University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (OW Oshkosh)

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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh can be found in Oshkosh, WI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has an enrollment of over 16,000 students.

A large majority of students at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh scored between 19 (25th percentile) to 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT exam. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the OW Oshkosh average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.25 for accepted students. OW Oshkosh has an acceptance rate of 76 percent with 43 percent of applicants choosing to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the OW Oshkosh acceptance rate 2021 will be around 66%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall OW Oshkosh Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh was reported as 76.3% in Fall 2020 with over 6,630 applications submitted to OW Oshkosh. 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

  • OW Oshkosh ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • OW Oshkosh Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

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 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 65.0%
  • 2017-2018: 63.1%
  • 2018-2019: 70.8%
  • 2019-2020: 76.3%
  • Projected OW Oshkosh Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 65.9%

How Does OW Oshkosh Compare?

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The acceptance rate for OW Oshkosh is thirty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay85.2%
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point84.5%
Concordia University-Wisconsin64.1%
Marquette University83.0%
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater78.9%

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
  • 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 OW Oshkosh (Fall 2020)

ACT®Score Range
English17 - 23
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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