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Can I get into Wisconsin? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 16,134 out of 28,007 applicants or 58% were admitted making Wisconsin a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. University of Wisconsin Madison typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||37%||41%||39%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Wisconsin Madison and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that Wisconsin regularly accepts students with ACTs of 27 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 87 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Wisconsin Madison.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1270 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1170. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1370 out of 1600. 19 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|31 and Above||Good||>70%|
|29 to 31||Avg +||58%-70%|
|27 to 29||Avg -||45%-58%|
|25 to 27||Reach||32%-45%|
|Less than 25||Low||<32%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1470 and Above||Good||>70%|
|1370 to 1470||Avg +||58%-70%|
|1270 to 1370||Avg -||45%-58%|
|1170 to 1270||Reach||32%-45%|
|Less than 1170||Low||<32%|
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Wisconsin Madison. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Wisconsin Madison was 3.84 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Wisconsin accepts 58% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||21%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||10%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||1%||Low|
|2.75 to 3.00||0%||Low|
|2.50 to 2.75||0%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Wisconsin Madison and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240444 IPEDS survey data for University of Wisconsin Madison.