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UW-La Crosse Admission Requirements

La Crosse, Wisconsin

Chances of getting into University of Wisconsin La Crosse

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.6%
Admission Difficulty for University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into UW-La Crosse and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,843 out of 6,855 applicants were admitted making UW-La Crosse 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 32 percent. University of Wisconsin La Crosse typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at UW-La Crosse, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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UW-La Crosse SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for University of Wisconsin La Crosse
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for University of Wisconsin La Crosse
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 2018 starting class

UW-La Crosse ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
99%
ACT Scores for University of Wisconsin La Crosse
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of Wisconsin La Crosse
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UW-La Crosse?

Admission data indicates that UW-La Crosse regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 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 University of Wisconsin La Crosse.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Wisconsin La Crosse admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >81%
25 to 27 Avg + 71%-81%
23 to 25 Avg - 59%-71%
21 to 23 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 21 Low <46%
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UW-La Crosse GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.42*
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Wisconsin La Crosse?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UW-La Crosse. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Wisconsin La Crosse was 3.42 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UW-La Crosse accepts 71% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.42 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

High School Class Rank

77% of University of Wisconsin La Crosse freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Wisconsin La Crosse students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 26%
Top 25% of class 77%
Top 50% of class 98%
Bottom 50% of class 2%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Wisconsin La Crosse admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,017 2,838 6,855
Accepted 2,966 1,877 4,843
Acceptance Rate 74% 66% 71%
Enrolled 1,262 917 2,179
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 43% 49% 45%

Admission Requirements

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

University of Wisconsin La Crosse Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
S
Southwest Minnesota State University

Marshall, Minnesota

C
Chicago State University

Chicago, Illinois

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240329 IPEDS survey data for University of Wisconsin La Crosse.

FAQs

Does University of Wisconsin La Crosse prefer SAT or ACT?

99% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Wisconsin La Crosse?

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

What ACT score is required for University of Wisconsin La Crosse?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 27. 99% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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