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Colleges / University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

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

UW Oshkosh Admissions

Check in with University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's admissions department for more information on applying.

UW Oshkosh Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

UW Oshkosh 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 8.3%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 0%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 59%
Waitlist No

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Application Deadlines

Check with University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh directly for more info on application deadlines.

Applying Early to UW Oshkosh?

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

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

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How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to UW Oshkosh?

It is moderately difficult to get into UW Oshkosh.

In 2021, UW Oshkosh accepted 90% of students, around 6,969 of the 7,752 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UW Oshkosh, 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-Oshkosh

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

For Students Waitlisted to UW Oshkosh

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into UW Oshkosh?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides 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 apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at UW Oshkosh

Curious about the factors that are considered by UW Oshkosh 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 Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Application Essay Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

UW Oshkosh 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to UW Oshkosh, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with UW Oshkosh'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 Oshkosh?

Students admitted to UW Oshkosh have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 66% submitted a class rank. At UW Oshkosh 8.3% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 27% were in the top 25% and 64% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 5.8%
3.75 and 3.99 14.3%
3.50 and 3.74 16.4%
3.25 and 3.49 19.2%
3.00 and 3.24 15.2%
2.50 and 2.9 21%
2.00 and 2.49 7.5%

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 Oshkosh 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 Oshkosh looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UW Oshkosh 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, 0% of UW Oshkosh's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 59% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UW Oshkosh?

What is a Good ACT Score for UW Oshkosh?

To be most competitive at UW Oshkosh, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UW Oshkosh's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UW Oshkosh students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

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-Oshkosh

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

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

UW Oshkosh Admissions FAQs

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

✅ UW Oshkosh accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UW Oshkosh?

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

What is UW Oshkosh's acceptance rate?

✅ UW Oshkosh's acceptance rate is 90%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UW Oshkosh?

🟨 UW Oshkosh 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 Oshkosh Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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


UW Oshkosh Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

UW Oshkosh ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


18 to 23


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UW Oshkosh is 22. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into UW Oshkosh. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UW Oshkosh SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

UW Oshkosh GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UW Oshkosh, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.24. 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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