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Acceptance Rate 76.15%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 24.08%
Applicants 196,408
Admitted 149,560
Enrolled 36,020

Applying To Wisconsin Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 76.15% at Wisconsin colleges and universities where total 196,408 students have applied and 149,560 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $48.00 and the graduate application fees is $57.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Wisconsin colleges.
General Admission Information of Wisconsin Colleges
Open Admission Policy45 out of 101 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 48.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 57.00
Average Acceptance Rate76.15%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)24.08%
Average Test Scores1,157 SAT / 23 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 196,408 students (87,278 men and 109,126 women) applied to and 149,560 (63,292 men and 86,266 women) students were accepted to admit Wisconsin Colleges. Among them, 15,798 men and 20,221 women were enrolled into Wisconsin schools. The average acceptance rate is 76.15% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 24.08%. The table below shows the Wisconsin colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Wisconsin Colleges (2021-2022)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants196,40887,278109,126
Admitted149,56063,29286,266
Enrolled36,02015,79820,221
Acceptance Rate 76.15% 72.52% 79.05%
Enrollment Ratio 24.08% 24.96% 23.44%
[Chart]Wisconsin Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Wisconsin college, 2,032 students (11.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 20,833 students (53.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,269 and 25th percentile score is 1,044. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 78 and 25th percentile score is 58. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Wisconsin colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Wisconsin Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing529.00624.00
SAT Math515.00645.00
ACT Composite20.0026.00
ACT Math19.0026.00
ACT English19.0026.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Wisconsin Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Wisconsin Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Wisconsin Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Wisconsin State, 55 schools use semester calendar systems and 6 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester55 out of 101 schools
Quarter6 out of 101 schools
Trimester2 out of 101 schools
Four-one-four plan3 out of 101 schools
Other academic year6 out of 101 schools
Differs by program12 out of 101 schools
Continuous12 out of 101 schools
Un-Known/Other5 out of 101 schools
Next table describes credits that Wisconsin colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits60 out of 101 schools
Credits for Life Experiences48 out of 101 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits62 out of 101 schools
Credit for Military Training61 out of 101 schools

Application Requirements

34 Wisconsin schools require High School GPA and 34 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 1 Wisconsin colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Wisconsin colleges.
Admission Checklist for Wisconsin Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA343
High School Rank716
High School Record (or Transcript)344
Completion of College Preparatory Program1419
Recommendations410
Formal Demonstration of Competencies32
Admission Test Scores12
TOEFL265
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)50