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With our roots in the heart of the state, Wisconsin's right-sized public university launches students on meaningful life journeys through transformational learning in the arts and sciences. Our open-minded, close-knit community, both on and off campus, inspires students to experience the world unfolding in new ways.

Come see for yourself at the place Newsweek calls one of the nation's Most Interesting Universities!

For more information or to arrange a visit and tour, contact the Admissions Office at 715-346-2441

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
2100 Main St., Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897
www.uwsp.edu


Campus Description

  • Founded 1894
  • 14 major academic and administrative buildings
  • 13 residence halls and 3 student centers
  • The 406-acre campus with 35 buildings, includes a 280-acre nature preserve and 25-acre lake
  • Three off-site field stations - Central Wisconsin Environmental Station at Amherst Junction, Treehaven near Tomahawk and the Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility at Bayfield
  • Located midway between Milwaukee and Minneapolis at intersection of Interstate 39/Highway 51 and U.S. Highway 10
  • University Mascot:
      Stevie Pointer
 
University Colors:
       Purple and Gold

 University Identifiers:

 

Students

  • Enrollment: Total 9,643
    • men 47 percent
    • women 53 percent
  • Average class rank 71st percentile
  • Average first-year student ACT score, 23
  • First-year student retention rate, 79 percent
  • Student/faculty ratio is 22:1
  • Average class size is 27
  • 1,773 degrees awarded in 2012-13
  • 47 percent new first-year students are first generation students

Staff

  • 544 instructional staff (faculty, instructors and graduate students)
  • 371 administrative and professional staff
  • 318 classified support staff
  • 75 percent of undergraduate courses are taught by regular faculty

Costs

    (Undergraduate, per semester, 2013-2014 academic year)
  • Tuition & fees:
    $3,788 resident
    $4,036 Minnesota nonresident
    $7,575 nonresident
  • Residence hall:
    $1,894 double occupancy
  • Board:
    $1,185-$1,463 

Financial Aid

  • 7,457 undergraduates awarded aid in 2011-2012
  • 81.2 percent of UW-Stevens Point students receive some form of aid
  • $82,037,310 (total dollars spent in all categories) was given in financial aid during the 2011-2012 school year
  • 35 percent of undergraduates are Pell Grant recipients

Foundations

  • UWSP Foundation
    • Distributed $696,065 in scholarships in 2012
    • $17.23 million endowment and total assets of $22.3 million as of December 31, 2012
  • Paper Science Foundation
    • $2.4 million endowment as of 10/1/13
  • American Suzuki Foundation
    • $390,320 endowment as of 11/1/13

Post Graduation

  • Overall 92 percent placement of 2012 graduates (jobs and continued higher education)
  • 14 percent of graduates pursue further schooling

Athletics

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III
  • Host of Division III NCAA women's basketball championship in March, 2014
  • 9 men's varsity sports; 11 women's varsity sports
  • 22 "club" sports and dozens of intramural offerings
  • 31st out of 441 NCAA schools, Learfield Sports Director's Cup
  • Conference Affiliation: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC)
  • 11 NCAA Division III National Team Titles
  • 44 NCAA Division III Individual Titles 
  • 15 straight top 25 finishes in the Directors’ Cup

Academic Programs

  • More than 100 undergraduate program choices within 58 majors  in four colleges: College of Fine Arts and Communication, College of Letters and Sciences, College of Natural Resources and the College of Professional Studies
  • 13 graduate programs including a doctorate in audiology 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
  • UWSP Continuing Education: new online degree program in Health and Wellness Management, and many credit and noncredit offerings


International Programs

  • 18 percent of our bachelor's degree recipients have studied abroad
  • Greater number of our students have studied abroad than other UW regional universities
  • Semester abroad opportunities in Australia, Britain, France (Caen), Germany (Marburg), Hungary (Szeged), Ireland, New Zealand (Christchurch), Poland and Spain
  • Summer and winterim programs in Austria, Belize, Brazil, Britain, China, Costa Rica, Europe, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico (Oaxaca), Nicaragua, Nambia, Poland, Switzerland and Thailand
  • Internships in Australia, Britain and China

Economic Impact

  • $407.8 million in total economic impact annually
  • $16.7 million in state and local tax revenue generated
  • For every $1.00 of state tax investment in UW-Stevens Point, there is $9.46 in economic activity in the state.


(Compiled by UW-Stevens Point Institutional Research and Effectiveness Office, updated January 2014)​​​​​​​​​​