Check in with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.
Students who apply to UW Milwaukee for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by September 1.
Here is an overiew of some of UW Milwaukee's admissions stats.
|UW Milwaukee 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.2|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||10%|
|Mean SAT Score||1135|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||6%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||83%|
These are the application deadlines for University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||September 1||September 1|
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with UW Milwaukee directly for more information about early applications.
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For more information on transferring to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, contact the school directly.
UW Milwaukee has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.
What does UW Milwaukee consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with UW Milwaukee for more information on admission factors.
To apply to UW Milwaukee, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in 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(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to UW Milwaukee have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.
Out of all students that were admitted, 34% submitted a class rank. At UW Milwaukee 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 19% were in the top 25% and 66% were in the top 50%.
At University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||15%|
|3.50 and 3.74||15%|
|3.25 and 3.49||18%|
|3.00 and 3.24||17%|
|2.50 and 2.9||24%|
|2.00 and 2.49||8%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to UW Milwaukee directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
UW Milwaukee considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
UW Milwaukee is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 6% of UW Milwaukee's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 83% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other UW Milwaukee applicants, you should aim to score between 990 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UW Milwaukee 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 and 25% of scored lower than 990, 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 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UW Milwaukee students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.
To be most competitive at UW Milwaukee, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UW Milwaukee's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UW Milwaukee students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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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
Can I defer my acceptance to UW Milwaukee?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UW Milwaukee.
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.
What is UW Milwaukee's acceptance rate?
✅ UW Milwaukee's acceptance rate is 98%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at UW Milwaukee?
🟨 UW Milwaukee may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
25 and Above
18 to 25
18 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to UW Milwaukee is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into UW Milwaukee. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1180 and Above
990 to 1180
990 and Less
The median SAT score for UW Milwaukee students is 1135. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UW Milwaukee, while applicants with SAT scores between 990 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 990 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UW Milwaukee.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At UW Milwaukee, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.16. 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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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