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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

UWM Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
72.5%
Admission Difficulty for University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into UWM and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,416 out of 10,232 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 49 percent. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 44% 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 Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
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 Milwaukee
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

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 #22 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >83%
22 to 25 Avg + 72%-83%
20 to 22 Avg - 63%-72%
18 to 20 Reach 52%-63%
Less than 18 Low <52%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.09
Typical High School Grades
B

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 72% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Wisconsin Milwaukee students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 10% Good
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

High School Class Rank

68% of University of Wisconsin Milwaukee freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Wisconsin Milwaukee students
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%

Admission Statistics

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,741 4,491 10,232
Accepted 4,184 3,222 7,416
Acceptance Rate 73% 72% 72%
Enrolled 1,478 1,755 3,233
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 54% 44%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
258

Applicants have 258 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
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
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=240453 IPEDS survey data for University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.