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Your chances of getting into University of Wisconsin Superior

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

95.6%
Admission Difficulty for University of Wisconsin Superior
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at UW-Superior is 95.6%.  Its admission rate is the 36th lowest in Wisconsin.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into UW-Superior and can you get accepted?

University of Wisconsin Superior is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 2,217 out of the 2,319 who applied were admitted.

University of Wisconsin Superior typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.32. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into UW-Superior?

96% 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.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of Wisconsin Superior you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.32 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 21 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

UW-Superior GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.32

Typical High School Grades 

B+

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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into UW-Superior are to have around a 3.32 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.32 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UW-Superior accepts 96% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at UW-Superior is 3.32 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 #21 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since UW-Superior 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.

High School GPA's for admitted University of Wisconsin Superior students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 7.93% Good
3.75 to 3.99 16.21% Good
3.50 to 3.74 21.37% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 16.2% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.76% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 16.56% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 5.52% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 3.45% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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UW-Superior SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Wisconsin Superior. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 83% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting SAT 

-
SAT Scores for University of Wisconsin Superior
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
SAT Scores for University of Wisconsin Superior
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

UW-Superior ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

18-24 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

83%
ACT Scores for University of Wisconsin Superior
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 16
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 18
ACT Scores for University of Wisconsin Superior
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 23
Math 75th Percentile 23
Composite 75th Percentile 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into UW-Superior?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to UW-Superior is 21, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 18 and 24.  The school ranks #24 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 21. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 18 and score in the score in the top 62 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 15.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 83 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Wisconsin Superior.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as University of Wisconsin Superior is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into UW-Superior for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 21 score has around 96% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 98% with a 24 ACT score.

University of Wisconsin Superior admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >98%
21 to 24 Avg + 96%-98%
18 to 21 Avg - 93%-96%
15 to 18 Reach 87%-93%
Less than 15 Low <87%
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High School Class Rank

66% of University of Wisconsin Superior freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 30% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Wisconsin Superior students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 30%
Top 50% of class 66%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

University of Wisconsin Superior admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,386 933 2,319
Accepted 1,338 879 2,217
Acceptance Rate 97% 94% 96%
Enrolled 186 133 319
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 15% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

19

Applicants have 19 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Wisconsin Superior is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

University of Wisconsin Superior Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not required for admission, but considered if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Wisconsin Superior
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to University of Wisconsin Superior often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240426 IPEDS survey data for University of Wisconsin Superior.

FAQs

Does University of Wisconsin Superior prefer SAT or ACT?

83% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

96% of those who apply are granted admission to UW-Superior. 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 Superior?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. The average ACT score is 21. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.