Consult with University of Wisconsin-Parkside's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.
Students who apply to UW Parkside for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 15.
Here's an overiew of some of UW Parkside's admissions stats.
|UW Parkside 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||14%|
|Mean SAT Score||1082|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||4%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||70%|
These are the application deadlines for University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
University of Wisconsin-Parkside may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with UW Parkside directly for more information about early applications.
➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
UW Parkside is a moderately difficult school to get into.
In 2021, UW Parkside accepted 89% of all applicants, approximately 1,713 of the 1,920 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UW Parkside, 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. Admissions to international students is program very difficult.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
UW Parkside has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining 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 assembling 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 areas where you're strong.
Curious about the factors that are considered by UW Parkside during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with UW Parkside for more information on admission factors.
To apply to UW Parkside, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with UW Parkside'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)|
|Other Requirements||√||minimum of 17 high school units distribution|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to UW Parkside have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Out of all students that were admitted, 64.9% submitted a class rank. At UW Parkside 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 39% were in the top 25% and 80% were in the top 50%.
At University of Wisconsin-Parkside, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||17.7%|
|3.50 and 3.74||23.7%|
|3.25 and 3.49||16.1%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12.2%|
|2.50 and 2.9||22.9%|
|2.00 and 2.49||5.2%|
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 Parkside directly.
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.
UW Parkside looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
UW Parkside 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, 4% of UW Parkside's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 70% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other UW Parkside applicants, you should strive to score between 910 and 1158 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UW Parkside 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1158 and 25% of scored lower than 910, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UW Parkside student is 1082.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UW Parkside students scored 578 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UW Parkside students scored 550 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.
To be most competitive at UW Parkside, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UW Parkside'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 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UW Parkside students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UW Parkside. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in UW Parkside during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to UW Parkside?
❌ Students who are admitted to UW Parkside must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does UW Parkside accept transfer credits?
✅ UW Parkside accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UW Parkside accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit • Excelsior College Examinations
Does UW Parkside accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ UW Parkside accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to UW Parkside?
✅ UW Parkside is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is UW Parkside's acceptance rate?
✅ UW Parkside has an acceptance rate of 89%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at UW Parkside?
🟨 UW Parkside 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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How hard is it to get into UW Parkside? UW Parkside is a somewhat selective institution. The UW Parkside acceptance rate is 89%. This means that the institution accepts 89 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UW Parkside is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UW Parkside is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
24 and Above
18 to 24
18 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to UW Parkside is 20. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into UW Parkside. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1158 and Above
910 to 1158
910 and Less
The median SAT score for UW Parkside students is 1082. Applicants with SAT scores of 1158 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UW Parkside, while applicants with SAT scores between 910 to 1158 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 910 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UW Parkside.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At UW Parkside, 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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