University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW Whitewater)

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UW Whitewater can be found in Whitewater, WI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 14,000 students enrolled per year at UW Whitewater.

Many of the students admitted to UW Whitewater have scored between 19 - 24 on the ACT exam. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UW Whitewater average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.25. An estimated 80 percent of all applicant were admitted at UW Whitewater, and from those that were granted acceptance around 44 percent continued on to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the UW Whitewater acceptance rate 2021 will be around 70%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UW Whitewater Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was reported as 78.9% in Fall 2020 with over 6,050 applications submitted to this school. 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 Whitewater ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • UW Whitewater Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into UW Whitewater, 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-Whitewater has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 69.3%
  • 2017-2018: 70.3%
  • 2018-2019: 75.8%
  • 2019-2020: 78.9%
  • Projected UW Whitewater Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 69.9%

How Does UW Whitewater Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Marquette University83.0%
Concordia University-Wisconsin64.1%
Northern Illinois University48.4%
Aurora University86.7%
Northeastern Illinois University58.5%

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
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


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

ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math17 - 25
Composite Score19 - 24
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