University of Wisconsin-Superior: Narrative Description

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Belknap and Catlin
PO Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880-4500
Tel: (715)394-8101
Admissions: (715)394-8298
Fax: (715)394-8407
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of Wisconsin System. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1893. Setting: 230-acre small town campus. Endowment: $6.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $991,820. Educational spending 2003-04: $5316 per student. Total enrollment: 2,804. Faculty: 189 (112 full-time, 77 part-time). 909 applied, 77% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 82% from top half. 3 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,078 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 468 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 32 other countries, 43% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 26% 25 or older, 22% live on campus, 0% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; interdisciplinary studies; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at College of St. Scholastica, Northland College, University of Minnesota, Duluth. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, ACT. Required for some: minimum 2.6 high school GPA, recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $4808 full-time, $282.08 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,854 full-time, $700.67 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $4342. College room only: $2502. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 45 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Student Activities Board, Residence Hall Association, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: Student Activities Board Comedy Shop, New Student Orientation, Family Weekend Orientation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 600 college housing spaces available; 550 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Jim Dan Hill Library with 467,700 books, 105,398 microform titles, 753 serials, 5,467 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $843,024. 161 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Superior is Wisconsin's leading port of entry and is located at the head of Lake Superior at the northwest corner of the state. The largest iron ore dock, grain elevator and briquette plant in the world are here at Superior. The area is a leading summer and winter recreation resort. Along with neighbor city Duluth, MN, the area offers a wide range of music, theater, shopping, and recreational opportunities.

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