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University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1909
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 8,306
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $14,692,373
Admissions Address

1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

Website

http://www.uwlax.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@uwlax.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Kathryn Kiefer
Admissions office telephone: (608) 785-8939
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? Yes
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.apply.wisconsin.edu Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $75 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 0 3
Social studies 3 4
History 0 0
Academic electives 4 2
Total academic units 17 21

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: May 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 64%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 64%
Total applicants: 6,836
Total acceptances: 4,355
Total freshman enrollment: 1,743
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 2,689
Male acceptances: 1,571
Male freshman enrollment: 647
 
Female applicants: 4,147
Female acceptances: 2,784
Female freshman enrollment: 1,096
Out-of-state freshmen: 18%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 30%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 81%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 98%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 88%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 0%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 2%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 490 – 623
Math: 520 – 630
Combined: 1010 – 1253

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 9.5% 2.4%
600-699 19.1% 31.0%
500-599 45.2% 50.0%
400-499 26.2% 14.2%
300-399 N/A 2.4%
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 99%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 – 27
Math: 21 – 27
Composite: 23 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 4.8% 8.1% 6.6%
24-29 58.8% 46.2% 58.7%
18-23 35.6% 42.0% 32.5%
12-17 0.8% 3.6% 2.2%
6-11 N/A 0.1% N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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