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UW Milwaukee Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto UW Milwaukee, the regular decision application deadline is September 1 and the fee for the application is $25. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Applying Early to UW Milwaukee?

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Getting into UW Milwaukee is moderately difficult. UW Milwaukee has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, UW Milwaukee **accepted 97% of students, around 8,312 of the 8,583 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UW Milwaukee, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to UW Milwaukee?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at UW Milwaukee

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

UW Milwaukee 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to UW Milwaukee must submit the following items. Double check with UW Milwaukee's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UW Milwaukee?

Students admitted to UW Milwaukee have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 56% submitted a class rank. At UW Milwaukee 12% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 20% were in the top 25% and 66% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 56%
3.75 and 3.99 15%
3.50 and 3.74 18%
3.25 and 3.49 17%
3.00 and 3.24 16%
2.50 and 2.9 23%
2.00 and 2.49 8%
UW Milwaukee does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UW Milwaukee does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 7% of UW Milwaukee's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 91% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UW Milwaukee?

To be competitive with other UW Milwaukee applicants, you should strive to earn between 1060 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UW Milwaukee 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1060, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UW Milwaukee student is 1135.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UW Milwaukee students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UW Milwaukee students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for UW Milwaukee?

To be most competitive at UW Milwaukee, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UW Milwaukee's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UW Milwaukee students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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Transferring to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UW Milwaukee.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in UW Milwaukee during the following terms: Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term Winter Term Summer Term

UW Milwaukee Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UW Milwaukee?

Students who are admitted to UW Milwaukee must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does UW Milwaukee accept transfer credits?

UW Milwaukee transfer credits from accredited institutions. UW Milwaukee accepts:

ACE recommendations for credit

Does UW Milwaukee accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

UW Milwaukee accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UW Milwaukee?

UW Milwaukee. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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UW Milwaukee Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

97%

How hard is it to get into UW Milwaukee? UW Milwaukee is a somewhat selective institution. The UW Milwaukee acceptance rate is 97%. This means that the institution accepts 96 out of every 100 applicants.

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UW Milwaukee Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UW Milwaukee is Sep 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UW Milwaukee is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UW Milwaukee ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

19 to 24

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UW Milwaukee is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into UW Milwaukee. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UW Milwaukee SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1060 - 1230

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Math SAT Range

520 - 630

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Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1230 and Above

Good

1060 to 1230

Avg

1060 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UW Milwaukee students is 1135. Applicants with SAT scores of 1230 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UW Milwaukee, while applicants with SAT scores between 1060 to 1230 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1060 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UW Milwaukee.

UW Milwaukee GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.18

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UW Milwaukee, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.18. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

24,724

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

97%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,320

Out-of-State

$21,186

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Sep 1
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