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Chances of getting into Concordia University Wisconsin


Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Concordia University Wisconsin
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow
How hard is it to get into CUW and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at CUW is 71%.  It ranks #10 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. CUW is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 2,475 out of 3,509 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent (SAT 0/0 ACT 20/26). Concordia University Wisconsin typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.47. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The CUW application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jul 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Concordia University Wisconsin. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 99% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

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
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

CUW ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Concordia University Wisconsin
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Concordia University Wisconsin
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Concordia University Wisconsin admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >81%
23 to 26 Avg + 71%-81%
20 to 23 Avg - 59%-71%
17 to 20 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 17 Low <46%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

What GPA do you need to get into Concordia University Wisconsin?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into CUW. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Concordia University Wisconsin was 3.47 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 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 71% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

Similar Requirements

High School Class Rank

61% of Concordia University Wisconsin freshman were in the top twenty five percent 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 32%
Top 25% of class 61%
Top 50% of class 89%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Concordia University Wisconsin admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,780 1,729 3,509
Accepted 1,367 1,108 2,475
Acceptance Rate 77% 64% 71%
Enrolled 307 226 533
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 20% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2022
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 0 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Concordia University Wisconsin is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Concordia University Wisconsin and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Concordia University Wisconsin Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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.


Does Concordia University Wisconsin prefer SAT or ACT?

99% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Concordia University Wisconsin?

71% of those who apply are granted admission to CUW. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Concordia University Wisconsin?

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.