Concordia University-Wisconsin (CUW)

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CUW can be found in Mequon, WI, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around six thousand students enrolled each year at CUW.

Many students at CUW scored in the range of 21 (25th percentile) - 26 (75th percentile) on the ACT. We were able to estimate the CUW average GPA (3.13 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. CUW sends acceptance letters to around 60% of applicants. Of those that are accepted, roughly 24% of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall CUW Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Concordia University-Wisconsin was reported as 64.1% in Fall 2020 with over 3,770 college applications submitted to CUW. 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

  • CUW ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • CUW Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Concordia University-Wisconsin?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Concordia University-Wisconsin 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for CUW has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 63.3%
  • 2017-2018: 63.2%
  • 2018-2019: 64.7%
  • 2019-2020: 64.1%
  • Projected CUW Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 59.5%

How Does CUW Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Concordia University-Wisconsin is thirteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Cardinal Stritch University81.5%
Mount Mary College57.9%
Milwaukee School of Engineering61.7%
Wisconsin Lutheran College89.2%
Alverno College69.4%

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 Recommended
  • 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to CUW (Fall 2020)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math20 - 26
Composite Score21 - 26
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