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

Overview of University of Wisconsin-Platteville

UW-Platteville is one of the 13 institutions in the University of Wisconsin System. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to select from. Students are backed by a 21 to 1 student/faculty ratio, 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 170 clubs and organizations.  The UW-Platteville Pioneers play in the NCAA Division III Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) for most sports.


  • Total Enrollment: 8,955 (8,123 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 64% Male/36% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,796 (in-state); $15,646 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $560
  • Room and Board: $7,602
  • Other Expenses: $3,365
  • Total Cost: $19,323 (in-state); $27,173 (out-of-state)

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 84%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 65%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,026
    • Loans: $6,145

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Agribusiness, Biology, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Manufacturing Technology, and Mechanical Engineering

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 24%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Track and Field, Wrestling
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of University of Wisconsin – Platteville Admissions

Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. This institution has a robust admissions process that involves a multitude of academic measures. Applicants must complete an online application. A persuasive essay and glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices. Students should make a campus visit to determine if the institution is a good fit for them.

Admissions Data

  • UW Platteville Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 542/688
    • SAT Math: 605/655
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 20/26
    • ACT English: 19/25
    • ACT Math: 19/27
    • ACT Writing: -/-

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

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

University of Texas at San Antonio, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, East Carolina University, Hampton University, Old Dominion University, Coastal Carolina University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

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

Pace University, Ohio University, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, University of North Texas, Washington State University, University of Texas at Arlington

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

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

Penn State University Park, Syracuse University, United States Military Academy, Temple University, University of Cincinnati, Seton Hall University, Quinnipiac University

Applying to UW Platteville

Application Deadline: Rolling

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