If you want to get in, the first thing to look at is the acceptance rate. This tells you how competitive the school is and how serious their requirements are.
The acceptance rate at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is 73%. For every 100 applicants, 73 are admitted.
This means the school is lightly selective. The school will have their expected requirements for GPA and SAT/ACT scores. If you meet their requirements, you're almost certain to get an offer of admission. But if you don't meet University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee's requirements, you'll be one of the unlucky few people who gets rejected.
Many schools specify a minimum GPA requirement, but this is often just the bare minimum to submit an application without immediately getting rejected.
The GPA requirement that really matters is the GPA you need for a real chance of getting in. For this, we look at the school's average GPA for its current students.
The average GPA at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is 3.1.
(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.
With a GPA of 3.1, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee accepts below-average students. It's OK to be a B-average student, with some A's mixed in. It'd be best to avoid C's and D's, since application readers might doubt whether you can handle the stress of college academics.
If you're currently a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change in time for college applications. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 3.1, you'll need a higher SAT or ACT score to compensate. This will help you compete effectively against other applicants who have higher GPAs than you.
Each school has different requirements for standardized testing. Most schools require the SAT or ACT, and many also require SAT subject tests.
You must take either the SAT or ACT to submit an application to University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. More importantly, you need to do well to have a strong application.
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee ACT Requirements
Many schools say they have no ACT score cutoff, but the truth is that there is a hidden ACT requirement. This is based on the school's average score.
Average ACT: 23
The average ACT score at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is 23. This score makes University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Moderately Competitive for ACT scores.
The 25th percentile ACT score is 20, and the 75th percentile ACT score is 25. In other words, a 20 places you below average, while a 25 will move you up to above average.
Even though University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee likely says they have no minimum ACT requirement, if you apply with a 20 or below, you'll have a harder time getting in, unless you have something else impressive in your application.
ACT Score Sending Policy
If you're taking the ACT as opposed to the SAT, you have a huge advantage in how you send scores, and this dramatically affects your testing strategy.
Here it is: when you send ACT scores to colleges, you have absolute control over which tests you send. You could take 10 tests, and only send your highest one. This is unlike the SAT, where many schools require you to send all your tests ever taken.
This means that you have more chances than you think to improve your ACT score. To try to aim for the school's ACT requirement of 20 and above, you should try to take the ACT as many times as you can. When you have the final score that you're happy with, you can then send only that score to all your schools.
ACT Superscore Policy
By and large, most colleges do not superscore the ACT. (Superscore means that the school takes your best section scores from all the test dates you submit, and then combines them into the best possible composite score). Thus, most schools will just take your highest ACT score from a single sitting.
We weren't able to find the school's exact ACT policy, which most likely means that it does not Superscore. Regardless, you can choose your single best ACT score to send in to University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, so you should prep until you reach our recommended target ACT score of 20.
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SAT/ACT Writing Section Requirements
Both the SAT and ACT have a Writing section that includes an essay.
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee considers the SAT/ACT Writing section optional and may not include it as part of their admissions consideration. You don't need to worry too much about Writing for this school, but other schools you're applying to may require it.
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Schools vary in their SAT subject test requirements. Typically, selective schools tend to require them, while most schools in the country do not.
We did not find information that University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee requires SAT subject tests, and so most likely it does not. At least 6 months before applying, you should still doublecheck just to make sure, so you have enough time to take the test.
Visit apply.wisconsin.edu to start your application
Paper applications may also be obtained from any high school guidance office in Wisconsin or by contacting the UW Oshkosh Admissions Office, P.O. Box 2423, Oshkosh, WI 54903-2423.
- Spring 2018 applications are available online and are currently being accepted.
- Fall 2018 applications are available online and are currently being accepted.
- Fall 2019 applications will be available on Aug. 1, 2018 and can be submitted beginning Sept. 1, 2018.
Step 2: Forward an Official Transcript of All High School Coursework
Students may apply for admission by providing transcripts from a recognized high school showing course work completed through their junior year. If available, official high school class rank should be provided on the transcript.
A recognized high school is one which is accredited either by a regional accrediting association or is recognized and accredited by a state department of public instruction or its equivalent.
Applicants who have not graduated from a recognized high school must provide evidence of satisfactory completion of the requirements for a high school equivalency certificate or a diploma from a recognized high school, school system or state department of public instruction based on a Graduation Equivalency Diploma (GED) examination and other established criteria.
Students may be conditionally accepted prior to high school graduation. Upon graduation, all accepted students must provide an official, final transcript indicating successful completion of all required course work. Failure to successfully complete any of the required units will result in revocation of admission.
Home school students are required to submit an official transcript of all course work completed and scores from either the ACT or SAT I standardized tests.
Step 3: Forward an Official ACT or SAT I Profile
Students who list UW Oshkosh as one of their three receiving schools when registering for either exam will automatically have their scores reported by the testing agency. The ACT code for UW Oshkosh is 4674.
Students who did not request that UW Oshkosh receive their ACT or SAT I profile should contact American College Testing, (319) 337-1000 for ACT scores or the College Board at (800) 728-7267 for SAT I scores.
UW Oshkosh will use the highest composite test score submitted by the student for admission consideration.
Step 4: Submit a Nonrefundable Application Fee
If you are applying as a degree-seeking student to a UW System institution, the nonrefundable application fee of $50 is required. Waivers are available for students with demonstrated financial need.
Step 5: Application Status Notification
Usually, within two to three weeks after your application file is complete, you will receive an admissions decision letter from the University. An email will also be sent to the email address provided on your application.
If you would like to check the status of your application, please follow these steps.