University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee can be found in Milwaukee, WI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee number approximately thirty four thousand each year, and is one of the largest universities in the state.

Most of the students that got into this school have scored between 20 to 24 on the ACT exam. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UWM average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.25. About 90% of all applicant were admitted at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and from those that were granted acceptance about 45% continued on to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected UWM acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 88%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UWM Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was reported as 86.1% in Fall 2012 with over 8,940 college applications submitted to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 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

  • UWM ACT Scores: 20 - 24
  • UWM Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.25

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 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 UWM has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 93.1%
  • 2009-2010: 92.0%
  • 2010-2011: 90.0%
  • 2011-2012: 87.9%
  • 2012-2013: 86.1%
  • Projected UWM Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 88.4%

How Does UWM Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UWM is fifty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Marquette University57.5%
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater84.7%
Northwestern University15.3%
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh81.3%
Loyola University Chicago91.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes 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 UWM (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English19 - 24
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 24
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