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.
UWSP connects students to the future through rigorous study and exceptional extra-curricular opportunities at a school that is consistently ranked among the Midwest’s finest public universities. Challenging learning and leadership experiences prepare our graduates for lifetimes of global citizenship. From the largest undergraduate college of natural resources in the country to prestigious offerings in education, biology, communication, fine arts and health sciences, we offer one of the most diverse curricula in the Midwest. With a wide array of internships, more than 195 student organizations and the highest percentage of graduates having studied abroad of all UW institutions, we can show you the world or bring it right to your door.
Our students and alumni say that the UWSP experience transformed their lives. The campus setting is ideal and situated in a Main Street town that is rated among the best places to live in the USA. The university offers an environment in which student thrive academically, socially and report high quality relationships with fellow students, the faculty and administrators.
UWSP is an amazing place to learn and live. Not only will you participate in an exceptional academic major, but you’ll also take part in a greater learning community known for its beautiful location, welcoming culture and extensive resources. With an average class size of 27 and the highest percentage of undergraduate courses taught by full-time faculty in all of the University of Wisconsin System, we offer you the daily opportunity to interact with our world-class faculty. Their priority is teaching, but their accomplishments in the field bring cutting-edge relevance to the classroom and lab. Pointers have developed a reputation as one of the most involved and connected student bodies in the Midwest. Whether you are an outdoors person, prefer a health club setting, enjoy the rigors of competition, or just want to have fun and get to know people, outstanding recreational opportunities and facilities await you at UWSP, including a 275-acre nature reserve right on campus. Through volunteer and leadership opportunities, Pointers make a difference in the community, gain valuable experience and develop the necessary skills and confidence to be leaders in their future careers.
|Total Undergraduate Students||9,292|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||41||<1%|
|African American / Black||141||2%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0||<1%|
|Two or More Races||154||2%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||31||<1%|
|Where do UWSP undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||10%|
|How old are UWSP undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||11%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||21 - 25|
|Math||20 - 26||462 - 601|
|English||21 - 25|
|Critical Reading||490 - 598|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||45%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||88%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||83%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.45|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||90%|
Cost of attendance is updated by the August prior to fall semester.
The cost to attend University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||20 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||62%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||88%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||412|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||44%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||8%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||89%|
90% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
38% of all undergraduates live on campus
Being located in one of the safest areas of the state and nation does not mean taking campus safety for granted. UWSP has an effective campus crisis communication system in place. Additionally, our Protective Services Office works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide our students with a safe and secure environment in which to live, study and work. They coordinate campus security, including the Residence Hall Liaison Officer Program, Student Cadets/Escorts and the Student Transit System, which safely transports students back to their residence either on campus or within a five mile radius.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point in 2012-13|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2012-13|
|NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.||15%|
|BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.||10%|
|BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.||10%|
|Links to degree programs at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point|
First-time students in Fall 2012 that returned for their second year: 79%