Campus Profile

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.


  • Intellectual growth
  • Honesty
  • Individual attention
  • Professionalism
  • 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


Accreditations: the Higher Learning Commission

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Individual academic program accreditations include:

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



uw-superior old mainLocation:
UW-Superior is on the western tip of Lake Superior in the city of Superior, WI, which is part of the Duluth-Superior, MN-WI metropolitan area. 

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:
With a student-to-faculty ration of 14:1 and more than 80 percent of our classes with fewer than 30 students, you will receive individualized attention from your professors and work with your peers to learn, engage and innovate. 

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

Financial Aid:
With more than 89 percent of undergraduate students receiving some sort of financial aid, UW-Superior is committed to offering challenging academic programs to students regardless of their financial status. 

Undergraduate Academic Programs:
Established in a culture of growth, energy, research and respect, a challenging and collaborative academic environment awaits you at UW-Superior. 

With over 45 undergraduate majors and concentrations, you can pursue studies in: 

  • Business 
  • Humanities 
  • Arts 
  • Sciences 
  • Education 
  • Individually designed majors and minors 
  • Pre-professional programs 
  • Dual-degree programs in engineering and forestry, or 
  • Multiple degrees available through our Distance Learning Center

Through active and collaborative learning, critical thinking and reflective judgment, First Year Seminars will introduce you to UW-Superior and college life. Throughout your academic program, grow your communication skills through the Writing Across the Curriculum program and culture Global Awareness through foreign language and culture studies and study abroad programs.

As you complete your Senior Year Experience project, you will integrate each facet of your education into one significant piece of scholarly or creative work. 

Graduate Studies
Explore master's degree programs in sustainable management, education, art therapy and more at UW-Superior. Start at the Graduate Studies Office home page.

Research Centers
UW-Superior hosts and partners with four regionally and nationally reputable research centers. Our undergraduate students have numerous opportunities to gain research experience as they work with these centers on grant- and contract-funded projects for industry and government. 

Our students thrive in the community both on- and off-campus. Through our academic programs, students build relationships with one another and gain deeper understanding through collaborative learning and teamwork. Student organizations actively engage the campus and community through service activities. 

As more than 400 students engage in Academic Service-Learning each semester, they apply skills and knowledge from the classroom in assisting local community organizations and schools. Our student-athletes invest in Superior through reading to elementary schoolchildren and hosting campus events.