University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI, USA

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University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
3.56 Average Rating

Gao Kalia from Appleton, WI

a current student here
18 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors here, really want to help you. They know how to teach in a fun way.
Am enjoying being here
The people on campus are very friendly and welcoming. There's lots of things you can do that are on campus. When you do have questions, so many people are willing to help you. The Financial Aid and Bursar's office are so helpful when you have a problem.
Bang for the buck
UWSP has lots of free events you can attend with you point card. There's also rental books rather than buying your books. A BIG PLUS! Everything else is fair price.
Tips for prospective students
Start applying early for grants and scholarships and also acceptance. Always ask questions when you have the resources to.
Great for these types of students
All kinds.
Best majors would Fine Arts or Biology
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Oralia from Burr Ridge, IL

a current student here
9 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The classes are great for any kind of student whether you enjoy large lecture halls, or small sized classes. Every professor takes the time to get to know you on a professional manner and the school environment is safe and friendly.
Am enjoying being here
In my few weeks living in the residence halls I have gathered many memorable experiences. I was fortunate enough to become involved in the Freshman Interest Group, FIG, for my first year. This was a huge positive for me because I came from out of state and FIG allowed me to meet new people that would be living in the same hall as I would be. Our FIG had numerous students that shared the same major, so we all had similar schedules. This was great because I quickly developed friendships and it allowed me to study with peers from my core classes such as Chemistry and Biology. There has yet to be any negatives while living in the residence halls because all the staff and CAs are professional and friendly.
Bang for the buck
Point Cash and Food Dollars allow you to make purchases all over the campus for the things you need.
Tips for prospective students
Try to always get involved in the hall, may it be through programs set up by government or by decorating the hall wings with decorations to show some spirit. Take advantage of all the study areas available to students and the computer lab access in the dorm halls, all which have helped me tremendously since the academic school year began.
Great for these types of students
The numerous majors that are offered are great for anyone who is ambitious, creative, aspiring, hard-working, involved, responsible, and open-minded.
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sarah from Milwaukee, WI

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am a first semester sophomore and I have learned a lot in the past year and a half. Being in a University allows me to learn a lot more in all areas and subjects. I am learning new information and I see how each subject intertwines with each other. I am not only learning in the classroom, but I am also learning how to live on my own, how to be more independent, and money mangement.
Am enjoying being here
I love being here and living on my own. I love the small city and the atmosphere. Everyone here is very nice and helpful. I love having a nature preserve very close by, to take a run or walk.
Bang for the buck
This Universtiy is average to low priced. It will be worth the money in the end.
Tips for prospective students
I would say get to know your professors. This is a small university, so you can get to know your professors if you really wanted to. Also, take the time to look around you and notice the beauty of the outdoors.
Great for these types of students
This is a good university for people who want a small, outdoorsy, relaxing, green, eco-friendly, and fun place to learn.
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Jacquleyn from Mondovi, WI

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The classes are small enough so you can get to know your teachers and ask for help on a one on one basis.
Am enjoying being here
I am from a small town. I like that I can pretty much see the same people every day, but there are plenty of new people to meet on the campus!
Bang for the buck
It's cheaper than other Universities like say UW-EC, and we are very well known for certain majors (wildlife, athletic training,etc.) so I would definitely check to see if we have your major.
Tips for prospective students
I am going into my second semester here, and I have 30 credits. Take as many college credits as you can in high school! This will not only knock off time, but also they higher the credits the sooner you get to sign up for classes (giving you the better teachers)! Also, visit as many schools as you can, not only on a campus tour, but stay with some friends you know there to get the feel for it.
Great for these types of students
Stevens Point is great for small town students, outdoors students, wellness students, but also for artsy students, and computer savvy students.
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Daniel from Tomahawk, WI

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a great college to attend if you prefer a generally smaller sized campus. Class sizes tend to be smaller as a result which I find very beneficial. Additionally most professors are welcome to questions and will often meet outside of class to help when asked.
Tips for prospective students
Be careful of bottleneck courses, which are courses that a large number of students are required to take to get a degree but only a limited number of classes are offered. These classes fill up very quickly and thus require students to be put on a waiting list. These waiting lists fill up very quickly so it is imperative that you get on the list as soon as the course fills up.
Academic Rigor
The academic rigor at this college is about moderate plus in my opinion. Some classes are going to be more intensive than others. However the more intensive classes tend to be the 300 and 400 level courses which is to be expected.
Dorm Life
The dorm life at UWSP is pretty good in my opinion. Within the dorm communities there are many programs put on by the community advisers which are beneficial to the residents. There are plenty of quiet places to study and a nice computer lab in each dorm.
Food and Dining
The university has a student run dining service which has gained a lot of attention for being one of the best student run dining facilities in the state. The food is pretty good as well! Also there is quite a good variety among the different facilities.
What to do for fun
There are many fields for playing football, soccer, baseball, and just about anything else. There are many athletic clubs such as the disc golf club. There are many parks to visit with many great fishing spots.
Bang for the buck
For what you are paying for it would be next to impossible to receive a better education.
Great for these types of students
Stevens Point is very well known for being the best college for natural resource majors in the country so it should come as no surprise that if your into natural resources you should go here.
Clubs and Activities
Like i mentioned previously there is a disk golf club and they are very involved in the various courses in the portage county area. There are many other great clubs as well including ones relative to various majors.
Campus Safety
There is a campus patrol and they are very friendly people. There are also many emergency beacons throughout the campus.
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Katie from Stevens Point, WI

