A Visit to University of Wisconsin Superior

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By Sue Luse

Campus Overview

Univerity of Wisconsin Superior

The University of Wisconsin Superior is located in Superior, Wisconsin, a city of 27,000 at the western tip of Lake Superior. Many students choose this institution because of its size, small classes, and the the student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.  UW Superior is considered a “hidden gem” in its ability to offer the attributes of a private education at public school costs.


  • Over 2,800 students
  • 900+ students live on campus
  • Lots of international students (over 30 countries represented at UW-Superior)
  • Plenty of first generation students
  • Close knit and friendly student body
  • 56% female


Student Union

  • Average ACT score 21.5
  • Average GPA 3.3
  • Access Bridge Program for marginal students
  • Top majors include Education (Elementary and Secondary), Biology, (Ecology, Aquatic, Fishery Science, and/or Cell/Molecular Focus), Business (Marketing, Management, International and/or Finance concentration), Communications, Psychology,  and unique majors are Transportation and Logistics Management, Art Therapy, Digital Cinema, Interactive Media, and Forensic Chemistry
  • Self-designed majors
  • Pre-Vet, Pre-Med, and Pre-Pharmacy
  • No Nursing
  • Strong music, vocal and theater programs (as well as orchestra and band programs) – 1 in 3 students at UW-Superior are enrolled in a course offered by the Music Department
  • UW Superior has four Research Centers:
  • UW Superior owns an Environmental Science Research Vessel


  • UW Superior offers NCAADIII Hockey and has the biggest Div. III arena in the West.
  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Hockey, Soccer, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball
Our tour guide

Our tour guide

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