Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College

Campus Profile

About UW-Superior

Campus Profile

Mission Statement:
The University of Wisconsin-Superior fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices.

We value intellectual growth, honesty, individual attention, professionalism, and respect for others and the diversity of peoples and cultures.

Comprehensive public university in the University of Wisconsin System.
Member -- Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges

University of Wisconsin-Superior is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504, 312-263-0456.

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

Individual academic program accreditations include:

  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Association of Schools of Music



uw-superior old mainLocation:
Superior, Wisconsin, a city of 27,000 at the western tip of Lake Superior.

How to get here:
Superior is accessible by Interstate 35 in Minnesota and U.S. Highway 53 in Wisconsin. Scheduled airline service is available to neighboring Duluth, Minnesota. View Map and Directions.

Class size:
Student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. More than 80 percent of classes have fewer than 30 students.

uw-superior facultyFaculty:
168 (112 full time, 56 part time).

Financial Aid:
UW-Superior is committed to offering challenging academic programs to students regardless of their financial status. More than 89 percent of undergraduate students receive some sort of financial aid, including grants, loans, scholarships, on-campus jobs and out-of-state tuition waivers.

Undergraduate Academic Programs:
UW-Superior provides a challenging academic environment where dedicated professors work with students in a culture of growth, energy, research and respect.
The university offers more than 45 undergraduate majors and concentrations in business, humanities, the arts, science, and education along with individually designed majors and minors; pre-professional programs; and dual-degree programs in engineering and forestry. Four majors, including an individually designed major, are available through our Distance Learning Center.

The undergraduate academic experience at UW-Superior engages students through active learning. First Year Seminars introduce students to college through active and collaborative learning, critical thinking and reflective judgment. All academic programs foster student communication skills through a Writing Across The Curriculum program. An initiative in Global Awareness, including study abroad programs, foreign language and culture studies, and a minor in global studies, helps students prepare to be world citizens. The Senior Year Experience requires each graduating student to complete and present a significant scholarly or creative work.

More information about Undergraduate Academic Programs

Graduate Studies
UW-Superior's Graduate Studies Program offers these degrees:

Research Centers
UW-Superior hosts or is a partner in several research centers that have built regional and national reputations for their work. Research centers conduct a variety of grant- and contract-funded projects for industry and government. Undergraduate students have numerous opportunities to gain research experience working at these centers.

Students at UW-Superior become part of a community both on and off campus. Academic programs stress collaborative learning and teamwork. Each semester more than 400 students take part in courses with an Academic Service-Learning component, in which they use skills learned in the classroom to assist community organizations and schools. Student-athletes serve as role models by reading to school children and hosting campus events. Many student organizations organize service activities to benefit Superior and the campus community.


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