About UW-Superior

About the University of Wisconsin-Superior

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is a dynamic public university of 2,589 students in the Duluth-Superior MN-WI metro area, which is on the western tip of Lake Superior.

Founded in 1893 as a teachers college, UW-Superior now offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and 5 graduate programs in the sciences, arts and professions. It joined the University of Wisconsin System in 1971.


  • Our size and 14-to-1 student-teacher ratio give faculty members time to engage, challenge and mentor students.
  • Students apply academic knowledge to projects that meet real community needs in the Academic Service-Learning program.
  • Researchers at four institutes study Lake Superior's ecosystem and work to improve the transport and shipping industries in sustainable ways.
  • UW-Superior's graduates are regional and national leaders in government, education, business, the arts and the professions.

Largest majors

  • Elementary Education
  • Communicating Arts
  • Business Administration
  • Biology
  • Physical Education
  • Visual Arts
  • Legal Studies
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Social Work

By the Numbers (2014):

  • 2,589: Total students enrolled
  • 2,455: Undergraduates enrolled
  • 134: Graduate students enrolled
  • 19,800: Community service hours worked by students last year
  • 589: Online (Distance Learning) students
  • 16:1: Student: faculty ratio
  • $2.3 million: dollars in federal research annually

UW-Superior makes Presidents Honor Roll for Community Service