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I'm a College of Natural Resources major in Resource Management: Environmental Ed/Interpretation and going for certification in Wetland Sciences. The professors at this school for any discipline are amazing! It's a small enough school that they take time to get to know you, and you build relationships with them so they can be used as references! The teachers understand that everyone is going for a different major and they know not everyone is good at every class. Very fair graders and willing to work with students needs. Plus, they offer all sorts of gym courses from rock climbing to tennis, badminton, taekwondo (which I volunteer and teach at the University! and in TKD Club!) and others like CPR, so even if you're not a fan of gym, you can find something for you!
Am enjoying being here
I love this college, it is laid back, people are very friendly and willing to get to know one another. The campus offers free entertainment every weekend that is totally free as long as you have your student ID. Plus there is Schmeeckle Reserve located on campus for those nature lovers! Which offers trails for hiking, walking, biking and skiing. There are SO many clubs here to choose from like lacrosse, rugby, taekwondo, paintball, archery and many, many more; those are just the few I am in! You will not find a dull moment on this campus.
Bang for the buck
UW Stevens Point is great for its relative inexpensive tuition. Obviously its a four year college, so you do need to live on campus the first two years, but it is really fun when you take time to get to know people. Also, the tuition includes bus fares so you can ride the city buss for free just showing your student ID and its easy access to Walmart, Michaels, Game Stop, Best Buy, Target anywhere really! Plus, you get a Point Card, which has your meal plans on it, and Dawg/Food Dollars (for the C-Store on campus) and you can put Point Cash on it so you can eat at places like KFC, Taco Bell, Perkins and many others (not just food places) just with a swipe of your card. Plus, you use your Point Card to rent textbooks, which is included in tuition! It's nice not having to buy all your books and try and re-sell them later. There are also new released movies to watch at discounted rates in the Encore on campus, tickets are free with UWSP ID and only $3 without! Enjoy all the campus has to offer with comedians and hypnotists alike in the University Center for free as well. If you need a job, the website has all the opportunities on campus, I'm involved in Snow Crew which is a really nice job, early mornings but great pay and fun company. There are hundreds of jobs available just go to the Student Involvement and Employment Office and ask around.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you apply for scholarships the summer before freshman year! Look into your major for the school you want and see if there are incoming freshman scholarships. Pack light, you don't need your whole wardrobe if you're moving into the dorms, just bring basics, you can always get the rest later or at Christmas. Just remember the first few weeks will be hardest away from friends and loved ones, even if you don't think so, it will so be prepared for home-sickness and maybe bring something with you that will be a piece of home in your room. Don't forget to bring an open mind and also keep your door open! Also if you're interested in clubs, don't be afraid to get involved! It's very easy to get started in a club at any point in the semester; I joined Taekwondo Club freshman year, and have been teaching ever since! It's a great opportunity to meet hundreds of people and teach everyday, plus if you take on leadership roles you get very good at public speaking, especially if you're like me and teach to hundreds of students a day! Good luck with your college plans and I hope to see you at UWSP soon!
Great for these types of students
UWSP is great for all types of students, whether you are the artsy, theater type who lives a charismatic life or the outdoorsy person who wants to hunt and fish, there's something here for everyone. There are hundreds of clubs and student organizations that you will hear about in the first weeks of classes and throughout your adventures in college but it is up to you to try a few and see what you like, it might take a while, but if you look there is always something new and exciting to take part in.
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Morgan from Stevens Point, WI

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
This University allows you to learn in more than just the classroom, there are hundreds of ways to get involved on campus, and everyone is incredibly friendly. This is my third year at this University, and I feel more at home here than in the town I grew up in. You will definitely be welcomed.
Am enjoying being here
I have never felt more at home than on this campus, there's always something going on, despite Stevens Point being a smaller town. Everyone welcomes you as if they've known you always.
Bang for the buck
This is the best University in the State for Arts, as well as the best in the Midwest for all Natural Resources programs. It is also the origin of the NWI, or the National Wellness Institute.
Tips for prospective students
Don't be afraid to get involved, there will be something that you find works for you. Talk to other people in your dorm, or in the seat next to you, you never know, they may turn out to become your best friend.
Great for these types of students
Outgoing, Naturalistic, athletic, Studious, Fun loving. basically everyone can find something that they will fall in love with on this campus.
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Mai from Milwaukee, WI

