University of Wisconsin-Superior - Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

University of Wisconsin - Superior
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University of Wisconsin-Superior Description:

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is a comprehensive public university whose small size gives it the feel of a liberal arts college. The school is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges and bills itself as "Wisconsin's Leading Public Liberal Arts College." The university is located in the northwestern tip of the state just across the bay from Duluth, Minnesota. Students have easy access to both the Duluth metro area and the outdoor recreation to be found around Lake Superior and the nearby forests. Students can choose from more than 30 majors; business, biology, and education are among the most popular fields of study. The university prides itself on the meaningful interactions between students and faculty, a relationship that is supported by an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 21. In athletics, the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets compete in the NCAA Division III Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). The university fields six men's and eight women's Division III sports. Popular sports include ice hockey, soccer, basketball, and track and field.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,489 (2,367 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 77% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,088 (in-state); $15,661 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $950 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,590
  • Other Expenses: $3,630
  • Total Cost: $19,258 (in-state); $26,831 (out-of-state)

University of Wisconsin-Superior Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 73%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 58%
    • Loans: 54%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,567
    • Loans: $7,300

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Art, Biology, Business Administration, Communicating Arts, Elementary Education, Legal Studies, Physical Education, Social Work, Fine Arts, Psychology, Sociology, Biology, History

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 68%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 22%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 43%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Wisconsin-Superior Mission Statement:

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"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."

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