University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The University of Wisconsin’s Milwaukee is a comprehensive state university with a large selection of 92 undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to select from. A robust student/faculty ratio backs students, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s over 92 clubs and organizations.


  • Total Enrollment: 24,933 (20,256 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47 percent male/53 percent female
  • 81 percent full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,588 (in-state); $20,867 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $800
  • Room and Board: $10,728
  • Other Expenses: $3,370
  • Total Cost: $24,486 (in-state); $35,765 (out-of-state)

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 83 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
  • Grants: 61 percent
  • Loans: 65 percent
  • Mean Amount of Aid
  • Grants: $6,358
  • Loans: $6,821

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Engineering; Education; and Visual and Performing Arts

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 18 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44 percent

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Admissions

Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps.

Admissions Data

  • UW Oshkosh Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for UW Oshkosh, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If UW Oshkosh is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Texas State University, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Georgia State University, Florida Agricultural, and Mechanical University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of Texas at El Paso, California State University Northridge

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for UW Oshkosh, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Pace University, University of North Texas, San Jose State University, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Washington State University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than UW Oshkosh. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of Cincinnati, Penn State University Park, United States Military Academy, Hofstra University, Auburn University, Temple University, Seton Hall University

Applying to UW Oshkosh

Application Deadline: August 1

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