UW-Marathon County

UW-Marathon County Center for Civic Engagement

Check out the University of Wisconsin-Marathon Countyand you'll find a lively, urban campus located in Wausau, 150 miles north of Madison.

Student Body

UW-Marathon County is the right size for your best start. More than 800 students are enrolled on our campus. We have a diverse student body, which includes returning adults, students with disabilities and a growing international student population.

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? UW-Marathon County 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 UW-Marathon County we offer honors classes and internships at local companies and nonprofit organizations. In addition to earning your associate’s degree here, you can complete a UW bachelor's degree in liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business administration and humans services leadership or Physician Assistant master's degree on campus. The Guaranteed Transfer Program 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

UW-Marathon County is an active campus. Student activities include theater productions, fine arts events, intercollegiate and intramural sports, jazz band and choir concerts, the ambassador program, student government, the student newspaper and more.

The Campus

UW-Marathon County has a residence hall which is home to 160 students. The UW Center for Civic Engagement opened in late 2010 and includes a 366-seat theater used for campus and community productions, and for various events and discussions on current topics. Other campus buildings include a planetarium, greenhouse, fitness center, pool and art studios.