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 eight thousand students enrolled each year at CUW.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1263 (25th percentile) to 1680 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 20 (25th percentile) to 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants that get into this school. We were able to estimate the CUW average GPA (2.89 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. CUW sends acceptance letters to around 70% of applicants. Of those that are accepted, roughly 33% of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall CUW Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Concordia University-Wisconsin was reported as 69.9% in Fall 2013 with over 2,510 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 SAT Scores: 1263 - 1680
  • CUW ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • CUW Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.33

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 Concordia University-Wisconsin has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 63.7%
  • 2010-2011: 63.9%
  • 2011-2012: 65.7%
  • 2012-2013: 70.2%
  • 2013-2014: 69.9%
  • Projected CUW Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 68.1%

How Does CUW Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Concordia University-Wisconsin is twenty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Cardinal Stritch University84.2%
Mount Mary College54.0%
Milwaukee School of Engineering68.4%
Wisconsin Lutheran College63.6%
Alverno College78.9%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to CUW (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading424 - 555
Math456 - 620
Writing383 - 505
Total Score1263 - 1680
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math19 - 26
Composite Score20 - 25
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