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Colleges / University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Whitewater, WI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate95%
Acceptance Rate95%

UW Whitewater Admissions

If you want to apply to UW Whitewater, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

UW Whitewater Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

UW Whitewater 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 9%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 78%
Waitlist No

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Application Deadlines

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

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

Want to Apply Early to UW Whitewater?

UW Whitewater does not offer early decision or early action.

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

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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 95% of students, about 7,409 of the 7,826 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.

Transferring to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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

For Students Waitlisted to UW Whitewater

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into UW Whitewater?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider 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 shine.

Admissions Factors at UW Whitewater

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

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

UW Whitewater Application Requirements

To apply to UW Whitewater, all applicants must submit the following items. 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(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 Whitewater?

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

Out of all students that were admitted, 50% submitted a class rank. At UW Whitewater 9% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 28% were in the top 25% and 66% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 4.6%
3.75 and 3.99 15.2%
3.50 and 3.74 17.7%
3.25 and 3.49 18.4%
3.00 and 3.24 17.5%
2.50 and 2.9 22.1%
2.00 and 2.49 4.4%

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 Whitewater 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 Whitewater considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UW Whitewater is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not. 78% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UW Whitewater?

What is 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.

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-Whitewater

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UW Whitewater.

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

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

✅ UW Whitewater accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and 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 you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is UW Whitewater's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for UW Whitewater is 95%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UW Whitewater?

❌ UW Whitewater does not offer early decision.

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UW Whitewater Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into UW Whitewater? UW Whitewater is a somewhat selective institution. The UW Whitewater acceptance rate is 95%. This means that the institution accepts 94 out of every 100 applicants.


UW Whitewater Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year 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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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UW Whitewater GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UW Whitewater, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. 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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