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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
  • 13 residence halls 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 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 9,348
    • men 47 percent
    • women 53 percent
  • Average class rank 67th percentile
  • Average first-year student ACT score, 23
  • First-year student retention rate, 77 percent
  • Student/faculty ratio is 20:1
  • Average class size is 24
  • 1,940 degrees awarded in 2013-14
  • 47 percent new first-year students are first generation students

Staff

  • 487 instructional staff (faculty, instructors and graduate students)
  • 304 administrative and professional staff
  • 377 classified support staff
  • 75 percent of undergraduate courses are taught by regular faculty

Costs

    (Undergraduate, per semester, 2014-2015 academic year)
  • Tuition & fees:
    $3,834 resident
    $4,084 Minnesota nonresident
    $7,621 nonresident
  • Residence hall:
    $1,930 max
  • Board:
    $1,563 max 

Financial Aid

  • 7,539 undergraduates awarded aid in 2014-2015
  • 84 percent of UW-Stevens Point students received some form of aid in 2014-15
  • $80,076,735 (total dollars spent in all categories) was given in financial aid during the 2013-2014 school year
  • 35 percent of undergraduates are Pell Grant recipients

Foundations

  • UWSP Foundation
    • Distributed $813,012 in scholarships in 2013
    • $21.8 million endowment and total assets of $27.5 million as of December 31, 2013
  • 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 84 percent placement of 2013 graduates (jobs and continued higher education)
  • 12 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

International Programs

  • 18 percent of our bachelor's degree recipients have studied abroad
  • A greater number of our students have studied abroad 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).
  • Summer and winterim programs include: Australia, Austria, Belize, Brazil, Britain, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Greece, Hessen, Japan, Kenya, Mexico (Oaxaca), Nambia, Poland and Sri Lanka
  • Internships in London, England, and China
  • Many service learning opportunities for students participating in many of our study abroad programs
  • Student teaching abroad opportunities during the fall and spring terms
  • Member of the National Student Exchange, giving students the opportunity to earn UW-Stevens Point credit through an exchange agreement at institutions throughout the United States, Canada and participating territories

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 January and June 2015)​​​​​​​​​​​​

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