University of Wisconsin-Superior
Superior, WI, USA

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University of Wisconsin-Superior
3.41 Average Rating

Nicole from Superior, WI

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
UWS has a small community feel to it. Its a great place to go to feel welcome and secure! There are small class sizes and the teachers really connect with you!
Tips for prospective students
Visit the campus! No matter what school you want to go to always go and size it up first. It might not be what your looking for, and always keep your options open!
Academic Rigor
The class sizes are small so you get the individual time you need from your teachers, but just because it's a smaller campus doesn't mean that the work load is smaller. The teachers at UWS challenge you and push you to work hard!
Dorm Life
Living in the dorms is the best way to meet new people. At UWS every resident hall has floor or building activities about once a month. Last year two resident halls worked together to pull off an amazing end of the year party!
Food and Dining
The food at UWS is mind blowing! It isn't your average cafeteria food. The cooks go the extra mile to make sure the menu is always changing. I have to say my favorite is the sushi!
What to do for fun
There are always things going on around campus. There are tons of different clubs and groups to get involved in and sometimes the clubs do things for the rest of the student body! At UW-Superior we have a Barbecue club that cooks out in the middle of campus and gives out free food! There are movie nights,grocery bingo, bible studies, and even open mic nights where any one can get up and show off a talent!
Bang for the buck
Tuition every where is outrageous. It's hard finding a school that is worth the huge amounts that you're paying, but I would say UWS is one of the few. You get the one on one time you need with your teachers and an over all quality education for an average price.
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A Sophomore from a Big City

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
It's basically hit or miss at Superior. We have a lot of talented teachers, but we also have a lot of new teachers who are still learning their own style. So far, in my experience, I'd say we have great professors in the Music, Business, Computer Science, Math, and English departments.
Am enjoying being here
I won't lie, a lot of students go home, go hunting, or go out partying on the weekends. However, there are students who don't. Either way, there are all sorts of students here and lots of student organizations. Having Lake Superior and Duluth so close doesn't hurt!

We also have GREAT study abroad programs for being a small school. I recently studied in Scotland for 100 days and the cost for the program was way cheaper than what my friends at bigger schools have to pay for similar programs. Plus, I got to live in a castle and meet amazing professors (both Scottish and American)! Check it out.
Bang for the buck
This school is super cheap considering that everything is under construction or brand new! The new buildings are really amazing. The dorms are pretty nice compared to other UW schools. We'll have a new dorm in a couple years! If you're considering UMD, just know that UW Superior has much better food than UMD and it's smaller, so it's easy to get help when you need it. Also, you can take classes at UMD or St Scholastica while staying enrolled at UWS!
Tips for prospective students
It's pretty easy to get in here. And everything is pretty well explained during the orientations. My advice would be to get involved in things and meet a lot of people. The school gets small fast! ;)
Great for these types of students
Anyone and everyone goes here. I was surprised how many non-traditional students go here when I first came. Now, though, I love them! They bring a new perspective into classes and I've had some great conversations with them that I wouldn't have had with a 'typical' college student.
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Transfer from Southern MN

a past student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
UW-Superior was the best fit for me. I made great friends, studied abroad, was on the soccer team, a member of the choir and leader of an organization. I was able to do everything here.
Tips for prospective students
- Choose the college you can see yourself at (this will be your home for at least the next four years)
- Get involved on-campus. A lot of the time people transfer because they don't put themselves out there and try new things. In order to enjoy college, you have to step outside your bubble and experience it.
- Beware of the party scene (especially you freshmen)
- Procrastination is inevitable, but be prepared for the consequences.
- Take responsibility for your own future. Don't wait for your parents or someone else to figure things out for you. Just step up and do it.
Academic Rigor
Your professors the first few years in college will pile a lot of homework and busy work on you. The higher you get into your major the more concentrated your studies become. Have fun with those random gen eds because once they are done, you're going to wish you had them back.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is great! You get to meet a ton of new people and always know what's going on (especially on the weekends). Remember to keep an open door policy the first few weeks of school, so you are able to meet people.
Food and Dining
The food is great. Nice variety and decent hours of operation.
What to do for fun
More like what isn't there to do for fun? If you go out and experience new things, you will never run out of things to do. Join Outdoor Adventures and kayak Lake Superior at midnight or go cavediving at the Apostle Islands. Get into music, and join the choir like I did. You have never met professors so passionate about what they do than in the Holden Fine Arts Building. Try out for a sports team. I came here for soccer and have had the best experience ever! Go out and explore campus as well as the Twin Ports area; there is sooooo much for you to do, try and see!
Bang for the buck
Great cost for tuition. Lowest in the Twin Ports area (way lower than St. Scholastica and UMD) and even in the UW System (just compare Madison to UW-Superior and you'll see what I mean.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
YU is a great hang out spot, especially at lunch and dinner. Dorms are where you relax.
Great for these types of students
UW-Superior is great for all types of students from high school graduates to transfers. They make you feel at home here.
Clubs and Activities
Lots of variety. During my time at UW-Superior, I was on numberous intramural teams including dodgeball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, flag football, IM Olympics and broomball.
I was a member and President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee where I got to work with other athletic team leaders on fundraising and evnets.
I was a choir member and participated in numerous choir concerts.
Campus Safety
The Campus Safety on campus are a great group of people. They take the time to get to know you.
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Christina from Mason, WI

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
University has a smaller student enrollment then most schools which helps making friends and knowing your professors easier. In small classroom sizes, questions get answered by teachers instantly. There are also plenty of programs to get involved in, to help in meeting people.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved as much as you possibly can. It looks good on resumes and you also develop great social skills which will benefit you in the future.
Academic Rigor
The teachers at UW-Superior are super helpful in answering questions you may have.
Dorm Life
There are Floor programs every month in the dorms where your RA will plan some kind of fun activity to get everyone on the floor familiar with each other and to create a fun atmosphere in your living space.
Food and Dining
The cafeteria is pretty new, and has a lot of different options for anyones taste.
What to do for fun
I am an athlete at the school, and enjoy every minute of competing. I spend a lot of time in the Wellness Center getting in shape.
Bang for the buck
There are a lot of new buildings at the school and more activities being developed each year.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Even though we do not have a football team, there still is a homecoming week where each day of the week you dress up according what was picked.
Great for these types of students
Anyone who likes a smaller school or one on one time with teachers belongs here. People who are fond of outdoor activities should also be here with the Big Lake right by us and a wonderful outdoor program there's a lot to explore.
Clubs and Activities
There's a club or activity to satisfy almost anyones hobbies. If there isn't you can create your own club and get the campus involved in what you have to share.
Greek Life
I had a friend in Greek Life who seemed to enjoy it but I don't here too much about it.
Campus Safety
Campus security is always there to help.
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Kimberly from Redwood Falls, MN

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
High quality educational experience, wonderful instructors, superior assistance from all staff members
Tips for prospective students
Be open with academic advisors, look into all options for degree choices...Be aware of what you want to do once graduated and that your courses and degree can be used for what you want to do for a job
Academic Rigor
courses are hard but if you apply yourself and spend the time studying you will be just fine
Dorm Life
I live off campus
Food and Dining
I live off campus
What to do for fun
I live in MN and take all my classes online
Clubs and Activities
live in MN not involved on campus
Campus Safety
Heard it is very good
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