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Colleges / University of Wisconsin-Stout

University of Wisconsin-Stout

Menomonie, WI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate90%
Acceptance Rate90%

UW Stout Admissions

Reach out to University of Wisconsin-Stout's admissions department for more information on applying.

Students who apply to UW Stout for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by September 1.

UW Stout Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of UW Stout's admissions stats.

UW Stout 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 2%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 64%
Waitlist No

University of Wisconsin-Stout Application Deadlines

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

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to UW Stout?

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

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

More on University of Wisconsin-Stout Admissions

Transferring to University of Wisconsin-Stout

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

For Students Waitlisted to UW Stout

UW Stout has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into UW Stout?

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 areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at UW Stout

Wondering what factors are considered by UW Stout 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
First Generation Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with UW Stout for more information on admission factors.

UW Stout 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to UW Stout, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with UW Stout's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5 2.75
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UW Stout?

Students admitted to UW Stout have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 62% submitted a class rank. At UW Stout 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 33% were in the top 25% and 67% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 4%
3.75 and 3.99 23%
3.50 and 3.74 20%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 15%
2.50 and 2.9 16%
2.00 and 2.49 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 UW Stout 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

UW Stout looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UW Stout 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 UW Stout's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 64% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UW Stout?

To be competitive with other UW Stout applicants, you should aim to score between 1000 and 1290 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UW Stout 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1290 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UW Stout students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UW Stout students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for UW Stout?

To be most competitive at UW Stout, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UW Stout's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UW Stout students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to University of Wisconsin-Stout

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UW Stout. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in UW Stout during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

UW Stout Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UW Stout?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UW Stout.

Does UW Stout accept transfer credits?

✅ UW Stout accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UW Stout accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

❌ UW Stout does not accept International Baccalaureate credits or Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UW Stout?

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

What is UW Stout's acceptance rate?

✅ UW Stout has an acceptance rate of 90%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UW Stout?

🟨 UW Stout 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 Stout Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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


UW Stout Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

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

UW Stout SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1290


Math SAT Range

490 - 650


Reading SAT Range

480 - 640

UW Stout GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UW Stout, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.35. 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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