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Colleges / University of Wisconsin&-Superior

University of Wisconsin&-Superior

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

UW Superior Admissions

If you want to apply to UW Superior, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the application fee costs $44.

Students who submit their applications to UW Superior for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 16.

UW Superior Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of UW Superior's admissions stats.

UW Superior 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 12%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 4%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 43%
Waitlist No

University of Wisconsin-Superior Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to UW Superior?

UW Superior does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Wisconsin-Superior Admissions

How To Get Into University of Wisconsin-Superior

Getting into UW Superior is not difficult.

In 2021, UW Superior accepted 85% of students, around 1,538 from 1,814 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like UW Superior, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transferring to University of Wisconsin-Superior

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to UW Superior

UW Superior has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does UW Superior Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at UW Superior

Curious about the factors that are considered by UW Superior during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Academic GPA Important
Class Rank Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with UW Superior for more information on admission factors.

UW Superior 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to UW Superior, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with UW Superior's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UW Superior?

Students admitted to UW Superior have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 50% submitted a class rank. At UW Superior 12% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 30% were in the top 25% and 66% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Wisconsin-Superior, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 7.93%
3.75 and 3.99 16.21%
3.50 and 3.74 21.37%
3.25 and 3.49 16.2%
3.00 and 3.24 12.76%
2.50 and 2.9 16.56%
2.00 and 2.49 5.52%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to UW Superior directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

UW Superior looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UW Superior does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 4% of UW Superior's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 43% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UW Superior?

To be competitive with other UW Superior applicants, you should aim to score between 973 and 1305 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UW Superior 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1305 and 25% of scored lower than 973, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UW Superior students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 497.5 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UW Superior students scored 632.5 or higher, and 75% scored a 497.5 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for UW Superior?

To be most competitive at UW Superior, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UW Superior's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UW Superior students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to University of Wisconsin-Superior

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to UW Superior. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in UW Superior during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

UW Superior Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UW Superior?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UW Superior.

Does UW Superior accept transfer credits?

✅ UW Superior accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UW Superior accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Do I have to submit test scores to UW Superior?

✅ UW Superior is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is UW Superior's acceptance rate?

✅ UW Superior has an acceptance rate of 85%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UW Superior?

❌ UW Superior does not offer early decision.

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UW Superior Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into UW Superior? UW Superior is a less selective institution. The UW Superior acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 84 out of every 100 applicants.


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

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above


18 to 24


18 and Less


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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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UW Superior, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.32. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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