If you are thinking about applying to UW Whitewater, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
|UW Whitewater 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||8%|
|Mean SAT Score||542|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||13.2%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||89.2%|
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.
It is moderately difficult to get into UW Whitewater. 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.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
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||√|
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, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|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 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.
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.
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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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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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
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:
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 you can choose if you want to to send your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
What is UW Whitewater's acceptance rate?
UW Whitewater's acceptance rate is 94%.
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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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First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1190 and Above
1010 to 1190
1010 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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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