University of Wisconsin-La Crosse: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Main Hall at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse
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The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a public university with an acceptance rate of 71%. One of the 13 four-year universities in the University of Wisconsin System, La Crosse students come from 42 states and 43 countries. The university occupies a 119-acre campus in the scenic 7 Rivers Region on the Upper Mississippi River. Undergraduates can choose from 102 degree programs that are supported by a 19-to-1 student / faculty ratio. Biology, business, health, education, and psychology are among the most popular undergraduate areas of study. The UW-La Crosse Eagles compete in the NCAA Division III Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC).

Considering applying to UW-La Crosse? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse had an acceptance rate of 71%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 71 students were admitted, making UW-La Crosse's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 6,855
Percent Admitted 71%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 45%

SAT Scores and Requirements

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 2% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 535 625
Math 550 640
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of UW-La Crosse's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to University of Wisconsin-La Crosse scored between 535 and 625, while 25% scored below 535 and 25% scored above 625. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 550 and 640, while 25% scored below 550 and 25% scored above 640. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1260 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at UW-La Crosse.

Requirements

UW-La Crosse does not require the optional SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that UW-Lacrosse does not superscore; your highest composite SAT score from a single test date will be considered for admission.

ACT Scores and Requirements

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 99% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 22 26
Math 22 27
Composite 23 27

This admissions data tells us that most of UW-La Crosse's admitted students fall within the top 31% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to UW-La Crosse received a composite ACT score between 23 and 27, while 25% scored above 27 and 25% scored below 23.

Requirements

UW-La Crosse does not require the optional ACT writing section. Note that UW-La Crosse does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. 

GPA

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPA. Note that the middle 50% of freshmen admitted to UW-La Crosse rank in the 68th to 90th percentile of their class.

Admissions Chances

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, which accepts nearly three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. The primary admission criteria for UW-Lacrosse are course rigor, class rank or GPA, and standardized test scores. Keep in mind that UW-La Crosse has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades, rank, and test scores. Secondary factors in admission include leadership, essays, extracurricular activities, special talent, letters of recommendation, and diversity. Strong application essays and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The university looks for applicants with a minimum of four credits of English, three credits of math, social science, and natural science, and four credits of academic electives. Many admitted students have transcripts that include additional academic coursework above the minimum requirements.

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All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Undergraduate Admissions Office.