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University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Stevens Point, WI

At A Glance

Main Address

2100 Main St

Stevens Point, WI 54481-3871

www.uwsp.edu

Admission Office

Admissions

1108 Fremont Street Room 102

Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897

(715) 346-2441

Fax : (715) 346-3296

admiss@uwsp.edu

Contact : Marc Young

Director of Recruitment

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 1919

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : September 1

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 60.0%

Total undergraduates : 7,763

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,464

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 77.0%

Average financial aid package : $9,106.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Rural

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Aug 1

Regular application due: Sep 1

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Sep 1

SAT subject score report due : Sep 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 15

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 19 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 60.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 73.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Environmental Science : 17.0%
Education : 12.0%
Health Professions : 11.0%
Business/Marketing : 10.0%
Biology : 8.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 7.0%
Social Sciences : 6.0%
Communications/Journalism : 5.0%
Psychology : 5.0%

Associates
Liberal Arts : 100.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Soil Science and Agronomy, General B

Architecture & Related Programs
Interior Architecture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M
Biotechnology M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Finance, General A B
Information Resources Management M
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Project Management A

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B M

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B
Computer and Information Sciences, General A
Information Technology B
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design B

Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching B
Education, General M
Elementary Education and Teaching B M
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B M
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B
Secondary Education and Teaching B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Special Education and Teaching, General B

Engineering
Chemical Engineering B
Paper Science and Engineering B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B M

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Family and Community Services M
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
French Language and Literature B
German Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer B M
Audiology/Audiologist D
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist B M
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist B
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General B M
Dietetics/Dietitian B
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator B
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General A
Health and Wellness, General B M
Health/Health Care Administration/Management M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B

History
History, General B M

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences A
Biological and Physical Sciences B
Computational Science B
International/Globalization Studies B
Nutrition Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science A
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General M
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management B
Forestry, General B
Natural Resources/Conservation, General B M
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management B
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management B
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology/Technician B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Geology/Earth Science, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration B
Social Work B

Social Sciences
Economics, General B
Geography B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Dance, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Fine and Studio Arts Management B
Interior Design B
Music Performance, General B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Accelerated Program

Honors Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

1712 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : natural history museum; planetarium and observatory; nature preserve; pendulum; electron microscope; natural resources summer camp; fire science center; multicultural center

Geographic Location : 110 miles from Madison, 240 miles from Chicago.

Large Town

Rural

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 7,763

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,464

Degree-seeking undergrads : 7,278

Graduate enrollment : 484

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 89.0%

Out of state students : 11.0%

Part Time students : 9.0%

Percentage of males : 46.0%

Percentage of females : 54.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 2.0%

Asian : 3.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 4.0%

White : 86.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 1.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Non-smoking and no firearms policies for all campus buildings.

Student Newspaper : The Pointer

Student Newspaper URL : http://pointeronline.uwsp.edu

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 72.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 37.0%

Housing Options

Men's Housing

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Women's Housing

Special Housing For International Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $125.00

Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Pointers

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Club

NCAA Division III

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Archery

Men's Club

Women's Club

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division III

Ice Hockey

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division III

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division III

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division III

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division III

Wrestling

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Other Sports : marathon runners, judo, karate, Taekwondo, Belegarth, curling, cycling, fly fishing, paintball, waterski & wakeboard


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $50.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 4,316

Admitted : 3,593

Enrolled : 1,464

Less selective 83.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Important

Academic GPA

Class Rank

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Alumni Relation

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required for some: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

State test(s) : UW Placement Exam

SAT score use policy

Single Highest Test Date

Other Test Policies

ACT or SAT scores are not required for applicants over the age of 21.

A note from the college

At the main campus, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, applicants must rank in top 25% of class, or have 21 ACT/990 SAT (exclusive of Writing) and rank in top 50% of class, or have 3.25 GPA. At the 2-year branch campuses, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Marshfield and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau, no specific units or credits are required as admission is open access.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 8.0%

Top Quarter : 15.0%

Top Half : 77.0%

Bottom Half : 23.0%

Bottom Quarter : 5.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 20.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 16.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 17.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 17.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 6.0%

