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UW-Stevens Point at a Glance

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point ranks among the best colleges in the nation when it comes to a quality education and job placement. Learn more 

Establishe​d:
  • ​​1894, as a Teacher's College​ 

Enrollment:​ 

  • ​9643 students
  • 48% male, 52% female
  • Average class size: 28 

Faculty and Staff: 

  • Student-to-faculty ratio of 22:1
  • Over 400 faculty/te​aching academic staff
  • Highest percentage of undergraduate courses taught by regular faculty in the UW System 

Academics: 

  • Over 120 undergraduate program choices within 48 undergraduate majors and 78 minors
  • Consistently named one of the top Public Midwestern Universities in U.S. News and World Report's College Rankings
  • The only Wisconsin school named to the Princeton Review Green College Honor Roll 2014.
  • Half of all incoming freshmen rank in the upper 25% of their high school class
  • Average freshman ACT score: 23; average high school GPA: 3.4
  • Exceptional overall placement into careers or graduate and professional schools
  • 82% freshman to sophomore retention 

Graduates:

  • 87 percent of our alumni report beginning fulfilling careers or working toward an advance degrees within a year of graduation. Learn more!
  • According to the National Science Foundation, UWSP graduates completed more research doctorates in the last 10 years than any of the other UW regional universities.
  • And...more UWSP graduates completed research doctorates in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields in the last 10 years than all other UW schools, with the exception of UW-Madison.  UWSP excels as a doctoral preparatory institution. 

Study Abroad: 

  • Study abroad programs offered by UWSP International Programs in more than 20 locations around the globe including France, Ireland, China, Australia, Britain, Mexico, Germany, New Zealand and Spain
  • 23% of graduating seniors have participated in a study abroad program - some even more than once. 

Campus Activities: 

Athletic Program: 

  • NCAA Division III; Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC); Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA)
  • Mascot: "Pointers" (it's a dog!)
  • Men's Sports: (9) Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Ice Hockey, Swimming & Diving, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Wrestling
  • Women's Sports: (11) Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball
  • Entire program ranked 9th last year among all 441 NCAA Division III schools 

UWSP Facilities: 

  • Main campus: 400 acres and 35 buildings
  • 13 residence halls, housing about 3,500 students
  • Health Enhancement Center: home to 54,000 sq. ft. Multi-Activity Center (with climbing wall, track, and tennis courts), the Aquatic Center, 2 full-size gymnasiums, and the Strength & Fitness Center
  • Noel Fine Arts Center: contains Michelsen Concert Hall, Jenkins Theatre, the Carlsten Art Gallery and brand new state-of-the-art practice and performance facilities, including art, music and dance studios, a recording studio and a black box theatre
  • 275-acre Schmeeckle Nature Reserve great for fishing, walking, biking, jogging, boating and wildlife watching
  • Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES) and Treehaven - two teaching, learning and recreational environmental centers; CWES is located on Sunset Lake 17 miles east of Stevens Point; Treehaven is situated on a glacial ridge 80 miles north of Stevens Point
  • Newly renovated University Center 

City of Stevens Point: 

  • Location: central Wisconsin, midway between Milwaukee and Minneapolis; on the Wisconsin River
  • Population: 25,000 people in the city, with an area population of 62,000
  • Attractions: outstanding recreational areas including parks, lakes, streams; the 24-mile Green Circle Trail for biking, hiking, and jogging; numerous cultural festivals, live music/entertainment venues, restaurants, coffee shops, and shopping locations
  • Ranked as one of the "Top 100 Places to Live" by relocate-america
  • City transit/bus system free for students with UWSP ID card