Wisconsin Admission Requirements
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 52% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 22,104 out of 42,727 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 14 percent. University of Wisconsin Madison typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 31% 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 SAT23%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||630|
|SAT Math 25th||650|
|SAT Composite 25th||1280|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||750|
|SAT Composite 75th||1450|
|Average SAT Score||1370|
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 14 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1280 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 1190. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1370 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Wisconsin for highest average SAT composite score. 23 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|
|1450 and Above||Good||>65%|
|1365 to 1450||Avg +||52%-65%|
|1280 to 1365||Avg -||39%-52%|
|1195 to 1280||Reach||27%-39%|
|Less than 1195||Low||<27%|
Wisconsin ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT84%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||27|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||31|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|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 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 84 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Wisconsin Madison.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>67%|
|29 to 32||Avg +||52%-67%|
|27 to 29||Avg -||41%-52%|
|25 to 27||Reach||32%-41%|
|Less than 25||Low||<32%|
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 52% 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)||31%||31%||31%|
Applications were DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
23% of students submit their SAT scores to Wisconsin. 84% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
52% of those who apply are granted admission to Wisconsin. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1280 and 1450. 23% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.