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With our roots in the heart of the state, Wisconsin's right-sized public university launches students on meaningful life journeys through transformational learning in the arts and sciences. Our open-minded, close-knit community, both on and off campus, inspires students to experience the world unfolding in new ways.

Come see for yourself at the place Newsweek calls one of the nation's Most Interesting Universities!

For more information or to arrange a visit and tour, contact the Admissions Office at 715-346-2441 or admiss@uwsp.edu​

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
2100 Main St., Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897
www.uwsp.edu


Campus Description

  • Founded 1894
  • 14 major academic and administrative buildings
  • 14 residence halls with Living-Learning communities and 3 student centers
  • The 406-acre campus with 35 buildings, includes a 280-acre nature preserve and 25-acre lake
  • Three off-site field stations - Central Wisconsin Environmental Station at Amherst Junction, Treehaven near Tomahawk and the Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility at Bayfield
  • Located midway between Milwaukee and Minneapolis at intersection of Interstate 39/Highway 51 and U.S. Highway 10
  • University Mascot:
      Stevie Pointer
 
University Colors:
       Purple and Gold

 University Identifiers:

 

Academic Programs

  • More than 100 undergraduate program choices within 58 majors  in four colleges: College of Fine Arts and Communication, College of Letters and Sciences, College of Natural Resources and the College of Professional Studies
  • 13 graduate programs including a doctorate in audiology, master's in data science and cooperative programs with UW-Madison and UW-Superior
  • Collaborative Degree Program with UW Colleges in Fond du Lac, Fox Valley, Marathon County, Marshfield/Wood County and Marinette
  • UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education: new online degree program in Health and Wellness Management, and many credit and noncredit offerings

Students

  • Enrollment: Total 9,231
    • men 48 percent
    • women 52 percent
  • Average first-year student ACT score, 23
  • Student/faculty ratio is 21:1
  • 75% of all undergraduate lecture classes have fewer than 30 students
  • 2,234 bachelor's degrees and 106 master's degrees awarded in 2014-15
  • 46 percent new first-year students are first generation students
  • 18 percent from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds
  • 3,600 living in the residence halls

Staff

  • 433 instructional staff (faculty, instructors and graduate students)
  • 296 administrative and professional staff
  • 363 university support staff
  • 75 percent of undergraduate courses are taught by regular faculty

Costs

    (Undergraduate, per semester, 2015-2016 academic year)
  • Tuition & fees:
    $3,837 resident
    $4,205 Minnesota nonresident
    $7,970 nonresident
  • Residence hall:
    $2,049 double occupancy
  • Board:
    $1,594 max 

Financial Aid/Employment

  • 7,701 students received some form of financial aid in 2015-16
  • 77 percent of UW-Stevens Point students received some form of aid in 2015-16
  • $79,024,750 (total dollars spent in all categories) was given in financial aid during the 2014-2015 school year
  • 33 percent of undergraduates are Pell Grant recipients in 2015-16
  • 2,937 students work in campus jobs in 2015-16

Foundations

  • UWSP Foundation
    • Distributed $814,608 in scholarships in 2013
    • $23.7 million endowment and total assets of $29.4 million as of December 31, 2014
  • Paper Science Foundation
    • ​Distributed $75,000 in scholarships and Paper Science and Engineering Department support in 2014
    • $2.7 million endowment as of 6/30/14
    • Helped acheive 100% placement for 2014 graduates        
  • American Suzuki Foundation
    • $390,320 endowment as of 11/1/13
​Post Graduation
  • ​Overall 91 percent placement of 2014 graduates (jobs and continued higher education)
  • 14 percent of graduates pursue further schooling

Athletics

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III
  • Host of Division III NCAA women's basketball championship in March, 2014
  • 9 men's varsity sports; 11 women's varsity sports
  • 22 "club" sports and dozens of intramural offerings
  • 31st out of 441 NCAA schools, Learfield Sports Director's Cup
  • Conference Affiliation: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC)
  • 11 NCAA Division III National Team Titles
  • 44 NCAA Division III Individual Titles 
  • 15 straight top 25 finishes in the Directors’ Cup

Student Activities

  • 213 student organizations
    • ​64 academic/career related clubs
    • 31 sports clubs
    • 8 social/Greek organizations
  • 1 in 3 students work on campus
  • 5,514 volunteer hours put in by more than 1,500 students in 2014-15
  • 120 Centertainment events such as concerts, speakers, movies and special activities, attended by 19,102 students in 2014-15
  • 25 intramural activities per six-week session in 2014-15, with more than 9,000 participants

International Programs

  • 21 percent of our bachelor's degree recipients have studied abroad, a higher percentage than at other UW regional universities
  • Semester abroad opportunities include: Australia (Melbourne), England (London and Liverpool), France (Caen), Germany (Marburg), Hungary (Szeged), Ireland (Limerick), New Zealand (Christchurch), Poland (Krakow) and Spain (Valladolid) with new programs being added in India, Africa and South America
  • Summer and winterim programs include: Australia, Austria, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, England, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nambia, Poland
  • Internships in London
  • Many international service learning opportunities
  • Student teaching abroad opportunities during the fall and spring terms
  • Member of the National Student Exchange, giving students the opportunity to study full-time at universities throughout the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
​Economic Impact

According to a June 2015 study by NorthStar Consulting, Madison.

  • $420.2 million in total economic impact annually
  • $21.2 million in state and local tax revenue generated annually
  • For every $1 of state tax investment in UW-Stevens Point, there is $11 in economic activity in the state.


(Compiled by UW-Stevens Point Institutional Research and Effectiveness Office, updated March 2016)​​​​​​​​​​​​

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