CUW Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Concordia University Wisconsin
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 RangeNot Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT-
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||N/A|
|SAT Math 25th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 25th||N/A|
|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
Applicants Submitting ACT99%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.34
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
75% of Concordia University Wisconsin freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||26%||27%|
Applications are DueAug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply131
Applicants have 131 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|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Concordia University Wisconsin and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.