Chances of getting into Concordia University Wisconsin

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.7%
Admission Difficulty for Concordia University Wisconsin
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into CUW and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,188 out of 3,380 applicants were admitted making CUW a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. Concordia University Wisconsin typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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CUW SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Concordia University Wisconsin
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Concordia University Wisconsin
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A

CUW ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
99%
ACT Scores for Concordia University Wisconsin
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Concordia University Wisconsin
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into CUW?

Admission data indicates that CUW regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 99 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Concordia University Wisconsin.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Concordia University Wisconsin admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >76%
23 to 26 Avg + 65%-76%
20 to 23 Avg - 52%-65%
17 to 20 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 17 Low <39%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.34
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Concordia University Wisconsin. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Concordia University Wisconsin was 3.34 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #18 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as CUW accepts 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Concordia University Wisconsin students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 21% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Good
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 20% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 9% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

75% of Concordia University Wisconsin freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Concordia University Wisconsin students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 75%
Bottom 50% of class 25%
Bottom 25% of class 7%

Admission Statistics

Concordia University Wisconsin admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,841 1,539 3,380
Accepted 1,286 902 2,188
Acceptance Rate 70% 59% 65%
Enrolled 342 238 580
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 26% 27%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
201

Applicants have 201 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to CUW before the Aug 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Concordia University Wisconsin and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Concordia University Wisconsin Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Concordia University Wisconsin
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=238616 IPEDS survey data for Concordia University Wisconsin.

Frequently Asked Questions

99% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

65% of those who apply are granted admission to CUW. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 99% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.