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Acceptance Rate 69.67%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 32.88%
Applicants 161,539
Admitted 112,538
Enrolled 37,008

Applying To Wisconsin Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 69.67% at Wisconsin colleges and universities where total 161,539 students have applied and 112,538 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $48.73 and the graduate application fees is $57.07. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Wisconsin colleges.
General Admission Information of Wisconsin Colleges
Open Admission Policy49 out of 106 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 48.73
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 57.07
Average Acceptance Rate69.67%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)32.88%
Average Test Scores1,132 SAT / 67 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2019-2020, total 161,539 students (71,737 men and 89,797 women) applied to and 112,538 (48,236 men and 64,298 women) students were accepted to admit Wisconsin Colleges. Among them, 16,543 men and 20,465 women were enrolled into Wisconsin schools. The average acceptance rate is 69.67% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 32.88%. The table below shows the Wisconsin colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Wisconsin Colleges (2019-2020)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants161,53971,73789,797
Admitted112,53848,23664,298
Enrolled37,00816,54320,465
Acceptance Rate 69.67% 67.24% 71.60%
Enrollment Ratio 32.88% 34.30% 31.83%
[Chart]Wisconsin Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Wisconsin college, 4,010 students (24.22% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 31,466 students (84.09%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,239 and 25th percentile score is 1,025. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 77 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 Writing510.17614.06
SAT Math514.61625.17
ACT Composite20.1625.50
ACT Math18.9025.48
ACT English19.0325.58
[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, 60 schools use semester calendar systems and 6 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester60 out of 106 schools
Quarter6 out of 106 schools
Trimester2 out of 106 schools
Four-one-four plan3 out of 106 schools
Other academic year6 out of 106 schools
Differs by program12 out of 106 schools
Continuous13 out of 106 schools
Un-Known/Other4 out of 106 schools
Next table describes credits that Wisconsin colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits65 out of 106 schools
Credits for Life Experiences52 out of 106 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits67 out of 106 schools
Credit for Military Training66 out of 106 schools

Application Requirements

34 Wisconsin schools require High School GPA and 38 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 28 Wisconsin colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Wisconsin colleges.
Admission Checklist for Wisconsin Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA340
High School Rank1113
High School Record (or Transcript)381
Completion of College Preparatory Program1418
Recommendations612
Formal Demonstration of Competencies33
Admission Test Scores285
TOEFL276
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)50