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University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Oshkosh, WI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate90%

UW Oshkosh Admissions

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 90% of all applicants in 2017. Out of 7,752 applications received in 2023, 6,969 students were offered admission.

Consult with University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's admissions stats.

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 8.3%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 0%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 59%
Waitlist No

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Application Deadlines

Check with University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh directly for more info on application deadlines.

Considering Applying Early to University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh?

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to UW Oshkosh?

It is moderately difficult to get into UW Oshkosh.

In 2022, UW Oshkosh accepted 90% of students, around 6,969 from the 7,752 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UW Oshkosh, 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.

Transferring to University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

What does University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for more information on admission factors.

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh'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
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh?

Students admitted to University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 66% submitted a class rank. At University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 8.3% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 27% were in the top 25% and 64% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 5.8%
3.75 and 3.99 14.3%
3.50 and 3.74 16.4%
3.25 and 3.49 19.2%
3.00 and 3.24 15.2%
2.50 and 2.9 21%
2.00 and 2.49 7.5%

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 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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.

Standardized Test Scores

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 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 2017, 0% of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 59% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be most competitive at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Admissions FAQs

Does University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh?

✅ University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is not test optional.

What is University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's acceptance rate?

✅ University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has an acceptance rate of 90%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh?

🟨 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 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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UW Oshkosh Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into UW Oshkosh? UW Oshkosh is a somewhat selective institution. The UW Oshkosh acceptance rate is 90%. This means that the institution accepts 89 out of every 100 applicants.


UW Oshkosh Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UW Oshkosh is Continuous processing.

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

UW Oshkosh SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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UW Oshkosh GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UW Oshkosh, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.24. 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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