University of Wisconsin-Parkside (UW-P)

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University of Wisconsin-Parkside can be found in Kenosha, WI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UW-P has an enrollment of over 5,400 students.

Many of the students accepted into UW-P have scored between 19 to 23 on the ACT exam. We were able to estimate the UW-P average GPA (2.98 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. About 80% of all students which applied were admitted at UW-P, and from those that were granted acceptance around 50% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UW-P Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for University of Wisconsin-Parkside was reported as 75.5% in Fall 2012 with over 1,900 college applications submitted to UW-P. 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-P ACT Scores: 19 - 23
  • UW-P Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.18

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

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

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 92.7%
  • 2009-2010: 86.8%
  • 2010-2011: 82.7%
  • 2011-2012: 78.6%
  • 2012-2013: 75.5%
  • Projected UW-P Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 80.1%

How Does UW-P Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UW-P is thirty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Carthage College70.2%
Alverno College78.9%
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design61.2%
Lake Forest College57.3%
Milwaukee School of Engineering68.4%

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 2012)


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

ACT®Score Range
English18 - 23
Math17 - 23
Composite Score19 - 23
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