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University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Kenosha, WI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate90%

UW Parkside Admissions

University of Wisconsin-Parkside is moderately difficult to get into. University of Wisconsin-Parkside admitted 90% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 2,354 students applied to University of Wisconsin-Parkside and 2,107 were admitted.

Reach out to University of Wisconsin-Parkside's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Students who submit their applications to University of Wisconsin-Parkside for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 15.

University of Wisconsin-Parkside Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

University of Wisconsin-Parkside 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Mean SAT Score 1082
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 2%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 32%
Waitlist No

University of Wisconsin-Parkside Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to University of Wisconsin-Parkside?

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

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

More on University of Wisconsin-Parkside Admissions

Is University of Wisconsin-Parkside Hard To Get Into?

UW Parkside is a moderately difficult school to get into. UW Parkside evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, UW Parkside accepted 90% of students, approximately 2,107 from the 2,354 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UW Parkside, 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. Admissions to international students is program very difficult.

Transferring to University of Wisconsin-Parkside

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

For Students Waitlisted to University of Wisconsin-Parkside

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into University of Wisconsin-Parkside?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at University of Wisconsin-Parkside

What does University of Wisconsin-Parkside 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

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

University of Wisconsin-Parkside Application Requirements

To apply to University of Wisconsin-Parkside, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with University of Wisconsin-Parkside'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
Other Requirements minimum of 17 high school units distribution
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

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

Out of all students that were admitted, 38% submitted a class rank. At University of Wisconsin-Parkside 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 37% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 3.1%
3.75 and 3.99 16.19%
3.50 and 3.74 18.4%
3.25 and 3.49 15.3%
3.00 and 3.24 14.63%
2.50 and 2.9 21.95%
2.00 and 2.49 9.53%

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-Parkside directly.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

University of Wisconsin-Parkside 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 2022, 2% of University of Wisconsin-Parkside's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 32% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

The mean composite SAT score for a University of Wisconsin-Parkside student is 1082.

To be most competitive at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, you should strive to earn between 17 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Wisconsin-Parkside'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 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Wisconsin-Parkside students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

More Information on Transferring to University of Wisconsin-Parkside

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

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

University of Wisconsin-Parkside Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Wisconsin-Parkside?

❌ Students who are admitted to University of Wisconsin-Parkside must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does University of Wisconsin-Parkside accept transfer credits?

✅ University of Wisconsin-Parkside accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Wisconsin-Parkside accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit • Excelsior College Examinations

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

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

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

✅ University of Wisconsin-Parkside is not test optional.

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

✅ The acceptance rate for University of Wisconsin-Parkside is 90%.

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

❌ University of Wisconsin-Parkside does not offer early decision.

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UW Parkside Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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


UW Parkside Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UW Parkside is Continuous processing.

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

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

UW Parkside SAT Scores


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Reading SAT Range

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UW Parkside GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UW Parkside, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.22. 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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