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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Whitewater, WI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate95%

UW Whitewater Admissions

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 95% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 7,826 applications received in 2023, 7,409 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's admissions stats.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 2023 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 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater?

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that admit 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 2022, UW Whitewater accepted 95% of all applicants, approximately 7,409 from 7,826 applicants.

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 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider 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 apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

What does University of Wisconsin-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
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for more information on admission factors.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Application Requirements

To apply to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with University of Wisconsin-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
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Wisconsin-Whitewater?

Students admitted to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 50% submitted a class rank. At University of Wisconsin-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 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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

University of Wisconsin-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.

To be most competitive at University of Wisconsin-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 University of Wisconsin-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 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

More Information on Transferring to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Wisconsin-Whitewater during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater?

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

Does University of Wisconsin-Whitewater accept transfer credits?

✅ University of Wisconsin-Whitewater accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does University of Wisconsin-Whitewater accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ University of Wisconsin-Whitewater accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater?

❌ No, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to include your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's acceptance rate?

✅ University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has an acceptance rate of 95%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater?

❌ University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer early decision.

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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

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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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