University of Wisconsin Superior

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School Overview

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

www.uwsuper.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,439

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 312

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,353

Graduate enrollment: 249

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

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

Education

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

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

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Psychology

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

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Wisconsin-Superior Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(715) 394-8101
Website:www.uwsuper.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://www.uwsuper.edu/admissions/apply/index.cfm
Address:Belknap & Catlin, Superior, WI 54880-4500
Setting:22
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,489
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):41%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,635 (66% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$8,088
Out-of-state Tuition:$15,661
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:73%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,567

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Wisconsin-Superior Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education25
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Health Professions and Related Programs1
History1
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies31
Physical Sciences1
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences4
Visual and Performing Arts31
Grand total1278

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Education23
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies21
Grand total64

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Wisconsin-Superior and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,088
Out-of-state$15,661
Books and supplies$950

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,193
Out-of-state$18,324

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid26173%
Grant or scholarship aid20858%$4,567
Student loan aid19154%$7,300

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,36758%$5,278
Federal student loans1,44861%$7,131

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Wisconsin-Superior. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Wisconsin-Superior students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,356599757
Percent admitted100%75%77%
Percent admitted who enrolled28%29%26%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Wisconsin-Superior Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,489
Undergraduate enrollment2,367
Graduate enrollment122

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Wisconsin-Superior Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (English as a Second Language)
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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