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Colleges / University of Wisconsin&-Superior

University of Wisconsin&-Superior

Superior, WI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

About UW Superior

University of Wisconsin-Superior Overview

University of Wisconsin-Superior is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Superior, Wisconsin. UW Superior was founded in 1893 and the school enrolls around 2,609 students per year, including 2,200 undergrads. UW Superior provides housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! August 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from UW Superior by September 16.

Student Activities 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.

2022 UW Superior Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 85%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 4%
In-State Tuition $6,535
Out-of-State $14,108
Percent of Need Met 69.8%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,894

Is UW Superior a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a college is.

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

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Wisconsin-Superior

It is not difficult to get into UW Superior. The university admitted 85% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 1,814 students applied to UW Superior and 1,538 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UW Superior

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges 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 43% of students who started at UW Superior earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook UW Superior Graduates

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

Check with UW Superior directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UW Superior

Tuition 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 69.8% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $9,894 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $29,221 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

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 not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is UW Superior a good school for you?

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Where is UW Superior?

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

If you are interested in seeing UW Superior for yourself, be sure to 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

UW Superior ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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UW Superior SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

973 - 1305


Math SAT Range

485 - 660


Reading SAT Range

498 - 633

UW Superior Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UW Superior is like? There are approximately 2,609 students enrolled at UW Superior, including 2,200 undergraduate students and 409 graduate students. 74% percent of students attend school full-time, 56% percent are from WI and 44% percent of students are from other states.


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