Chances of getting into University of Wisconsin Parkside

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.1%
Admission Difficulty for University of Wisconsin Parkside
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Parkside and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,443 out of 2,150 applicants were admitted making Parkside a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. University of Wisconsin Parkside typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 45% 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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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

Parkside ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
85%
ACT Scores for University of Wisconsin Parkside
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 #28 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.

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 + 67%-79%
18 to 20 Avg - 57%-67%
16 to 18 Reach 46%-57%
Less than 16 Low <46%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.98
Typical High School Grades
B-

You can get into University of Wisconsin Parkside with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Wisconsin Parkside was 2.98 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #34 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 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Wisconsin Parkside students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 9% Good
3.50 to 3.75 11% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Good
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 29% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 15% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 4% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

66% 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 9%
Top 25% of class 32%
Top 50% of class 66%
Bottom 50% of class 34%
Bottom 25% of class 8%

Admission Statistics

University of Wisconsin Parkside admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,251 899 2,150
Accepted 837 606 1,443
Acceptance Rate 67% 67% 67%
Enrolled 354 295 649
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 42% 49% 45%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
168

Applicants have 168 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Parkside before the Jul 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23

Admission Requirements

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

University of Wisconsin Parkside Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

85% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

67% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 85% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.