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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Data & Information Overview

434 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
90% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Ranked?

#771 Best Colleges in Nation
#26 Best Colleges in WI
Natural Resource Management Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point was awarded 434 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is natural resource management.

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Overall Quality

UW - Stevens Point landed the #771 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

UW - Stevens Point also holds the #26 spot on the Best Colleges in Wisconsin ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UW - Stevens Point?

90% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 90%, some consider UW - Stevens Point to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

UW - Stevens Point received ACT scores from 69% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point  ( 19 to 25 )

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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Faculty

20 to 1 Student to Faculty
80% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, the student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point is 80%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  80 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

75% Freshmen Retention
34% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point has a freshmen retention rate of 75%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At UW - Stevens Point this rate is 34%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  34 out of 100

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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,435 Full-Time Undergraduates
13.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
55.8% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,698 undergraduates at UW - Stevens Point with 6,435 being full-time and 1,263 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Cost?

$13,346 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
$26,100 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UW - Stevens Point is $13,346. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UW - Stevens Point

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,903 $9,052 $13,560 $16,503 $17,225

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UW - Stevens Point, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 47% of students took out student loans averaging $6,525 a year. That adds up to $26,100 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW - Stevens Point is 5.3%. 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.

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How Much Money Do UW - Stevens Point Graduates Make?

$45,855 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UW - Stevens Point with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $45,855 in their early years. That's great news for UW - Stevens Point students since it is 8% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Wisconsin State
6,435 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point is a public institution situated in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Stevens Point is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Contact details for UW - Stevens Point are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2100 Main St, Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897
Phone: 715-346-0123

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Majors

64 Majors With Completions
1,840 Undergraduate Degrees
168 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 64 majors graduated from University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Of these students, 1,840 received undergraduate degrees and 168 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 126 $40,127
Teacher Education Grade Specific 97 $37,993
General Biology 92 $29,781
Sociology 90 $30,148
Teacher Education Subject Specific 89 $35,385
Communication & Media Studies 87 $31,947
General Psychology 87 $31,108
Forestry 71 $37,992
Health Sciences & Services 69 $26,722
Wildlife Management 65 $26,124

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UW - Stevens Point

59% Take At Least One Class Online
10% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 4,789 students took at least one online class at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. This is a decrease from the 7,814 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 4,789 815
2019-2020 7,814 2,416
2018-2019 3,173 501
2017-2018 3,273 684
2016-2017 1,235 279

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Notes and 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.


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