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Chances of getting into University of Wisconsin Parkside

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
66%
Admission Difficulty for University of Wisconsin Parkside
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Parkside and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Parkside is 66%.  It ranks #7 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Parkside is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,358 out of 2,048 applicants were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent (SAT 0/0 ACT 17/23). University of Wisconsin Parkside typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.21. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Parkside application fee is $25 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

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 2021/2022 academic year..

Parkside SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

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

Parkside ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
85%
ACT Scores for University of Wisconsin Parkside
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for University of Wisconsin Parkside
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Parkside regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #27 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 85 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Wisconsin Parkside.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Wisconsin Parkside admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
23 and Above Good >79%
20 to 23 Avg + 66%-79%
17 to 20 Avg - 51%-66%
14 to 17 Reach 35%-51%
Less than 14 Low <35%
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Parkside GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.21
Typical High School Grades 
B

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

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Parkside. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Wisconsin Parkside was 3.21 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #26 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Parkside accepts 66% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Wisconsin Parkside students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 2.8% Good
3.75 to 3.99 12.2% Good
3.50 to 3.74 15.8% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 18.6% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 17.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 21.9% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 10.2% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.5% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

76% of University of Wisconsin Parkside freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Wisconsin Parkside students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 37%
Top 50% of class 76%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Wisconsin Parkside admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,242 806 2,048
Accepted 836 522 1,358
Acceptance Rate 67% 65% 66%
Enrolled 320 221 541
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 38% 42% 40%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
178

Applicants have 178 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

University of Wisconsin Parkside Application Requirements
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Wisconsin Parkside
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=240374 IPEDS survey data for University of Wisconsin Parkside.

FAQs

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?

66% of those who apply are granted admission to Parkside. Admission competition is low 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. 85% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.