University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point

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2100 Main Street

Stevens Point, WI 54481

Phone: (715) 346-0123
2013-2014 Tuition
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rolling admission

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#42 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point is a public institution that was founded in 1894. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,296, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 335 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 42. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,882 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,455 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

UW-Stevens Point opens it students, faculty and staff to transformational experiences and career paths that they may not have imagined for their lives. Our university's size makes it a good fit for most students. Rigorous study, exceptional extra-curricular opportunities, and individual relationships with faculty and staff mentors come naturally at this school that is consistently ranked among the Midwest's best public universities. Challenging learning and leadership experiences prepare our graduates for lifetimes of global citizenship. One measure of this commitment is UWSP's leadership of the entire University of Wisconsin System in the percentage of our graduates who have studied abroad; UWSP is among the nation's top 20 universities in this category. The university Newsweek ranks among America's Most Interesting values the liberal arts and sciences, personal and community wellness, stewardship of natural resources, the expression of the arts, and technological advancement in all of our learning and living spaces. Our campus, rated as Wisconsin's "Greenest" by Princeton Review, is environmentally friendly and forward thinking on issues of sustainability. The campus sits within a small city that is both close-knit and open-minded - a Main Street town rated among the best places to live in the USA. Just a short walk away is a rare and wonderful feature for a university--the 275-acre Schmeeckle Reserve, which offers a four-season, on-campus refuge and living laboratory for the university's internationally renowned College of Natural Resources and many other academic and recreational programs. With more than 100 programs of study within 50+ academic majors, 80+ minors, and 16 graduate programs, UWSP provides avenues to success in the demanding 21st Century economy. The university offers a supportive environment in which students thrive academically, socially, and personally and report high quality relationships with fellow students, the faculty, and administrators. Whether through lively arts performances, exhibitions, and NCAA champion-caliber athletics or by attracting worldwide participation in events such as the American Suzuki Institute or the National Wellness Conference, the campus and community alike enjoy stimulating opportunities for entertainment and enlightenment. It's no wonder UWSP students express a high level of satisfaction with their university.

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School type public, coed college
Year founded 1894
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point is $44. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 74.7 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 74.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point is 20:1, and the school has 24.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point include: Natural Resources/Conservation, General; Education, General; Social Sciences, General; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Business/Commerce, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 20:1
4-year graduation rate 22%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Natural Resources/Conservation, General 13%
Education, General 10%
Social Sciences, General 10%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 9%
Business/Commerce, General 9%

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Student Life

University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,296, with a gender distribution of 47.9 percent male students and 52.1 percent female students. At this school, 38 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 62 percent of students live off campus. University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 9,677
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, and health service. University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point, 60.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,697.

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In-state tuition and fees $7,882 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $15,455 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,691 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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