University of Wisconsin Superior

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The University of Wisconsin–Superior, often referred to by its nicknames UW–Superior, UWS or just Superior, is a coeducational, four-year, accredited public university in Superior, Wisconsin. UW–Superior is a regionally accredited institution that offers bachelor’s, master’s and specialist degrees in a wide array of disciplines and academic fields of study. Total enrollment at UW–Superior is approximately 2,800, composed of 2,500 undergraduate and 300 graduate students. Even though the university offers graduate programs, it’s considered primarily an undergraduate institution.

The university was founded in 1893 as Superior Normal School, an institution established with the primary purpose of training teachers. In 1926, the school’s name was changed to Superior State Teachers College–more in line with its primary mission of educating teachers. In 1964, the college was reclassified as a university and its name was changed once more–this time to Wisconsin State University–Superior. Today, the university has been designated as a liberal arts institution and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a consortium of 26 public higher education institutions dedicated to promoting awareness of the value of public liberal arts education.

UW–Superior awards bachelor’s and master’s degees in a variety of disciplines and academic fields of study, including art, music, biology, botony, ecology, business, communications, education, computer science, art therapy, physical sciences, psychology, public administration, social sciences and liberal arts. The university accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

General Information

Admission Office

Belknap and Catlin, PO Box 2000

Superior, WI 54880

(715) 394-8230

Fax: (715) 394-8407

Contact: Tonya Roth

Director of Admission
Main Address

Belknap and Catlin, PO Box 2000

Superior, WI 54880

(715) 394-8101

Total undergrads: 2,439

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 312

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,353

Graduate enrollment: 249


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $44

Online application fee: $44
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 70%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Aquatic Biology/Limnology B
Biology B
Botany B
Cellular Biology/Histology B
Ecology B
Environmental Biology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Art Therapy B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B
Paralegal/Legal Assistance C
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Public Policy Analysis B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B
Police Science B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Transportation & Materials Moving

Transportation & Materials Moving – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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