UW-Stevens Point Facts & Figures


Established in 1894 as a teacher’s college, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point ranks among the best colleges in the nation when it comes to quality education and job placement. Learn more.

By the Numbers

  • 8,147 students; 48% male and 52% female

  • Average class size: 28 and 78% of classes include 30 students or less

  • More than 400 faculty and teaching academic staff, and the highest percentage (75%) of undergraduate courses taught by regular faculty in the UW System

  • Student-faculty ratio is 17:1

  • More than 120 undergraduate program choices with 48 majors and 78 minors

  • 91% of alumni report starting careers or graduate school, from studies conducted in 2015

  • One in six graduating seniors has studied abroad

  • More than 20 study abroad program locations around the globe

  • Students from 40 states and 35 countries call UW-Stevens Point home

  • More than 200 student organizations

  • Campus size: 400 acres and 35 buildings

  • 13 residence halls, housing about 3,500 students

  • More than 40 intramural and club sports

  • Marshfield Clinic Health System Champions Hall includes 54,000-square-foot Multi-Activity Center with climbing wall, track and tennis courts, Aquatic Center, 2 full-size gymnasiums, and Strength Fitness Center

  • More than 20 music ensembles open to any student

  • 280-acre Schmeeckle Nature Reserve on campus for fishing, walking, biking, jogging, boating and wildlife watching

Points of Pride


  • Consistently named one of the Top Public Midwestern Universities in U.S. News and World Report's College Rankings.

  • Named to the 2018 Princeton Review Green College Honor Roll, receiving a perfect score with a Green Rating of 99.

  • According to the National Science Foundation, UW-Stevens Point graduates completed more research doctorates in the last 10 years than any other UW regional university.

  • More UW-Stevens Point graduates completed research doctorates in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields in the last 10 years than all other UW schools, with the exception of UW-Madison. UW-Stevens Point excels as a doctoral preparatory institution.

  • UW-Stevens Point intramural program is recognized as one of the best in the nation by BestColleges.com.

  • Host to World's Largest Trivia Contest every April.

  • Ranked in the Top 15 public regional universities in the Midwest in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges 2018.

  • Ranked No. 3 nationally in the Top 100 Best Value among 1,195 universities for 2017 by the nonprofit Educate-to-Career, based on increased employability and earnings of our graduates.

  • Ranked second in the UW System for Best Bang for Your Buck, and in the top 13 percent in the Midwest by Washington Monthly 2016 rankings.

  • First university in Wisconsin to have 100 percent of electricity come from renewable sources.

  • Ranked 26th on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Top 30 College and University list of largest green power users in the nation from the Green Power Partnership.

  • Named a Military Friendly School for the seventh consecutive year in 2016 by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse.

  • Earned UW VETS certification in 2016, recognizing resources and response to student veteran needs.

  • Highest percentage (75%) of undergraduate courses taught by regular faculty in the UW System.

Athletics Fast Facts

  • NCAA Division III; Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC); Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA)

  • Mascot: "Pointer" (It's a dog!)

  • 9 Men's Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Ice Hockey, Swimming & Diving, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Wrestling

  • 11 Women's Sports: 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

Discover the City of Stevens Point

  • Located in Central Wisconsin, midway between Milwaukee and Minneapolis, on the Wisconsin River.

  • Population of 25,000 residents in the city, with an area population of 62,000 people.

  • Attractions include outstanding recreational areas: parks, lakes and streams; the 24-mile Green Circle Trail for biking, hiking and jogging; numerous cultural festivals, live music and entertainment venues, restaurants, coffee shops and various shopping locations.

  • City transit bus system free for students with UWSP ID card.