About University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Founded in 1894, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. is a Public college. Located in Wisconsin, which is a city setting in Wisconsin, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 8,297 full time undergraduate students, and 330 full time graduate students.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 359 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate81%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range
ACT Range20-25

Admissions at UWSP are considered Less Selective, with ,51% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 40 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

96% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 50% were in the top quarter, and 17% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
26%
“We know about current events and vote”
74%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
14%
“Sometimes, but not often”
71%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
37%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
57%
“I feel extremely safe”
38%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
38%
“We bought the gear”
24%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
6%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
44%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
41%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
71%
“They keep regular office hours”
29%
“They”re always available”
6%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
69%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
26%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
17%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
51%
“We only party on weekends”
31%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
3%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
60%
“There might be people who do”
34%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
26%
“We know about current events and vote”
74%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
14%
“Sometimes, but not often”
71%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
37%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
57%
“I feel extremely safe”
38%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
38%
“We bought the gear”
24%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
6%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
44%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
41%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
71%
“They keep regular office hours”
29%
“They”re always available”
6%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
69%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
26%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
17%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
51%
“We only party on weekends”
31%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
3%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
60%
“There might be people who do”
34%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    111 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    84 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    116 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    121 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    121 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    121 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    121 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    121 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point?

42 Students rated University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Kayce - 02/27/2024

I've visited this school a couple of times and have loved everything about it. The size of the school and of the classes were exactly what I was looking for. There also seems to be a ton of different activities to do on campus. Overall, it seems like there is a something for everyone and many of the students are very involved which makes it feel like it's own little community.

Cinneidi - 07/23/2022

I started off at one of the extension schools which I would highly recommend. My advisors have been great and the transfer was extremely easy. All of the professors I have had this far have been great as well. As far as classes and grades, I have done much better at this school. Highly recommend.

Molly - 11/08/2021

My experience at UWSP has overall been a fulfilling experience full of opportunity and growth. As a natural resource student, I have been given great opportunities for professional development and fieldwork experience. Professors are average, some study areas are lacking passion and drive, while others are thriving. UWSP loves to promote its sustainability practices and mission all throughout the university. However, UWSP currently invests endowment (donation funds) funds into fossil fuels. Fossil fuels do not promote a sustainable future for Wisconsin alumni and current students. I will not recommend UWSP until they divest from fossil fuels to better align their actions with their proudly stated values.

Gavin - 07/24/2021

I think it seems like a great place to earn your education. The staff are always super helpful and are willing to meet 1 on 1 with all sorts of problems. Students are welcoming regardless of what they are into. The professors are always helpful but also bring up a good challenge.

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is 81%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Breathe. Take a good long look at yourself in the mirror. You see that? There, right there. That is the face of a college student. That is the face of someone who is putting a k-12 education behind her, and is now moving up to the level of--oh my God--secondary education. Don't worry about your college classes, because some of them are easier than high school. Don't worry about meeting people, because you'll be great. Don't worry about forgetting something, because your mom loves you enough to mail you anything you've forgotten. Most importantly, don't worry about the people you're leaving behind. This is when your life truly becomes YOURS. So, my advice to you, a bright-eyed college freshman? Hindsight may be 20/20, but if you keep looking backwards you're bound to be tripped up by the present. Let these next four years be spent only looking to the future.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    With this past election, I felt out of place as a republican since Stevens Point is a very Democratic city. It was very alienating how pushy the Obama campaigners got this election, making the few republicans wary of sharing beliefs. The weekends here are usually a lot of fun but not many people stick around since Stevens Point fits as a suitcase college due to the position of the city being in central Wisconsin.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about UWSP has to be the classes and teachers. Even though some of the topics can seem a little boring at times, the teachers and professors truly make each class enjoyable and fun while still giving us the information we need to succeed. I also enjoy the variety of the classes and how even the basic introductory classes are exciting and interesting.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who doesn't want to just be one person out of 10,000. Its a nice size city here and you are garanteed to make frriends and have a good time.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person who likes to stay back on campus during weekends. Campus is almost empty during the weekends.

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  7. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Finding time to make sure all school work is completed.

    Read all  24 answers
  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    UWSP is an environment-first mid-sizzed school with involved faculty and active students.

    Read all  23 answers
  9. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are for the most part very focused and determined for those who are in the class, and those who aren't tend to end up dropping out of college anyway.

    Read all  21 answers
  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have known that they never cancel class!

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    UW Stevens Point is a tightly knit community. Living on campus gives you access to hundreds of activities and countless campus events, while still being small enough to allow a sense of family and cimmunity. My teachers all know each student by name, and they form true relationships with their classes. Several programs are available to keep new students on the right track, and there is always something going on. Between our diverse student organizations and our entertainment company, Centertainment, students are never just stuck in their rooms. Stevens Point is a safe, small town school with big time attitude.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about our intense biological and natural science curriculums. A lot of people think Stevens Point, being a city of only 8,000 people, doesn't have anything to do, but I inform them otherwise. I talk about the activities students can partake in like sports events, watching movies, dances, and hall activities all for free!

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I would have to say that my school is well known for Natural Resources and Health Promotion and Wellness. It is a very environmentally conscious and is also known for being very health focused, the health focus was one of my main reasons for choosing this school.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I'm not sure what the stereotype of students at UWSP is. Perhaps that everyone drinks and parties a lot, not always true! Or that it is full of rednecks and country hicks, which is also definitely not true!

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Student Body

Students

53%

female

47%

male

8,297

Total Undergrad Enrollment

330

Total Grad Students

12%

Out-Of-State

87%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

185

Student Organizations

4

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

35%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
87%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

83% of students attending University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point receive some sort of financial aid. 33% were awarded federal grants. While 67% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$16,426

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$500

Books and Supplies

$7,180

Room and Board

24,106

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$9,243
$30 - $48K
$10,641
$48 - $75K
$14,267
$75 - $110K
$16,659
$110K & UP
$17,042

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