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Point is a safe environment because it's such a small and quiet town, that whomever goes there, will feel secured . It is also very friend and can really pull in people into clubs to make them feel welcome. Lastly, UWSP is a college that really wants their students to do well academically but also in their future when they graduate from there.
Tips for prospective students
Some tips are that when looking for a college to attend to, look for one that will really benefit your future and yourself. A college is a big step for a lot of people and you want to find one that will make you a better person but will make you work harder for yourself.
Academic Rigor
Point could be rigorous or not depending on the classes that you take. When you're getting into your core classes, then definitely it will get harder, but hey, it's something that you enjoy doing. Also if you're having a hard time, class sizes are small and intimate so it won't feel so competitive when needing help from a professor.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is amazing! The people are great and you get to choose who your room mate is or get randomly put into a room with one. People are nice even if you don't know them and you do get to build life long relationships with your room mate, whether you knew them or not. Also, the dorms are safe and quiet and the RA's do really enforce rules for everyone's safety and just for the community itself.
Food and Dining
You get to use your meal swipes for everything basically! Determining how much swipes you get, you really have no limit. The food is great and only strives for the healthiness of the student body. Definitely a great thing!
What to do for fun
There are a lot of activities and events that are always going on in UW-Stevens Point. You are always emailed daily to get news about what will be going on for the day and how you can get involved in different clubs and activities. There are also group fitness every night that can also intrigue you, but once you make new friends, there are places that are walking distance that many young people go to, to have fun.
Bang for the buck
UW-Stevens Point overall is a great school. It's not too small, but not too big either. I'd say it's perfect size. It's only goal is to make the life of the student body better and to make them academically challenged but for the career. Definitely a great school to go to because there's just so much to do at Point even though it's a small town.
Great for these types of students
Point isn't really diverse, so it emphasizes on cultural differences. Point wants equal distribution to all students whether the different race or not. So if you're a minority, come to Point definitely, they want you!
Clubs and Activities
The clubs and activities at Point are a great way to getting to know more and new people and get involved into campus activities and really feel important in the communities. The clubs are always welcoming and there are many flyers and announcements of what each club is always doing. Always be on a lookout!
Campus Safety
Campus safety is highly tolerated at Point. Everyone is safe and no one feels neglected and endangered. There are security cameras and call/emergency boxes outside everywhere if you ever need help.
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Megan from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
the university os wisconsin-stevens point is a great school. there are many teachers who care about their students. the education recieved is outstanding; i feel like i will be ready for my career when i graduate.
Tips for prospective students
take a walk around campus and see where the buildings are. they call the buildings by their initials, so it may be tricky to find your way around according to your schedule.
Academic Rigor
teachers are always willing to help you with any questions you have. they all have office hours and are excited to see you when you come in to talk. i've noticed a lot of powerpoints and word documents for the style of lecture but there is a lot of hands on during labs as well.
Dorm Life
i'm not sure, i didn't live in the dorms.
Food and Dining
there are many cafes around the campus that students can use their campus card and cash as well.
What to do for fun
the campus sends out email everyday for extra events going on around campus. there are a hand full of sand vollyball courts as well as a lake to run around.
Bang for the buck
i think it is worth going to uwsp. it is in a smaller town so there is a little bit of less distractions going on, but at the same time there is still many activities to do in the spare time you may have.
Great for these types of students
great for students who want to escape from big cities, but not be bored.
Clubs and Activities
there are many activities on campus available to everyone at no cost, you name it they have it.
Campus Safety
there are alarm buttons around campus that students can press if they are in danger and they notifiy the police who will be there within minutes.
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Ariana from Baraboo, WI

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
stevens point is a beautiful campus and is very environmentally conscious. it has a beautiful campus with a reserve and hiking trails right by the dorms. it is an amazing place if you are into natural resources and being around nature.
Tips for prospective students
the first tip is to get involved as much as you can, join clubs and go to as many free events as you can. be social, try to meet new people, and talk to strangers. also go in for help if you need it, most professors want to help you.
Academic Rigor
the classes are moderately difficult. as long as you do all of your work and readings you will do great. it is not difficult to succeed if you put in the work.
Dorm Life
dorm life is a great experience here. there are always activities going on and you are encouraged to leave your door open and meet new people. this staff members are always nice and helpful.
Food and Dining
stevens point has its own dinning service and they try to get most of their ingredients from local farms or stores. there is usually a variety and i enjoy the food. the only complaint i would have is that the hours of operation aren't always the best.
What to do for fun
going downtown stevens point on a saturday is a nice change, there are a lot of cute shops and good places to eat. go into the nature reserve that's on campus, it's beautiful and a nice place to relieve stress. go to free concerts, a lot of the bands that play are good and it's free entertainment.
Bang for the buck
uwsp has a text book rental system so you don't have to pay for your books which is a huge relief. it is also one of the cheapest schools in wisconsin but keeps the education at a high level. it is incredibly reasonably priced.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
the natural reserve on campus is something beautiful that you usually don't see at other universities. we have an eco dorm that runs mostly off of solar power.
Great for these types of students
anyone who likes the outdoors, hunting, fishing, anyone who is interested in natural resources or ecology.
Clubs and Activities
there are plenty of clubs and activities for people with many different interests.
Greek Life
i am not involved in greek life. it doesn't seem to be a huge deal on campus but it would be a good way to meet people and be involved.
Campus Safety
it is a smaller city and stevens point is one of the safest cities in wisconsin. there is always campus security around if there's ever an emergency.
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