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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. 

For more information or to arrange a visit and tour, contact UW-Stevens Point Admissions Office at 715-346-2441 or admiss@uwsp.edu​

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
2100 Main St., 
Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897
715-346-0123
webmaster@uwsp.edu
www.uwsp.edu

UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield
2000 W. 5th Street
Marshfield WI  54449
715-389-6530
UW-Stevens Point at Wausau
518 South 7th Ave.
Wausau WI  54401
715-261-6235


UW-Stevens Point Campus Description

  • Founded 1894
  • 15 major academic and administrative buildings, including the new state-of-the-art Chemistry Biology Building
  • 14 residence halls with Living-Learning communities and 3 student centers
  • The 406-acre campus with 35 buildings, includes a 280-acre nature preserve and 25-acre lake
  • Located midway between Milwaukee and Minneapolis at intersection of Interstate 39/Highway 51 and U.S. Highway 10
  • Four off-site field stations - Central Wisconsin Environmental Station at Amherst Junction, Treehaven near Tomahawk, the Aquaponics Innovation Center in Montello and the Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility at Bayfield.

  • University Mascot: Stevie Pointer
  • University Colors: Purple and Gold
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Academic Programs

  • Since its founding as a teacher's college 125 years ago, UW-Stevens Point has grown to offer more than 100 program options within 80 baccalaureate degree programs, 90 minors, and 16 graduate programs in the College of Fine Arts and Communication, College of Letters and Sciences, College of Natural Resources, College of Professional Studies and University College.
  • 13 graduate programs including a doctorate in audiology, master's in data science 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

  • Fall 2018 Enrollment: 7,725
  • Average first-year student ACT score, 22.4
  • Student/faculty ratio is 19:1
  • Average undergraduate class size: 25
  • Diverse and international students: 13%
  • 3,163 living in the residence halls
Staff
  • 450 instructional staff (faculty, instructors and graduate students)
  • 352 administrative and professional staff
  • 365 university support staff
  • 75% of undergraduate courses are taught by regular faculty

Costs

    (Undergraduate, per semester, 2018-2019 academic year)
  • Tuition & fees:
    $4,154 resident
    $4,455 Minnesota nonresident
    $8,288 nonresident
  • Residence hall:
    $2,210 double occupancy
  • Board:
    $1,550 max 

Financial Aid/Employment

  • 7,566 students received some form of financial aid in 2016-17
  • 80 percent of UW-Stevens Point students received some form of aid in 2016-17
  • $73,205,752 (total dollars spent in all categories) was given in financial aid during the 2016-2017 school year
  • 34 percent of undergraduates are Pell Grant recipients in 2016-17
  • 2,963 students worked in campus jobs in 2016-17 and they earned $6,974,000

Foundations

  • UWSP Foundation
    • Distributed $814,608 in scholarships in 2013
    • $23.7 million endowment and total assets of $29.4 million as of December 31, 2014
  • 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 91 percent placement of 2014 graduates (jobs and continued higher education)
  • 14 percent of graduates pursue further schooling

Athletics (https://athletics.uwsp.edu/index.aspx)

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III
  • Conference Affiliation: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC)
  • 9 men's varsity sports; 11 women's varsity sports
  • 26 "club" sports and dozens of intramural offerings
  • 13 NCAA Division III National Team Titles
  • 49 NCAA Division III Individual Titles 
  • 35th out of 449 NCAA schools, 2019 Learfield Sports Director's Cup

Student Activities

  • 213 student organizations
    • ​64 academic/career related clubs
    • 31 sports clubs
    • 8 social/Greek organizations
  • 1 in 3 students work on campus
  • 5,514 volunteer hours put in by more than 1,500 students in 2014-15
  • 120 Centertainment events such as concerts, speakers, movies and special activities, attended by 19,102 students in 2014-15​
  • 25 intramural activities per six-week session in 2014-15, with more than 9,000 participants

International Programs

  • 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 (Melbourne), England (London and Liverpool), France (Caen), Germany (Marburg), Hungary (Szeged), Ireland (Limerick), New Zealand (Christchurch), Poland (Krakow) and Spain (Valladolid) with new programs being added in India, Africa and South America
  • Summer and winterim programs include: Australia, Austria, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, England, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nambia, Poland
  • 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 June 2019)​​​​​​​​​​​​

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