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University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1894
    • Size:
    • Medium (5000~15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Cold (Continental)
    • Location:
    • 2100 Main Street, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States, 54481
    • Phone:
    • +17153460123
    • Setting:
    • Suburban, town

The History of University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

The University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point (also known as UW–Stevens Point or UWSP) is a public university in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the University of Wisconsin System. It grants associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees, as well as doctoral degrees in audiology.

Academic Highlights

The University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point offers more than 120 undergraduate programs in 48 majors and 78 minors. These programs are housed within four colleges:

  • College of Fine Arts and Communication, which includes opportunities in the visual and performing arts;
  • College of Letters and Science, which includes disciplines in the natural and social sciences, mathematics, computing and humanities;
  • College of Natural Resources, with disciplines such as forestry and wildlife ecology; and
  • College of Professional Studies, featuring business and economics, health-related fields and the School of Education.

Life in University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Besides academic life, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point athlete teams participate in the NCAA Division III. The teams are members of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). Students can also participate in 26 "club" sports and dozens of intramural offerings.

School Ranking

In 2018 U.S. News and World Report ranked UW-Stevens Point 12th among regional universities in the Midwest.


You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point was 3.45 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend.

Notable Alumni

  • Andrea Anders, television actress
  • Mark E. Anderson, U.S. National Guard Major General
  • Margaret Ashmun, teacher and writer
  • Jenny Baeseman, polar researcher
  • James Baumgart, politician
  • Kirk Baumgartner, football player
  • Tim Bedore, comedian
  • Kathi Bennett, women's head basketball coach
  • Andrea Boehlke, television host, actress, and reality television star
  • Bob Bostad, football coach
  • Carlos Castillo-Chavez, professor of mathematics and biology
  • Arthur J. Crowns, politician
  • Steven E. Day, U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral
  • Michael Dombeck, former U.S. Forest Service Chief
  • Lawrence Eagleburger, former U.S. Secretary of State (attended)
  • R. Michael Ferrall, politician
  • Ted Fritsch, football player
  • Herbert J. Grover, educator and politician
  • William C. Hansen, educator and politician
  • David Helbach, politician
  • Kathy Kinney, television actress
  • Dale Klapmeier, Cirrus Aircraft CEO and Co-Founder
  • Anton C. Krembs, politician
  • Clint Kriewaldt, football player
  • Melvin Laird, former U.S. Secretary of Defense (attended)
  • Pete McCann, guitarist
  • Mark Michie, U.S. National Guard Brigadier General
  • Scott D. Berrier, U.S. Army Lieutenant General
  • Lewis T. Mittness, politician
  • H. J. Mortensen, politician
  • William Murat, politician
  • Michael P. Nelson, professor of environmental philosophy and ethics
  • John M. Noel, entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • Laura Osnes, actress
  • Jim Pekol, musician
  • Terry Porter, basketball player and coach
  • Ryan Ramczyk, football player
  • Bary Rose, football player
  • Patrick Rothfuss, author
  • Lolita Schneiders, politician
  • Donna J. Seidel, politician
  • Albert D. Shimek, politician
  • Brad Soderberg, men's head basketball coach
  • Mary Lou E. Van Dreel, politician
  • Daniel P. Vrakas, politician
  • Jordan Zimmermann, baseball player

Acceptance Rate

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point's acceptance rate is 83.6%.

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