Why UW-Superior

"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." UW-Superior Mission Statement

Toward that end, UW-Superior has hosted over 700 international students from more than 60 countries in the last decade. International students say they choose UW-Superior for the reasons below:

  • Strong academic programs. UW-Superior offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and concentrations that emphasize a challenging, well-rounded education and solid professional training. The university is nationally recognized as a member of the University of Wisconsin System, which is one of the largest and strongest public university systems in the United States.
  • Personal attention and instruction. With an average class size of 18, students get a high level of interaction and support from faculty and staff.
  • Quality learning environment. UW-Superior's campus is set in a residential neighborhood that is minutes away from the amenities of a dynamic medium-sized city and the beauty of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world.
  • Affordability and value. More than 90% of UW-Superior international students receive significant financial assistance the Nonresident Tuition Waiver (NTW) Program. In the 2020-2021 academic year, qualified students will receive awards of $5,300 to $7,200 renewable for up to four years.
  • International diversity and student support. The Office of Intercultural Student Success takes pride in offering a warm welcome and helpful services to international students from the moment they arrive at the airport. Currently, more than approximately 200 international students from over 40 countries attend UW-Superior.
  • Excellent career opportunities. A UW-Superior education prepares international students for graduate school studies and successful careers. In a recent study, more than 95% of recent UW-Superior graduates were either employed or enrolled graduate school twelve months after earning their UW-Superior degree.

International students have a long history of high academic achievement, leadership and involvement on campus, athletic excellence, and success in the job market. We encourage international students from around the world to apply to become part of that history.

If you are interested in more information about our university or the many opportunities available to you at UW-Superior, please explore our website further. We also encourage you to complete the online interest form or send an email to international@uwsuper.edu so we can learn more about you and provide you with additional guidance about admission and scholarship opportunities.