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La Crosse, Wisconsin

UW-La Crosse Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Wisconsin La Crosse

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.4%
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 73% acceptance rate ranking it #23 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,933 out of 6,723 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 37 percent. University of Wisconsin La Crosse typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 43% 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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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

UW-La Crosse ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
99%
ACT Scores for University of Wisconsin La Crosse
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of Wisconsin La Crosse
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 24

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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Wisconsin La Crosse admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >82%
24 to 26 Avg + 73%-82%
22 to 24 Avg - 61%-73%
20 to 22 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 20 Low <48%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Wisconsin 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 73% of students who apply.

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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%

Admission Statistics

University of Wisconsin La Crosse admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,949 2,764 6,723
Accepted 3,026 1,907 4,933
Acceptance Rate 77% 69% 73%
Enrolled 854 1,265 2,119
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 66% 43%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Wisconsin La Crosse and what considerations affect 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

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