Your chances of getting into University of Wisconsin Parkside
Admission Rate & Difficulty
The acceptance rate at Parkside is 75%. Its admission rate is the 11th lowest in Wisconsin.
How hard is it to get into Parkside and can you get accepted?
Parkside is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 1,713 out of the 2,285 who applied were admitted.
The school has very easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 69 percent on standardized admission tests. University of Wisconsin Parkside typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.31. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
Can you get into Parkside?
75% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.
Admission Requirements in Brief
To have the best chance of getting into to University of Wisconsin Parkside you should:
- Have a high school GPA of 3.31 or better
- Earn B+ grades in high school
- Score 20 on the ACT
- Graduate in the top half of your high school class
GPA Requirements & Average GPA
What GPA do you need to get into University of Wisconsin Parkside?
The GPA requirements for getting into Parkside are to have around a 3.31 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.
If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Parkside accepts 75% of students who apply.
The average unweighted GPA at Parkside is 3.31 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school. The school ranks #22 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA.
Importance of GPA
Since Parkside is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.
See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.3 GPA range.
Competitiveness by GPA Ranges
The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022
Parkside SAT Scores
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Wisconsin Parkside. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 85% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..
SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score
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Parkside ACT Scores
ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|Reading 25th Percentile||16|
|Math 25th Percentile||16|
|Composite 25th Percentile||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|Reading 75th Percentile||23|
|Math 75th Percentile||23|
|Composite 75th Percentile||23|
|Average ACT Score||20
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Parkside?
The average ACT score for admitted students to Parkside is 20, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 17 and 23. The school ranks #28 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score.
Score for Acceptance
For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 20. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 17 and score in the score in the top 69 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 14.
Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 85 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Wisconsin Parkside.
Score Submission Requirements
You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as University of Wisconsin Parkside is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".
Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirementsData Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score
Here are your predicted chances of getting into Parkside for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 20 score has around 75% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 85% with a 23 ACT score.
High School Class Rank
80% of University of Wisconsin Parkside freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 39% are in the top quarter.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||14%|
|Top 25% of class||39%|
|Top 50% of class||80%|
Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||28%||26%||27%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Wisconsin Parkside is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Wisconsin Parkside and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not 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|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Students applying to University of Wisconsin Parkside often consider these colleges
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240374 IPEDS survey data for University of Wisconsin Parkside.
Does University of Wisconsin Parkside prefer SAT or ACT?
85% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
What is my chance of getting into University of Wisconsin Parkside?
75% of those who apply are granted admission to Parkside. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
What ACT score is required for University of Wisconsin Parkside?
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 23. The average ACT score is 20. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.