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WELCOMING COMMUNITIES

Nestled in Central Wisconsin, you will find communities that welcome students with open arms. We joke about finding your “flavor of fun,” because we are home to great restaurants, ice cream shops, local farm sheds and of course cheese factories. If you love the outdoors, you can enjoy the 27-mile Green Circle Trail or ski on top of Rib Mountain in Wausau. Get to know our local arts and culture scene by spending time at the Sculpture Park or listening to the Levitt Amp concert series at Pfiffner Park. Check out UWSP and see for yourself!

WHEN YOU’RE FUELED BY A RELENTLESS PURPOSE, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

Students who attend UW-Stevens Point are hard-working individuals ready to better themselves and find solutions to problems in our ever-changing world. Strong work ethic, a determination to succeed and the willingness to learn from others are just a few reasons why you should choose UW-Stevens Point. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves, we are too. Here are just a few reasons why the UW-Stevens Point campus is the right fit for you.
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CAMPUSES
27
MILES GREEN CIRCLE TRAIL
13Percent
OF STUDENT POPULATION IS DIVERSE OR INTERNATIONAL
TOP 15
U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT RANKING

A CAMPUS CLOSE TO HOME

Home, Sweet Home

With options to study in Stevens Point, Marshfield or Wausau, local students have the opportunity to receive a high quality education close to home. Students can work, take classes and still find time to do fun activities with friends and family.

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BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
90
MINORS
17
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
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ACADEMIC COLLEGES

CHOOSE FROM A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS

SEE FOR YOURSELF

Choosing a major can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. With over 120 undergraduate options to choose from, UW-Stevens Point will make sure to find the right program for you. Our academic and career advising team will guide your academic journey. UW-Stevens Point has succeeded in helping thousands of students find their passion. The end goal is to lead you to your future career!

88Percent
OF FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS RECEIVED FINANCIAL AID IN 2019-2020
US Dollars200
LOWER IN NET PRICE THAN OTHER UW INSTITUTIONS
1
RANKING IN WISCONSIN FOR BEST COLLEGES FOR YOUR MONEY BY COLLEGE FACTUAL
80Percent
OF UNDERGRADAUATES RECEIVED A GRANT OR SCHOLARSHIP AID IN 2020-2021

INVEST IN YOUR EDUCATION

AFFORDABLE NUMBERS

Investing in your education is a big decision. UW-Stevens Point helps make that decision easier by providing scholarship opportunities and financial aid to offset college costs.

8,135
ENROLLMENT AT STEVENS POINT, MARSHFIELD AND WAUSAU
28
STUDENTS IN AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
19:1
STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO
22
FIRST-YEAR ACT SCORE

SUPPORT TO HELP YOU PURSUE SOMETHING BIGGER

THE NUMBERS DON’T LIE

Small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from our distinguished faculty members. As a UW-Stevens Point student, you will never feel like just a number. Faculty members encourage office hour visits and are ready to go the extra mile to see you walk across the stage at Commencement. Unlike other universities, research opportunities are offered to undergraduates. Students work side-by-side with faculty to find answers to unsolved problems.

SUCCESSFUL POINTERS

Alumni Jon Greendeer smiling in his headshot photo.

JON GREENDEER

GOVERNMENT

John Greendeer, B.S. Political Science 2004, was elected to a term as President of the Ho-Chunk Nation, was the nation’s Executive Director of Heritage Preservation, and now serves as their Health and Wellness Coordinator. He is a board member of the Notah Begay III Foundation and served the Alumni Board of Directors. Watch this video to learn more about Jon Greendeer.
Alumni Dale Klapmeier next to his airplane.

DALE KLAPMEIER

BUSINESS

Dale Klapmeier, B.S. business 1983, founded Cirrus Design Corporation with his brother Allen. Cirrus manufactures single-engine, piston powered aircraft. He and his brother have earned the 2007 Dr. Godfrey Cabot Award, the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) 2007 Freedom of Flight Award, the EAA August Raspet, Air Safety Foundation 2005 Admiral de Florez Award. They were named “Living Legends” Aviation Entrepreneurs of the Year by Airport Journal and the 2004 Ernst and Young Entrepreneurs of the Year. Watch this video to learn more about Dale Klapmeier.
Alumna Laura Osnes performing as Cinderella on Broadway.

