The University of Wisconsin-Superior was founded in 1893 for education training by Wisconsin legislators as the Superior Normal School. In 1964, the school was reclassified and named Wisconsin State University-Superior. It became part of the University of Wisconsin System in 1971 and attained its present name. U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 “Best Colleges” list ranks the University of Wisconsin-Superior No. 78 in the “Regional Universities (Midwest)” category. The University of Wisconsin, as stated in its mission statement, “fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices.”
The University of Wisconsin-Superior provides a liberal arts education to foster skills like problem solving, organization, and collaboration, and professional training in more than 45 majors, including accounting, biology, business administration, legal studies, psychology, sociology, and transportation and logistics management. Students are introduced into undergraduate education through first-year seminars, and communication skills are emphasized through the Writing Across The Curriculum program. The University of Wisconsin-Superior manages its Global Awareness initiative through study abroad programs, foreign language and cultural studies courses, and finally, requires graduating students to complete and present a scholarly or creative work in the Senior Year Experience initiative. The University of Wisconsin-Superior offers master’s degrees in communication arts, counseling, education administration, instruction, reading, special education, and visual arts.
The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited the University of Wisconsin-Superior since January 1916. The National Association of Schools of Music has also accredited the University of Wisconsin-Superior since September 1983.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior requires applicants submit a completed application, a $44 application fee, a high school transcript, grade point average, class rank, and standardized test scores from either the ACT or SAT. The application deadline is rolling. Graduate admission requirements vary depending on the department, but most require two or three letters of recommendation, a two to three page statement of purpose, official transcripts of previous undergraduate and graduate coursework, and a completed application.
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Old Main 136
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880