Acceptance Rate 72.09%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 29.55%
Applicants 163,088
Admitted 117,574
Enrolled 34,746

Applying To Wisconsin Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 72.09% at Wisconsin colleges and universities where total 163,088 students have applied and 117,574 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $48.00 and the graduate application fees is $57.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Wisconsin colleges.
General Admission Information of Wisconsin Colleges
Open Admission Policy49 out of 106 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 48.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 57.00
Average Acceptance Rate72.09%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)29.55%
Average Test Scores1,147 SAT / 23 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 163,088 students (72,555 men and 90,533 women) applied to and 117,574 (50,549 men and 67,025 women) students were accepted to admit Wisconsin Colleges. Among them, 15,254 men and 19,492 women were enrolled into Wisconsin schools. The average acceptance rate is 72.09% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 29.55%. The table below shows the Wisconsin colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Wisconsin Colleges (2020-2021)
Acceptance Rate 72.09% 69.67% 74.03%
Enrollment Ratio 29.55% 30.18% 29.08%
[Chart]Wisconsin Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Wisconsin college, 3,426 students (20.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 28,452 students (82.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,244 and 25th percentile score is 1,049. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 75 and 25th percentile score is 56. 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 Writing523.00623.00
SAT Math526.00621.00
ACT Composite20.0025.00
ACT Math18.0025.00
ACT English18.0025.00
[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, 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 34 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 7 Wisconsin colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Wisconsin colleges.
Admission Checklist for Wisconsin Colleges
High School GPA343
High School Rank716
High School Record (or Transcript)344
Completion of College Preparatory Program1518
Formal Demonstration of Competencies32
Admission Test Scores76
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)50