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Chances of getting into University of Wisconsin La Crosse

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
75%
Admission Difficulty for University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into UW-La Crosse and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UW-La Crosse is 75%.  It ranks #13 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Wisconsin La Crosse is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 4,670 out of 6,214 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 37 percent (SAT 0/0 ACT 22/26). University of Wisconsin La Crosse typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.6. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 46% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The UW-La Crosse application fee is $25 and applications are due by Jun 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Wisconsin La Crosse. 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..

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 2020 starting class

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 26
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 #7 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >85%
24 to 26 Avg + 75%-85%
22 to 24 Avg - 61%-75%
20 to 22 Reach 45%-61%
Less than 20 Low <45%
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UW-La Crosse GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.6
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into UW-La Crosse. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Wisconsin La Crosse was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.6 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UW-La Crosse accepts 75% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Wisconsin La Crosse students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 4.05% Good
3.75 to 3.99 34.81% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 28.62% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 20.81% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 8.52% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 2.86% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.33% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

60% 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 23%
Top 25% of class 60%
Top 50% of class 96%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Wisconsin La Crosse admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,763 2,451 6,214
Accepted 2,910 1,760 4,670
Acceptance Rate 77% 72% 75%
Enrolled 1,314 827 2,141
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 45% 47% 46%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
139

Applicants have 139 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Wisconsin La Crosse is $25.

Application 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 Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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.

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?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to UW-La Crosse. Admission competition is and the college has average 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 22 and 26. 99% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.