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UW Whitewater Admissions

If you want to apply to UW Whitewater, the application fee is $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to UW Whitewater?

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 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-Whitewater

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

In 2021, UW Whitewater accepted 94% of all applicants., around 4,832 of the 5,139 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UW Whitewater, 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 Does UW Whitewater 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 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 admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at UW Whitewater

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

UW Whitewater 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to UW Whitewater must submit the following items. Double check with UW Whitewater'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 Whitewater?

Students admitted to UW Whitewater have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 39.6% submitted a class rank. At UW Whitewater 8% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 27% were in the top 25% and 69% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 39.6%
3.75 and 3.99 13.3%
3.50 and 3.74 18%
3.25 and 3.49 20.2%
3.00 and 3.24 19.6%
2.50 and 2.9 21.2%
2.00 and 2.49 3.2%
UW Whitewater does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UW Whitewater is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 13.2% of UW Whitewater's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 89.2% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UW Whitewater?

To be competitive with other UW Whitewater applicants, you should strive to earn between 1010 and 1190 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UW Whitewater 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1190 and 25% of scored lower than 1010, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UW Whitewater student is 542.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UW Whitewater students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UW Whitewater students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for UW Whitewater?

To be most competitive at UW Whitewater, 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 Whitewater'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 Whitewater students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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Transferring to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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

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

UW Whitewater Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UW Whitewater?

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

Does UW Whitewater accept transfer credits?

UW Whitewater accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UW Whitewater accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to UW Whitewater?

No, UW Whitewater is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

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UW Whitewater Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

94%

How hard is it to get into UW Whitewater? UW Whitewater is a somewhat selective institution. The UW Whitewater acceptance rate is 94%. This means that the institution accepts 94 out of every 100 applicants.

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UW Whitewater Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

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

UW Whitewater 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 Whitewater is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into UW Whitewater. 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 Whitewater SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1190

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Math SAT Range

500 - 600

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1190 and Above

Good

1010 to 1190

Avg

1010 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UW Whitewater students is 542. Applicants with SAT scores of 1190 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UW Whitewater, while applicants with SAT scores between 1010 to 1190 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1010 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UW Whitewater.

UW Whitewater GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.31

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UW Whitewater, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.31. 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

11,995

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

94%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,735

Out-of-State

$16,607

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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