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Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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Chances of getting into University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
79%
Admission Difficulty for University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into UWO and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UWO is 79%.  It ranks #20 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 4,982 out of 6,340 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 0/0 ACT 19/24). University of Wisconsin Oshkosh typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.24. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The UWO application fee is $25 and applications are due by May 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 93% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

UWO SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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 Oshkosh
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
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UWO ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
93%
ACT Scores for University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UWO?

Admission data indicates that UWO 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 24 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 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >89%
21 to 24 Avg + 79%-89%
19 to 21 Avg - 69%-79%
17 to 19 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 17 Low <57%
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UWO GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.24
Typical High School Grades 
B

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

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into UWO. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh was 3.24 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #24 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.24 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UWO accepts 79% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

70% of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 30%
Top 50% of class 70%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,829 2,511 6,340
Accepted 3,002 1,980 4,982
Acceptance Rate 78% 79% 79%
Enrolled 1,092 762 1,854
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 38% 37%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
269

Applicants have 269 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 15, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
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 Oshkosh
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=240365 IPEDS survey data for University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

FAQs

Does University of Wisconsin Oshkosh prefer SAT or ACT?

93% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Wisconsin Oshkosh?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to UWO. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Wisconsin Oshkosh?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 93% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.