LAURA OSNES

PERFORMING ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

Two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Musical Theatre 2005, has performed on Broadway in “Grease,” “South Pacific,” “Anything Goes,” “Bandstand,” “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Cinderella,” earning Tony nominees for Best Actress for the last two as well as a Drama Desk Award. She has had several television appearances and starred in two Hallmark Channel movies, as well as in numerous theatre productions. Watch this video to learn more about Laura Osnes.
Alumni Terry Porter playing basketball for the Pointers.

TERRY PORTER

ATHLETICS

Terry Porter, Communication 1985, attended UW-Stevens Point from 1981-1985 before being drafted into the NBA. While attending, he played for the Pointers basketball team. He was named an National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics First-Team All-American his junior and senior year. His NBA career included playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs before retiring in 2001. He then was an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings. Eventually he became head coach for the Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves and the University of Portland. In 1993 Porter returned to Stevens Point to finish his degree in communication. He also established the Milwaukee Scholars Fund at UW-Stevens Point and was won the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1999.
Alumna Alexa Posny is smiling in her headshot photo.

ALEXA POSNEY

EDUCATION

Alexa Posny, B.S. Sociology and Psychology 1974, served as assistant secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the U.S. Department of Education and as senior vice president of state and federal programs for Renaissance Learning. She also served many state and regional special education roles in the Kansas and on several national special education board of directors, including the National Council for Learning Disabilities. She is now an education consultant in Washington, D.C. Watch this video to learn more about Alexa Posny.
Alumni Patrick Rothfuss is smiling in his headshot photo.

PATRICK ROTHFUSS

ENGLISH/WRITING

Pat Rothfuss, B.A. English 2000, is a New York Times bestselling author of two fantasy novels in “The Kingkiller Chronicle” series, “The Name of the Wind” and “Wise Man’s Fear.” The book series has sold more than 10 million copies. He is currently working on the third novel and has written several novellas for the series and adapting his books for television. Rothfuss is also the founder of Worldbuilders, a geek-centered nonprofit that supports humanitarian efforts worldwide and has raised more than $10.4 million since 2008. Watch this video to learn more about Pat Rothfuss.
Alumna Cheryl Schreier is smiling in her headshot photo.

CHERYL SCHREIER

NATURAL RESOURCES

Cheryl Schreier, B.S. Natural Resource Management, Environmental Education and Biology 1979, worked for the National Park Service for 30 years, ending her career as the first woman to serve as superintendent of Mount Rushmore National Park. While in college, she interned at Jewel Cave National Monument, then went on to work at Death Valley National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Independence National Historical Park, the National Park Service office in Denver and Bryce Canyon National Park. She also was the superintendent of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site.
Alumni Jordan Zimmermann throwing a baseball from the pitcher's mound.

JORDAN ZIMMERMANN

ATHLETICS

Jordan Zimmermann, Business Administration 2007, is a pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers and formerly for the Washington Nationals and Detroit Tigers. In 2014, he was the first Nationals pitcher to throw a no-hitter, and in April 2016 he was the American League Pitcher of the month. In February 2019, Jordan and his wife, Mandy, ’07, donated $500,000 to UW-Stevens Point’s baseball program to replace the baseball scoreboard, add a new backstop and double batting cage area and make other field improvements. The field will be renamed in their honor. Learn more about Jordan Zimmermann’s major league career.
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100Percent
RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY
1ST
UNIVERSITY IN THE UW SYSTEM TO OFFER COMPOSTING IN EVERY ACADEMIC BUILDING
GOLD
STAR AASHE RATING
1ST
WISCONSIN UNIVERSITY TO EARN RECYCLING EXCELLENCE AWARD

SUSTAINABILITY IS AT OUR CORE

PURPLE, GOLD AND GREEN

Being a UW-Stevens Point student means being more responsive to local needs, and helping to solve regional problems by embracing the sustainability principles of planet, people and profit. Whether you are an avid eco-friendly person or someone who just thinks it’s cool to protect the planet, you will find various ways to join our sustainable community.

