Freshman Admission Reqs
Freshman Admission Reqs
expand icon
High School Preparation
High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required
High School Units Req or Recommended
Subject Req Reco
English 4
Mathematics 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 3 4
Social Studies 3 4
Academic Electives 2
Examinations
Subject Required Units Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted February 1
SAT Only Not reported Not reported
ACT Only Not reported Not reported
SAT & SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted February 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not reported Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component SAT: Used for admission , ACT: Used for admission
Applying For Admission
Applying For Admission
expand icon
Admissions Office
Address
161 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive
Madison
WI
53706-1380
Fax
(608) 262-1429
Application Dates & Fees
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15, 2024
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered
No
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 31
Application Form
Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Accepted
Other Application Requirements
Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
Selection of Students
Selection of Students
expand icon
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X
Profile of Fall Admission
Profile of Fall Admission
expand icon
Overall Admission Rate
60% of 53,829 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 27,711 applicants were admitted
Men
56% of 26,118 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
8,465 (26%) of 32,466 admitted students enrolled
Women
4,678 (26%) of 17,771 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,787 (26%) of 14,695 admitted students enrolled
Students Offered Wait List
8,128
Students Accepting Wait List Position
4,335
Students Admitted From Wait List
14
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 Scale)
4.00 and Above
45%
3.75 - 3.99
36%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
4%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
0%
2.00 - 2.49
0%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math: 690-780 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
74%
Score of 600 - 700
22.8%
Score of 500 - 600
3.1%
Score of 400 - 500
0.1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW: 650-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
46.8%
Score of 600 - 700
47.8%
Score of 500 - 600
5.4%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
28-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
59.8%
Score of 24 - 29
37.5%
Score of 18 - 23
2.7%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
ACT Math: Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
51.2%
Score of 24 - 29
43.7%
Score of 18 - 23
4.7%
Score of 12 - 17
0.4%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
ACT Eng: Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
59.9%
Score of 24 - 29
34.3%
Score of 18 - 23
5.6%
Score of 12 - 17
0.2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 49%
Top quarter: 86%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported
Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid data displayed on CollegeData’s college profiles is from the 2021-22 academic year.
A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases, copyright © 2022 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.