Skip to main content

Discover Your Purpose

You were born with a purpose. Set it free at UW-Stevens Point.

One of America’s Best Values for Purpose-Driven Education

UW-Stevens Point is on a mission to reimagine the world. One student at a time. We are scientists, doctors, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, artists and more, here to empower you to become what only you can be. At a price that is surprisingly affordable.

At a Glance


SUBMIT THE Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Starting Oct. 1, you can submit the FAFSA for 2023-24. Funds are limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Apply early to get maximum aid!


Money Magazine has named UW-Stevens Point a ‘Great Value’ school. UWSP offers a quality education at an affordable cost.
previous slide
next slide
Discover Your Purpose Quiz

Your Climb Begins Here

Propel your journey of self-discovery with our Discover Your Purpose quiz. Find your unique talents and explore career possibilities. Your first step is only a click away.
Oct. 3-9


Homecoming, Family Day, Iris Reunion and more!

Join the fun and celebrate Homecoming 2022! Student events start Oct. 3, with a cake decorating contest and end on Oct. 9, with a clean up effort hosted by the Student Government Association. Bring your Pointer spirit on Saturday, Oct. 8, as areas across campus join forces to bring a variety of activities including athletic events, Family Day, Iris Reunion, food trucks, games, free pizza and more! This weekend promises to be an amazing experience, with something for Pointers of all ages.
Hispanic Heritage Month


Assistant Professor of Horn, Orchestral Director

I identify as a Mexican-American. My mother was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and moved to Texas when she was 6 years old. My dad’s family is originally from Mexico and settled in El Paso, Texas. Unfortunately, I have a very limited Spanish vocabulary. Both of my parents are fluent speakers but only spoke English with me and my sisters growing up. Living in El Paso for 25 years means that I know just enough to get by, but I certainly wish I was more fluent. The strongest connection I have to my heritage is their work ethic. My dad owned a small business during my childhood. I saw how much time and energy he devoted to making it successful and providing for our family. I can see how much that shaped me and inspired me to pursue my career as a musician and an educator.
Hispanic Heritage Month

Miguel Gonzalez

Business Administration and Spanish

I identify as Hispanic, Latinx, Mexican American. I am fluent, speak only Spanish at home, my parents know little to no English. I am a Latino Students Alliance member at UWSP.
Hispanic Heritage Month

Lizeth Reyes

International Studies

I identify as Mexican and/or Chicana as well as Hispanic. Spanish is my comfort language where I can express my feelings with the beauty of the Spanish language. I seek communities where I can speak Spanish as it provides a sense of home while being away from home. Spanish was my first language and it is the language in which I feel and express myself the best with. Milwaukee has an annual Mexican Independence Day Parade that happens in the month of September which I was fortunate to be a part of when I was in high school while wearing traditional Mexican clothing.
Hispanic Heritage Month

Gabriel Rodriguez

Health Promotion and Wellness, Minor in Spanish

I identify as Hispanic. The Spanish language plays a huge role in my identity. I grew up with a family that only spoke English and only occasionally got to see family that spoke only Spanish so my Spanish speaking skills weren’t great, but I took Spanish courses throughout middle school and high school and continued to take it here at UWSP. I did those so I could not only communicate better with my Spanish speaking family, but so I could communicate all the people that do speak Spanish. It’s really important to me that I am fluent in English and Spanish.  One activity I participate in in regards to my culture is, when I get to visit my Spanish family during Christmas, we play a game called Lotería and I help make/eat tamales. 
Hispanic Heritage Month


Political Science with a double minor in Spanish and Criminal Justice

I identify as Hispanic, being of Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Mexican heritage. Spanish has always been important to me because I grew up listening to my mom and grandma speaking, and because I knew from a young age that being able to speak Spanish would be a significant step to fully embracing who I am and where I am from. Being Puerto Rican, our version of St. Nick’s Day is El día de los Tres Reyes (Three Kings’ Day). I also love going to the Puerto Rican Parade in Milwaukee every August to celebrate.
Hispanic Heritage Month


Psychology, Minor in Spanish

I identify as Hispanic / Honduran-American. Spanish helps me to communicate and connect with others around me who do not speak English. It keeps me in contact with my extended family in Honduras. I attend various celebrations with family and friends. I have worked at El Mezcal in Wisconsin Rapids for the past four and a half years.
previous slide
next slide
Graduate student being hooded at outside Spring Commencement by faculty member.



With more than 30 advanced degree programs across four colleges, our distinguished faculty are experts in their fields. Think of them as learning partners, here to help you take your career to staggering new heights.

Our Campuses

Wisconsin’s heartland is a place like no other. From snowboarding to kayaking, hiking to biking, authentic food to local artisans, UW-Stevens Point campuses are steeped in rich experiences of culture and nature. Places like this really do exist.
Stevens Point campus at night.

Stevens Point

Our extraordinary 406-acre flagship campus in Stevens Point is renowned for its scenic beauty, but its diverse range of cultural, athletic and social landscapes are every bit as breathtaking.
An outdoor photo of our STEM building at UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield.


Picture state-of-the-art living and learning facilities nestled within an idyllic small-town setting and it’s easy to see why so many seek a world-class education at our Marshfield campus.
Wausau main campus building outside on a sunny day.


In a park-like setting just steps from the Wisconsin River, our Wausau campus offers a vibrant, educational community that just so happens to be in the heart of a city full of inspiration.
Student smiling and doing work on a laptop outside.


UW-Stevens Point offers the freedom of learning 100% online with accredited programs, individual courses, and continuing education options.

Where Your Point of Transformation Begins

Learning at UW-Stevens Point is fueled by an abundance of uncommon experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. We stand out from the others. You will, too.
Political science students in a lecture with a professor at the Chemistry Biology Building outdoor classroom.


Our faculty are educators, researchers and scholars, with a high percentage holding a Ph.D. They inspire curiosity and critical thinking in rigorous academic programs, many of which are accredited. Behind every Pointer is a team of teachers, mentors, and advisors, preparing students for stand-out careers.
Student is smiling in the Native American Center and wearing a Native Nations UW System shirt.


Our Stevens Point campus occupies the lands of the Ho-Chunk and Menominee people, where we open our doors to all people, from all walks of life, from all over the world. Embracing our differences is the Point way. Here, you will find a sense of belonging that feels like home.
Students in the paper science and engineering lab with professor teaching them.


Transformation happens when classroom learning pairs with first-hand experiences. From internships to community service, student clubs to study abroad, research to athletics, our students graduate with the leadership and critical thinking skills needed to harness their potential.
Students in a biology class inside the Tropical Conservatory.


Point is known globally for its work to preserve the planet. We show communities how to live sustainably while thriving with culture, innovation, wellness and nature. From locally-sourced food to 100% renewable electricity, outdoor reserves to our bee-friendly campus, we bring the gold to green living.
UW-Stevens Point is ranked among the best public universities in the Midwest, according to U.S. News and World Report.