Chances of getting into University of Wisconsin Madison
How hard is it to get into Wisconsin and can I get accepted? The school has a 54% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 19,153 out of 35,596 applicants were admitted making Wisconsin a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 12 percent. University of Wisconsin Madison typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.
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Wisconsin SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT17%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||650|
|SAT Math 25th||690|
|SAT Composite 25th||1340|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||710|
|SAT Math 75th||780|
|SAT Composite 75th||1490|
|Average SAT Score||1420|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Wisconsin Madison?
University of Wisconsin Madison typically requires applicants to be in the top 9 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1340 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1260. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1420 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Wisconsin for highest average SAT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1490 and Above||Good||>67%|
|1415 to 1490||Avg +||54%-67%|
|1340 to 1415||Avg -||41%-54%|
|1265 to 1340||Reach||29%-41%|
|Less than 1265||Low||<29%|
Wisconsin ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT89%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||26|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||33|
|ACT Math 75th||31|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||29|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Wisconsin?
Admission data indicates that Wisconsin regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 89 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Wisconsin Madison.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|31 and Above||Good||>67%|
|29 to 31||Avg +||54%-67%|
|27 to 29||Avg -||41%-54%|
|25 to 27||Reach||29%-41%|
|Less than 25||Low||<29%|
Avg. High School GPA3.84
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Wisconsin Madison. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Wisconsin Madison was 3.84 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Wisconsin accepts 54% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||21%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||10%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||1%||Low|
|2.75 to 3.00||N/A%||Low|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
51% of University of Wisconsin Madison freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||51%|
|Top 25% of class||90%|
|Top 50% of class||99%|
|Bottom 50% of class||1%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||30%||40%||35%|
Applications are DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply74
Applicants have 74 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Wisconsin before the Feb 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Wisconsin Madison and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240444 IPEDS survey data for University of Wisconsin Madison.