University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

2100 Main St, Stevens Point, United States
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Overview of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

About this school

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, founded in 1894, is a public, comprehensive institution. It features a 275-acre nature preserve on campus and is home to the largest undergraduate natural resources program in the U.S. UWSP hosts a popular trivia contest and several NCAA Division III national championship teams. Its 335-acre campus is located in Stevens Point, 160 miles northwest of Milwaukee.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:7,788
    • Men:3,646 Men (46.8%)
    • Women:4,142 Women (53.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2100 Main Street
City, State, Zip
Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897
Phone
(715) 346-2441
Fax
(715) 346-2561
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
81% of 6,857 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 3,778 applicants were admitted
Men
79% of 3,079 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,568 admitted students enrolled
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.26
375 And Above
21%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
27%
• Score 500 - 600
36%
• Score 400 - 500
18%
• Score 300 - 400
9%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
30%
• Score 500 - 600
30%
• Score 400 - 500
37%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |17-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
29%
• Score 18 - 23
57%
• Score 12 - 17
11%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,734|Out-of-state: $18,002 (47.02%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,290 (35.21%)
  • Other Expenses: - $500 (2.42%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,178 (15.35%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15 | Final deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003924
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,369 (87.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
879 (64.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
879 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
58 (6.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$8,688
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 635 (72.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,875
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 810 (92.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,822
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 251 (28.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
233 (14.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,466

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
6,468 (81.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,619 (71.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,619 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
410 (8.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$9,543
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,440 (74.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,678
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,147 (89.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,819
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 770 (16.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
674 (8.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,520

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
75%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,918
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


365

Part-Time Faculty


111

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


55%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 44% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 34% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
808,252
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1233
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


65.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (68)


  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Paper Science and Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Natural resources/environmental science, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Audiology

Master's Programs of Study (23)


  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Health Promotion
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Media Studies
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Nutrition
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


26,670

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


400 acres

Weather


Temperature
5.8 average low in January, 75.5 average high in September
Rain
121 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Stevens Point
Nearest Train Station
60 mile(s) from campus in Portage

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


37% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


63%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Pointer Dog
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, ice hockey, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, the wildlife society, student impact, wwsp 90-fm radio station, gender and sexuality alliance, student wisconsin education association

Sororities


4% of women participate

Fraternities


3% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


7,158

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
7,788
Women
4,142
Men
3,646

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.1% Asian
  • 2.3% Black/African-American
  • 3.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 87.7% White
  • 0.3% Unknown

International Students


1.6% from 29 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


321

Student Resources

Study resources