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OFF-SITE FIELD STATIONS IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL RESOURCES
US Dollars75MMillion
STATE-OF-THE-ART CHEMISTRY BIOLOGY BUILDING
50
STUDENT INTERNS WORKING IN THE SKYWARD CENTER ON CAMPUS
21Percent
OF BACHELOR’S DEGREE RECIPIENTS HAVE STUDIED ABROAD, A HIGHER PERCENTAGE THAN OTHER UW REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES

APPLIED LEARNING AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

INVESTING IN HANDS-ON LEARNING

Learning never stops at UW-Stevens Point. Whether you are in the classroom, conducting research or working as an intern, you will expand your knowledge and skills to land a job after you graduate. Enjoy learning in our $75 million state-of-the-art Chemistry Biology Building with 19 research and 39 teaching laboratories and a tropical conservatory, we are arguably the best-equipped facility among the 11 four-year UWs that focus on teaching.

Strong corporate partnerships with Sentry Insurance, Skyward, Inc., Delta Dental, Worzalla Publishing and Marshfield Clinic Health System help our students gain hands-on experience in their field of study. In November 2021, The Skyward Internship Center located in the University Science Building, opened its doors to Skyward interns. The designated area provides interns with office space and a direct Skyward internship manager for guidance and mentorship. Skyward employs approximately 50 UW-Stevens Point student interns each year, with employment in programming, customer consulting and support, marketing, accounting and other areas.

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MEN’S VARSITY SPORTS
11
WOMEN’S VARSITY SPORTS
30+
CLUB SPORTS
13
NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL TEAM TITLES

PLAY A SPORT

READY TO COMPETE

Want to be a champion? Us too. We offer 21 varsity sports ranging in hockey, basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, football, swimming and diving, track and field, baseball, softball and wrestling. We are proud to be the first Wisconsin school to have women’s wrestling. UW-Stevens Point holds Division III National Championship team titles in men’s hockey, men’s and women’s basketball and softball. If varsity level competition is not your interest, check out UW-Stevens Point Club Sports or intramurals. If you have a competitive drive to continue to play a sport, you’re in luck at UW-Stevens Point.

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AREAS OF FINE ARTS ACCREDITED
7Percent
TOP RANKING NATIONALLY FOR COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
1
ARTS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM RANKED THE BEST IN THE STATE
250
STUDENTS ARE SERVED BY THE INTERNATIONAL ABER SUZUKI CENTER

THE WORLD IS OUR STAGE

PROOF IN THE NUMBERS

UW-Stevens Point is proud to hold the title of being the first and only Wisconsin school accredited in all areas of the fine arts. Whether you like attending musicals, dance performances, listening to bands play or choirs sing, you will find something to enjoy with our booming arts and culture scene.

Fast Facts

  • U.S. News and World Report 2021 rankings place UW-Stevens Point 14th among regional public universities in the 12 states of its Midwest region. The university was recognized for solid reputation among peer institutions, low student-to-faculty ratio and retention of first-year students.
  • The city of Stevens Point was recognized by Wallet Hub’s “Best College Towns and Cities in America,” ranking fifth out of 415 cities across the nation.
  • The education program at UW-Stevens Point has ranked second in the nation according to Study.com, for the second year in a row.
  • UW-Stevens Point is the only university in the state to have all of its fine arts programs (art, dance, music and theatre) nationally accredited.
  • UW-Stevens Point was the first university in the state to have 100 percent of its electricity come from renewable sources.
  • Viqtory Media has named UW-Stevens Point a Military Friendly School for the last ten consecutive years.
  • UW-Stevens Point is the first public university in the state to offer women’s wrestling as a varsity sport.
  • Travelawaits.com, an international travel website, ranks UW-Stevens Point’s Schmeeckle Nature Reserve as one of the best stops on the Wisconsin fall scenic road trip. UW-Stevens Point is the only campus in the state to have made the list.

