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UW-Stevens Point offers three welcoming campuses, Stevens Point, Marshfield and Wausau, in the heart of Wisconsin. UW-Stevens Point students discover inspiring professors, research and study abroad opportunities and dynamic programs that prepare them for a fulfilling career. UW-Stevens Point equips its students to live sustainably, think critically and realize long-term success in a diverse world. 

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UW-Stevens Point Campus Description

Points of Pride

  • 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, 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.
  •, 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. 

Academic Programs

  • 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.
  • Five-year program options that blend undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • 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


  • Fall 2020 Enrollment: 7,315
  • Average first-year student ACT score: 22
  • Student/faculty ratio: 19:1
  • Average undergraduate class size: 28
  • Diverse and international students: 13%
  • 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


    (Undergraduate, per semester, 2019-2020 academic year)
  • Tuition & fees:
    $4,150 resident
    $4,568 Minnesota nonresident
    $8,502 nonresident
  • Residence hall:
    $2,250 double occupancy
  • Board:
    $1,565 max 

Financial Aid

  • 4,814 undergraduate students received grant or scholarship aid in 2019-20  (61%)
  • 4,030 undergraduate students received federal student loans in 2019-20 (51%)   
  • $24,974,517 grant or scholarship aid was awarded to all undergraduate students in 2019-20
  • $24,085,690 total federal student loans awarded to undergraduate students in 2019-20
  • 30 percent of undergraduates were Pell Grant recipients in 2019-20


  • UWSP Foundation
    • Distributed $1,113,621 in scholarships in 2019
    • $45.2 million endowment and total assets of $55.6 million as of December 31, 2019

  • 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

Student Employment/Activities

  • 1 in 3 students work on campus
  • 2,963 students worked campus jobs in 2018-19, earning $5,575,873
  • 213 student organizations related to academics, social causes, fine arts and social/Greek
  • 2,314 volunteer hours put in by more than 635 students in 2018-19
  • 88 events such as concerts, speakers, movies and special activities attended by 6,298 students in 2018-19 through Centertainment Productions, a student organization
  • 15 intramural sports and activities per six-week "Block of Play" session in 2018-19, with more than 4,000 participants per year

Study Abroad

  • 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 (Bendigo and Melbourne), China (Hangzhou), England (London and Liverpool), France (Caen), Germany (Giessen and Marburg), Hungary (Szeged), Ireland (Limerick), Japan (Soka), New Zealand (Christchurch), Poland (Krakow) and Spain (Valladolid).
  • Specialized summer and winterim program opportunities: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Luxembourg, Mexico, Nicaragua, Poland and Thailand.
  • 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 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.

(Compiled by UW-Stevens Point Institutional Research and Effectiveness Office, updated July 2019)​​​​​​​​​​​​

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