University of Wisconsin-Superior

1605 Catlin Ave, Superior, United States
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Overview of University of Wisconsin-Superior

About this school

University of Wisconsin - Superior is a public, comprehensive institution. Founded as a state normal school in 1893, it gained state university status in 1964. Its 230-acre campus is located in Superior, at the western tip of Lake Superior and just six miles south of Duluth, Minnesota.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,368
    • Men:906 (38.3%)
    • Women:1,462 (61.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Wisconsin - Superior is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
Belknap and Catlin|PO Box 2000
City, State, Zip
Superior, WI  54880-4500
Phone
(715) 394-8230
Fax
(715) 394-8407
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
$44
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 16
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
72% of 1,002 applicants were admitted
Women
72% of 563 applicants were admitted
Men
71% of 439 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
481 (67%) of 718 admitted students enrolled
Women
262 (64%) of 407 admitted students enrolled
Men
219 (70%) of 311 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.15
375 And Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
27%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
515-595 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
0%
• Score 500 - 600
13%
• Score 400 - 500
61%
• Score 300 - 400
17%
• Score 200 - 300
9%
Sat Critical Reading
505-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
0%
• Score 500 - 600
22%
• Score 400 - 500
57%
• Score 300 - 400
22%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
19%
• Score 18 - 23
64%
• Score 12 - 17
15%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,109|Out-of-state: $15,682
  • Room & Board: - $6,730 (58.572671888598784%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (8.703220191470844%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,760 (32.724107919930375%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Wisconsin - Superior accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003925
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
277 (81.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
209 (75.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
206 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
44 (21.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$10,795
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 132 (64.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,891
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 173 (84.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,363
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 99 (48.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
21 (6.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,272

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,416 (77.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,170 (82.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,147 (98.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
174 (15.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$11,252
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 765 (66.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,693
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 983 (85.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,187
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 305 (26.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
48 (2.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,699

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,285
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
International Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


114

Part-Time Faculty


110

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


34%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
375
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Wisconsin - Superior provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


72.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


23.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


39.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


44.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (66)


  • Accounting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Transportation/Mobility Management
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Writing, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing, Interdisciplinary studies

Online Degrees


Engineering, forestry

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (17)


  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art Therapy
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Communication--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Mass Communication
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sustainability Management
  • Theater

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


26,869

Nearest Metropolitan Area


230 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
5.3 average low in January, 79.8 average high in September
Rain
134 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
15 mile(s) from campus in Duluth
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Duluth
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


32% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


68%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Yellowjacket
School Colors
Gold and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, riflery, rock climbing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Wisconsin - Superior offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,828

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,368
Women
1,462
Men
906

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.4% Asian
  • 1.8% Black/African-American
  • 2.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 87.9% White
  • 0.5% Unknown

International Students


9.2% from 50 countries

Average Age


25

Number of Graduate Students


222

Student Resources

Study resources