UWM Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
How hard is it to get into UWM and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,794 out of 11,879 applicants were admitted making UWM a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 46% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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UWM SAT Scores
SAT RangeNot Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT-
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||N/A|
|SAT Math 25th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 25th||N/A|
|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|
UWM ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT92%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UWM?
Admission data indicates that UWM regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #21 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>83%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||74%-83%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||63%-74%|
|16 to 19||Reach||50%-63%|
|Less than 16||Low||<50%|
Avg. High School GPA3.09
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about average high school grades to get into University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee was 3.09 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #30 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UWM accepts 74% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||13%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||17%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||19%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||29%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||12%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
68% of University of Wisconsin Milwaukee freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||10%|
|Top 25% of class||29%|
|Top 50% of class||68%|
|Bottom 50% of class||32%|
|Bottom 25% of class||6%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||43%||49%||46%|
Applications are DueJul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply90
Applicants have 90 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to UWM before the Jul 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|May 2||May 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|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=240453 IPEDS survey data for University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Frequently Asked Questions
92% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
74% of those who apply are granted admission to UWM. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.