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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Overview

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point is a public institution located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Stevens Point is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Known For?

2,245 Undergraduate Awards
$22,299 Avg Cost After Aid
84% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at UW - Stevens Point have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UW - Stevens Point.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 77% of the faculty were full-time.

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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Rankings

UW - Stevens Point landed the #414 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UW - Stevens Point has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#288 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UW - Stevens Point.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Fisheries Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Soil Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Natural Resource Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Fisheries Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#77 Best Sociology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UW - Stevens Point has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation College Factual
#7 Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#16 Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation College Factual
#24 Best Value Colleges for Sociology College Factual
#45 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#72 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual

Where Is University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point?

Location of University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Contact details for UW - Stevens Point are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2100 Main St, Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897
Phone: 715-346-0123
Website: https://www.uwsp.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UWStevensPoint
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UWStevensPoint

How Do I Get Into UW - Stevens Point?

You can apply to UW - Stevens Point online at: https://apply.wisconsin.edu/

Admission Requirements for UW - Stevens Point

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UW - Stevens Point?

84% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point is 84%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to UW - Stevens Point submitted their SAT scores.UW - Stevens Point received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point  ( 19 to 25 )
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ACT Math Scores for University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point  ( 18 to 25 )
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ACT Composite Scores for University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point  ( 20 to 25 )
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36

Can I Afford University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point?

$22,299 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
3.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UW - Stevens Point is $22,299. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UW - Stevens Point, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $6,583 a year. That adds up to $26,332 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW - Stevens Point is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,675 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,838 undergraduate students at UW - Stevens Point, with 6,675 being full-time and 1,163 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UW - Stevens Point

There are also 494 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,675 full-time undergraduates at UW - Stevens Point, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UW - Stevens Point

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UW - Stevens Point Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 225
Black or African American 131
Hispanic or Latino 256
White 5,737
International Students 82
Other Races/Ethnicities 244

Geographic Diversity

Wisconsin students aren't the only ones who study at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 34 countries are represented at UW - Stevens Point. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

684 Took All Classes Online
3,273 Took At Least One Class Online
38.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at UW - Stevens Point. In 2017-2018, 3,273 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UW - Stevens Point has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 46th most popular in Wisconsin for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UW - Stevens Point

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point was 38.7%. This is the #583 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UW - Stevens Point regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UW - Stevens Point majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computational Science 67%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 80%
Health Professions 9%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 53%
Nursing 44%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UW - Stevens Point ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UW - Stevens Point.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computational Science #1
Natural Resources Conservation #1
Natural Resources & Conservation #2
Health Sciences & Services #7
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #22
Special Education #28
Health & Medical Administrative Services #60
Nursing #95
Education #115
Health Professions #166

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 250 0 9 0 0 259
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 172 0 0 172
General Biology 0 0 0 118 0 0 118
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 108 2 0 110
Teacher Education Subject Specific 10 0 0 89 5 0 104
Natural Resource Management 1 0 10 93 0 0 104
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 91 5 0 96
General Psychology 0 0 0 91 0 0 91
Forestry 7 0 0 69 0 0 76
Sociology 0 0 0 74 0 0 74
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 33 30 5 68
Wildlife Management 0 0 0 67 0 0 67
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 63 0 0 63
Fisheries Sciences 0 0 0 63 0 0 63
Social Work 0 0 0 49 0 0 49
General English Literature 0 0 0 44 0 0 44
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 44 0 0 44
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 41 0 0 41
Special Education 0 0 0 39 0 0 39
Accounting 0 0 0 38 0 0 38
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 34 0 0 34
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 33 0 0 33
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 32 0 0 32
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 31 0 0 31
Soil Sciences 0 0 0 30 0 0 30
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 29 0 0 29
Philosophy 9 0 0 18 0 0 27
General Education 0 0 0 0 26 0 26
Mathematics 0 0 0 26 0 0 26
Romance Languages 0 0 0 22 0 0 22
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 22 0 0 22
History 0 0 0 21 0 0 21
International Studies 0 0 0 21 0 0 21
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 21 0 21
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 20 0 0 20
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 19 0 0 19
Geography & Cartography 13 0 0 6 0 0 19
Nursing 0 0 0 18 0 0 18
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 15 0 0 15
International Relations & National Security 15 0 0 0 0 0 15
Paper Science & Engineering 0 0 0 14 0 0 14
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 13 0 0 13
Economics 0 0 0 13 0 0 13
Computational Science 0 0 0 8 4 0 12
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 11 0 0 11
Chemistry 0 0 0 10 0 0 10
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 9 0 0 9
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 8 0 0 8
Nutrition Science 0 0 0 3 5 0 8
Dance 0 0 0 8 0 0 8
Music 0 0 0 8 0 0 8
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 5 0 0 5
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 5 0 0 5
Physics 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Marketing 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Agricultural Production 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Sustainability Science 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 58 250 10 1,927 101 5 2,351

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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