University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-L)

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UW-L can be found in La Crosse, WI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UW-L has an enrollment of over 11,000 students.

The majority of students admitted to this school have scored in-between 23 - 26 on the ACT exam. We were able to estimate the UW-L average GPA (3.28 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Approximately 70 percent of all students which applied were accepted at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and from those that were granted acceptance around 38 percent continued on to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected UW-L acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 74%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UW-L Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was reported as 72.0% in Fall 2012 with over 6,980 applications submitted to UW-L. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UW-L ACT Scores: 23 - 26
  • UW-L Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of UW-L is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UW-L has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 66.7%
  • 2009-2010: 71.0%
  • 2010-2011: 77.9%
  • 2011-2012: 76.5%
  • 2012-2013: 72.0%
  • Projected UW-L Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 73.7%

How Does UW-L Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is thirty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Winona State University60.8%
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota74.9%
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire76.5%
Upper Iowa University58.2%
University of Wisconsin-Stout89.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UW-L (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English22 - 27
Math23 - 27
Composite Score23 - 26
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