  • More than 100 program options within 80 baccalaureate degree programs, 90 minors, and 17 graduate programs in the College of Fine Arts and Communication, College of Letters and Sciences, College of Natural Resources and College of Professional Studies at the Stevens Point campus.
  • Five-year program options that blend undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • Associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree options at the Marshfield and Wausau campuses
  • Online courses, undergraduate and graduate degree programs, certificates and non-credit options
  • Continuing Education: credit and noncredit offerings for adults as well as youth offerings

Students

  • Stevens Point campus fall 2021 enrollment: 7,278
  • Total enrollment at Stevens Point, Marshfield and Wausau campuses: 8,135
  • Average first-year student ACT score: 22
  • Student/faculty ratio: 19:1
  • Average undergraduate class size: 28
  • Diverse and international students: 13%

Faculty/Staff

  • 417 instructional staff members (faculty and academic staff)
  • 422 administrative and non-teaching professional staff members
  • 288 university support staff members
  • 80% of undergraduate courses are taught by regular (non-adjunct) faculty

Costs
(Undergraduate, 2021-2022 academic year)

  • Tuition & fees:
    $8,404 resident
    $9,246 Minnesota nonresident
    $11,564 Midwest Student Exchange nonresident
    $17,108 nonresident
  • Residence hall:
    $4,510 double occupancy
  • Board:
    $3,130 max

Financial Aid

  • 6,183 undergraduate students received grant or scholarship aid in 2020-21 (80%)
  • 3,416 undergraduate students received federal student loans in 2020-21 (44%)
  • $25,303,393 in grant or scholarship aid was awarded to all undergraduate students in 2020-21
  • $20,374,955 total federal student loans awarded to undergraduate students in 2020-21
  • 27 percent of undergraduates were Pell Grant recipients in 2020-21Source: IPEDS Financial Aid Survey 2021-22 Data collection cycle (2020-21 Reported)

Foundations

  • UWSP Foundation
    • Distributed $1,000,592 in scholarships in 2020
    • $49.1 million endowment and total assets of $60.1 million as of December 31, 2020
  • Paper Science Foundation
    • ​Distributed $72,400 in scholarships and Paper Science and Engineering Department support in 2018-19 fiscal year
    • $3.8 million in invested funds as of 6/30/19
    • Helped achieve 100% placement for all graduates since 1974
    • Average starting salary of 2019 graduates of $72,500

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III
  • Conference Affiliation: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC)
  • 8 men’s varsity sports; 11 women’s varsity sports
  • 31 “club” sports and dozens of intramural offerings
  • 13 NCAA Division III national team titles
  • 49 NCAA Division III national individual titles
  • 35th out of 449 NCAA schools, 2019 Learfield Sports Director’s Cup

  • 1 in 3 students work on campus
  • 2,963 students worked campus jobs in 2018-19, earning $5,575,873
  • 261 active student organizations related to academics, social causes, fine arts and social/Greek. Check out SPIN to get involved.
  • Centertainment Productions events
  • Intramurals/Fitness and Recreation programs:
  • 1750 registered participants in the open swim program, 16 hours of swimming each week
  • 716 registered climbs at the wall, open three nights per week
  • 164 Group Exercise classes taught for 498 unique participants; each attended an average of three classes.
  • 378 unique participants played 419 games during three blocks of play in Intramurals
  • 799 unique participants attended open gym during the spring and fall, playing basketball, volleyball and using the track in the Multi-Activity Center

  • 21 percent of our bachelor’s degree recipients have studied abroad, a higher percentage than at other UW regional universities
  • UW-Stevens Point offers programs in 25 countries
  • As a member of the National Student Exchange, UWSP students have the opportunity to study full-time at universities throughout the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

According to a June 2019 study by NorthStar Consulting, UW-Stevens Point campuses generate:
  • $671.3 million in total economic impact annually to Wisconsin’s economy
  • $40.9 million in state and local tax revenue generated annually
  • For every $1 of state tax investment in UW-Stevens Point, there is $18.28 in economic activity in the state.