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Colleges / University of Wisconsin-Superior

About UW Superior

University of Wisconsin-Superior is a public, state school in a suburban setting in Superior, Wisconsin. UW Superior was founded in 1893 and now enrolls around 2,559 students a year, including 2,164 undergrads. UW Superior offers on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UW Superior! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of UW Superior's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? UW Superior students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at UW Superior, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? UW Superior has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UW Superior on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at UW Superior on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! August 1, 2022 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should hear from UW Superior by September 16.

2021 UW Superior Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 81%
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 4%
In-State Tuition $6,535
Out-of-State $14,108
Percent of Need Met 73%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,212

Is UW Superior a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at all of these areas to get a better sense of what UW Superior offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for University of Wisconsin-Superior

It is slightly difficult to get into UW Superior. UW Superior admitted 81% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 760 students applied to UW Superior and 616 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UW Superior

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 65% of students who start at UW Superior come back for their second year of college. Around 44% of students who started at UW Superior earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook UW Superior Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UW Superior

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. UW Superior meets 73% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UW Superior full-time are awarded $10,212 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $30,220 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UW Superior. Based on this information, how does UW Superior sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is UW Superior a good school for you?

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Where is University of Wisconsin-Superior Located?

UW Superior is located in the suburban setting of Superior, Wisconsin.

If you want to see UW Superior for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take State Highway 53 to Superior, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Duluth International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UW Superior and Superior are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Belknap and Catlin PO Box 2000 Superior, WI 54880-4500

Campus Setting: Suburban

UW Superior Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UW Superior is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UW Superior is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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UW Superior ACT Scores


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918 - 1170


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463 - 588


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470 - 580

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UW Superior Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at UW Superior is like? There are approximately 2,559 students enrolled at UW Superior, including 2,164 undergraduate students and 395 graduate students. 73% percent of students attend school full-time, 58% percent are from WI and 42% percent of students are from other states.


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