1.00 - 1.99 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 1.0%

600 - 699 : 25.0%

500 - 599 : 51.0%

400 - 499 : 23.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

600 - 699 : 33.0%

500 - 599 : 56.0%

400 - 499 : 11.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 4.0%

24 - 29 : 27.0%

18 - 23 : 55.0%

12 - 17 : 14.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 3.0%

24 - 29 : 33.0%

18 - 23 : 39.0%

12 - 17 : 25.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 8.0%

24 - 29 : 21.0%

18 - 23 : 46.0%

12 - 17 : 25.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: If you are currently a high school student, you can earn college credit if your school participates in the College Board AP Program. High schools participating in the AP program offer college level courses for which examinations are given each May. UW-Stevens Point grants credit and advanced placement for scores of 3, 4 and 5 on all AP exams. If you are awarded credit, it will be entered on your permanent record after you enroll at UWSP. Contact your high school or our Admissions Office, Room 102, Student Services Center, 715-346-2441, for additional details.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Foreign Language

0

4

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Social Studies

3

4

Academic Electives

0

0

Science

3

4

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 5.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 95.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

540 - 640

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

500 - 600

ACT Composite

19 - 24


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3*

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3*

--

All

Art History

3

3*

--

All

Biology

3

5

Biology 101

All

5

5

Biology 130, 160 or 110

All

Calculus AB

3

5

Mathematics 225

All

Calculus BC

3

10

Mathematics 225, 226

All

Chemistry

3

5

Chemistry 105

All

5

10

Chemistry 105, 106

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

4

Chinese 201

All

4

4

Chinese 300

All

5

8

Chinese 300 & 301

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

Political Science 160

All

Computer Science A

3

4

--

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

Computing & New Media Technologies 100

All

Drawing

3

3*

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

English 101

All

5

6

English 101 & 202

All

English Literature and Composition

3

6

English 101 and 100-level humanities elective

All

4

6

English 101, 200

All

5

9

English 101, 200, 202

All

Environmental Science

3

3

Natural Resources 150

All

European History

3

3

History 257

All

French Language and Culture

3

4

French 212

All

4

3

French 313

All

5

6

French 313 & 314

All

German Language and Culture

3

4

German 212

All

4

3

German 313

All

5

6

German 313 & 314

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

4

--

All

4

3

--

All

5

6

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

4

Japanese 212

All

4

4

Japanese 313

All

Latin

3

3

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

Economics 110

All

Microeconomics

3

3

Economics 111

All

Music Theory

3

8

Music 110, 111, 112 & 113

All

Physics 1

3

3

--

All

4

5

Physics 203

All

Physics 2

3

3

--

All

4

5

Physics 204

All

Physics B

3

10

--

All

4

10

Physics 203, 204

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

3

--

All

4

5

Physics 250

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

3

--

All

4

5

Physics 240

All

Psychology

3

3

Psychology 110

All

Research

3

3

--

All

Seminar

3

3

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

4

Spanish 212

All

4

3

Spanish 313

All

5

6

Spanish 313 & 314

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

Spanish 340

All

5

6

Spanish 340 & 441

All

Statistics

3

4

Mathematics 255

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

Political Science 101

All

United States History

3

6

History 176, 177

All

World History: Modern

3

6

History 101, 102

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Biology

50

5

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 42.0%

% of loans / jobs : 58.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 97.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 80.0%

% Judged to have need : 75.0%

% that were offered aid : 73.0%

% that had need fully met : 59.0%

% of need met : 77.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $9,106.00

Avg non need-based aid : $1,831.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $6,340.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,075.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $31,669.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 15

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Mandy Slowinski

Financial aid office phone : (715) 346-4771

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Job Skills

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

ROTC

Work Study Programs

Nights

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Army : Offered on Campus

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

--

--

--

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

--

--

--

Room only:

--

$7,428.00

$3,006.00

Books and supplies:

$300.00

$300.00

$300.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,940.00

$1,940.00

$1,940.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,232.00

$1,232.00

$1,232.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$3,472.00

$10,900.00

$6,478.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$3,472.00

$10,900.00

$6,478.00

Important cost information from the school: The tuition, room/board costs, and required fees will differ between the four-year University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point main campus and the two-year University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Marshfield and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau.

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 12

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.25

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 72

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Essay or Personal Statement

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 911

Transfers admitted percentage: 78.0%

Transfers admitted: 714

Transfers enrolled percentage: 57.0%

Transfers enrolled: 521

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 75.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 25.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $100.00

Annual College Costs

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): $7,428.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $182,734.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 58

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 78

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser