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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​


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 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. 

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 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 2020-21

    Source: 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
Athletics
  • 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
  • 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

Study Abroad

  • 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
​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 January 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​

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