University of Wisconsin--Superior

2014 Quick Stats
Belknap and Catlin, PO Box 2000

Superior, WI 54880-4500

Phone: (715) 394-8101
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#92 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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University of Wisconsin--Superior is a public institution that was founded in 1893. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,550, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 125 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Wisconsin--Superior's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 92. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,946 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,519 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The University of Wisconsin-Superior fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a public liberal arts tradition. Founded in 1893 as a teacher's college, it has grown to a student population of 2,700 with undergraduate, graduate and distance learning programs. The university embraces its size for the personal attention and opportunities for active learning it can provide to students. The university has more than 600 on-campus residents and serves many students who travel daily from throughout the Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota region.

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School type public, coed college
Year founded 1893
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to University of Wisconsin--Superior, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at University of Wisconsin--Superior is $44. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 76 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 76.0%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin--Superior is 14:1, and the school has 57.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Wisconsin--Superior include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; and Public Administration and Social Service Professions. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 18%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21%
Education 19%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 9%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 8%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 6%

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Student Life

University of Wisconsin--Superior has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,550, with a gender distribution of 42.5 percent male students and 57.5 percent female students. At this school, 28 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 72 percent of students live off campus. University of Wisconsin--Superior is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,700
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

University of Wisconsin--Superior offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Wisconsin--Superior also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Wisconsin--Superior, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Wisconsin--Superior.

Students who have cars on campus 60%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Wisconsin--Superior, 69.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,817.

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In-state tuition and fees $7,946 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $15,519 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,160 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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