academically, our dedicated faculty, staff and peer tutors assist at no cost. You'll also get career counseling, basic skills classes, academic advising, financial aid advice and transfer assistance.

Campus Life

UWMC is an active campus. Student activities include theater productions, lectures, fine arts events, intercollegiate and intramural sports, concert and jazz band and choirs, ambassador program, student government, activities programming board, student newspaper and a large variety of clubs and special-interest organizations.

The UWMC Campus

UWMC is the only UW Colleges campus with a traditional residence hall housing 160 students. Our newest building, the UW Center for Civic Engagement, opened in late 2010 and includes a 366-seat theater used for campus and community productions, for various events and discussions on current topics. Other campus buildings include a planetarium, greenhouse, fitness center, pool and art studios.