University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Kenosha, WI 53141-2000

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of Wisconsin-Parkside is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,126 applications and 1,328 students were granted admission. University of Wisconsin-Parkside is at the #60 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 95% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 0% submitted SAT scores.

Fall 2016 Admitted Students ACT Scores

Out of the total 666 enrollees 633 students submitted ACT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
English 17 23
Math 19 23
Composite 18 23

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

University of Wisconsin-Parkside uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in University of Wisconsin-Parkside, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 941 1,185 2,126
Admitted students 583 745 1,328
Enrolled students 303 363 666
Acceptance rate 62% 62.9% 62.5% 69%
Yield 52% 48.7% 50.2% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Credit for life experiences

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Admission Deadlines

March 1

  • Transfer application (priority)

June 1

  • Fall application

August 1

  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores
  • Transfer application (regular)

September 15

  • Applicants notification date

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Chicago State University
65.3 mile away