Welcome to UW-Superior Top of Page

The General Catalog 2016-2017 describes the university's undergraduate and graduate academic programs, courses and procedures. It provides information you need to apply for admission, financial aid and campus housing, pay tuition and fees, and take full advantage of the student services we provide.

Our Mission Top of Page

In addition to the system and core missions, UW-Superior has a select mission: The University of Wisconsin-Superior fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention, embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices, and engages the community and region.  To accomplish these ends, the university will:

  • Provide students with transformative, collaborative, flexible and career-relevant learning experiences.
  • Deliver innovative programs that enhance the vitality of the region.
  • Be a diverse community that attracts, supports, and recognizes high-achieving students and employees.
  • Establish and maintain an infrastructure to promote accountability, sustainability, and continuous improvement.


Arrange a Campus Visit Top of Page

If you're considering applying to UW-Superior, we urge you to visit us. An admissions counselor will meet with you and your family to answer all your questions. You can learn more about financial aid, tour campus, talk to current students, sit in on a class, talk to professors, or meet with an athletic coach.

To arrange a guided campus visit, contact our Admissions Office by calling (715) 394-8230 or by e-mailing Additional admissions information for undergraduate and graduate students is available online at

Our University Top of Page

The University of Wisconsin-Superior helps students attain the knowledge, skills and experiences to succeed in their careers and beyond. We do that by focusing on our strengths: small classes, world-class research facilities, renowned performing arts centers, one-on-one contact with professors, an emphasis on active learning, and a supportive environment. The university is one of 13 comprehensive universities in the University of Wisconsin System and it shares in the UW System mission. UW-Superior is designated Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System's Board of Regents and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.

Our Community Top of Page

Superior offers the convenience of city living and the year-round recreational opportunities of the Northland.

Situated in the northwest corner of Wisconsin, Superior overlooks the western tip of Lake Superior. This historic city of 27,000 remains an important Great Lakes port and transportation hub while also providing jobs in manufacturing, retail and education. The city combines with neighboring Duluth, Minnesota, to provide a rich metro setting with live entertainment and shopping as well as numerous opportunities for internships and careers.

The city is located just five minutes from Duluth and Lake Superior, and just a short drive from fishing, hiking, skiing, biking and other outdoor activities.