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Your chances of getting into University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

76.6%
Admission Difficulty for University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at UW-Eau Claire is 76.6%.  Its admission rate is the 15th lowest in Wisconsin.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into UW-Eau Claire and can you get accepted?

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 7,971 out of the 10,403 who applied were admitted.

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.59. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into UW-Eau Claire?

77% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of Wisconsin Eau Claire you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.59 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 23 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

UW-Eau Claire GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.59

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Wisconsin Eau Claire?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into UW-Eau Claire are to have around a 3.59 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.59 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UW-Eau Claire accepts 77% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at UW-Eau Claire is 3.59 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #5 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since UW-Eau Claire is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.6 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted University of Wisconsin Eau Claire students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 10.55% Good
3.75 to 3.99 27.88% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 23.96% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 18.93% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 13.84% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 4.79% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.05% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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UW-Eau Claire SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 97% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting SAT 

-
SAT Scores for University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
SAT Scores for University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

UW-Eau Claire ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

21-26 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

97%
ACT Scores for University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 20
Math 25th Percentile 19
Composite 25th Percentile 21
ACT Scores for University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 25
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into UW-Eau Claire?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to UW-Eau Claire is 23, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 21 and 26.  The school ranks #14 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 23. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 21 and score in the score in the top 43 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as University of Wisconsin Eau Claire is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into UW-Eau Claire for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 23 score has around 77% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 88% with a 26 ACT score.

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >88%
23 to 26 Avg + 77%-88%
21 to 23 Avg - 67%-77%
19 to 21 Reach 55%-67%
Less than 19 Low <55%
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High School Class Rank

85% of University of Wisconsin Eau Claire freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 48% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Wisconsin Eau Claire students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 48%
Top 50% of class 85%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,555 3,848 10,403
Accepted 5,158 2,813 7,971
Acceptance Rate 79% 73% 77%
Enrolled 1,291 843 2,134
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 30% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

63

Applicants have 63 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Wisconsin Eau Claire is $25.

Application Requirements

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

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240268 IPEDS survey data for University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

FAQs

Does University of Wisconsin Eau Claire prefer SAT or ACT?

97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Wisconsin Eau Claire?

77% of those who apply are granted admission to UW-Eau Claire. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Wisconsin Eau Claire?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. The average ACT score is 23. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.