UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-SUPERIOR

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is a public university that offers quality academic programs, small class sizes, and financial assistance for international students. Founded in 1893 and located in a scenic region, UW-Superior is nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for its great teaching, vibrant community, engaged students, and successful outcomes. The university is also part of the world-renown University of Wisconsin System.

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND OFFERINGS

UW-Superior offers more than 30 undergraduate programs, including traditional majors such as accounting, biology, business, chemistry computer science, communicating arts, international business, and management, along with various distinctive programs, including aquatic biology, transportation & logistics management, and art therapy.

UW-Superior is committed to providing students a personalized, well-rounded education and excellent training in their chosen field. We have a student–faculty ratio of 17:1 and average class size of 21 help to foster personal relationships between faculty members and students. The university also provides opportunities for active learning both in and outside the classroom through research projects, internships, and off-campus studies.

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MAJORS AND MINORS OFFERED AT UW-SUPERIOR

Location

UW-Superior’s campus is set in a quiet neighborhood in Superior, Wisconsin, located on the shore of Lake Superior, the world’s largest lake. Superior is connected to Duluth, Minnesota by bridge and together they comprise a dynamic mid-sized metro area with a population of 240,000. The area is a popular tourist destination that offers many cultural opportunities and amenities just minutes away from the surrounding lakes, forests and outdoor activities.

Student Life

International students report that a safe, friendly campus makes for a great learning environment. International students are an important part of the campus community and have opportunities to make new friends from around the U.S. and around the world. Most new students live in one of the five university residence halls and enjoy the activities offered at the newly-constructed student center, the Yellowjacket Union, and the recreational opportunities at the state-of-the-art Health and Wellness Center (HWC). Students can also take advantage of the Superior Outdoor Adventure Program (SOAP), and the many UW-Superior student organizations.

Financial Assistance for International Students

UW-Superior offers significant financial assistance to international students through the Non-resident Tuition Waiver (NTW) program, which aims to enhance campus diversity. In recent years, more than 90% of admitted international students have received the NTW Awards of $5500 per year. NTW Scholar Awards, which are worth an additional $2000 per year, are awarded based on academic merit and campus diversity. For the 2010-11 academic year, international students who receive an NTW grant pay between $7600 to $9600 for tuition and fees.

The International Student Experience

International students account for more than 180 of the 2800 students at UW-Superior and represent approximately more than 30 countries. UW-Superior international student have a proud history of high academic achievement, leadership & involvement on campus, athletic excellence, and success after graduation. The Office of International Programs (OIP) takes pride in offering friendly and professional services to UW-Superior’s international students, including free airport pick up service. The OIP is dedicated to helping international students have the best experience possible while at UW-Superior. In addition, the World Student Association is the largest and most active student organization on campus and provides a variety of educational, cultural and social activities. International students have won many university honors and routinely hold a wide range of campus leadership positions.

Climate

The weather in northern Wisconsin offers something for all tastes. Whether it’s the blossoming flowers of spring, pleasantly sunny weather of summer, the brilliantly colored leaves of fall, or the snowy wonderland of winter, there is something for everyone in Superior. Daily high temperature in April-May and October-November is 50° F (10° C), 70° F (21° C) from June to September, and 26° F (-3° C) from December to March. Snow and below zero temperatures are common from December to March.

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