This may be irrelevant....but what is the difference between uw-Madison and UW-Milwaukee? I've been wondering about it for quite a while now
I live in Illinois.. would that make my chances lower? I'm only a junior so i'm not applying until next school year
I'm a junior with a 3.3 unweighted GPA, a 3.7 weighted GPA and a 30 ACT. Last year I took one AP course and got a 4, this year I am taking 2 APs and will most likely get 4 or 5's on the tests. I'm taking 5 AP courses next year. I'm also hispanic. I'm on a varsity sport and participate in community service and leadership programs. What are my chances?
I think your chances will be high. Being involved with extracurricular actitivites and volunteering increase your chances. You'll be fine, just keep up with what you're doing
31 ACT, 3.85 unweighted 4.5 weighted,top 25%, all state swimming, captain of two sports, NHS, Key club(volunteer service)
I recently got wait listed, does anybody know the projected number of freshman they want this year?
I have an ACT of 31, 3.92 unweighted, 4.86 weighted, have 8 AP's and 1 college class, a lot of extra curricular activities, volunteer at the Mayo Clinic along with mentorships there and from Minnesota......but got waitlisted....could someone tell me my chances of being accepted, if they even do accept people from waitlists? Thanks
I have very similiar qualities and waitlisted too. It might have to do with being from Minnesota. I know that only 25% of their students can be from out of state.
I have a 26 ACT, a 3.3 unweighted GPA, a few extra curricular activities in which I was very active in, I took/am taking 7 AP classes (Out of the possible 8 at my school), and I just got accepted yesterday.
I got a 26 ACT, have a 3.5 GPA, and am semi-involved in school activities, and just found out I got in.
Anyone else here get postponed?
so i just applied and i have a 28 ACT and a 3.73 unweighted GPA. some people at my school got postponed who had the same ACT as me got postponed, and I was wondering if i could get wait listed? I'm applying to the college of letters and science though and he applied to the business school so i wondering if the business school was more selective? i also have a lot of volunteer service, and i'm secretary for national honor society, so will I have a decent shot?
How long has it taken for you to hear back from Wisconsin? I applied 10/31, although ACT scores were sent prior to applying the status has them in on 11/3. Parchment said transcripts were pulled 11/3, but status site says 11/15. Please chance me as well. 28 ACT, 3.771 un-weighted GPA, 4.02 weighted. Tough schedule, very busy extracurricular (Captain of Cross Country, Captain of Distance Track Team, Swimming, Marching Band, President of Athletic Council, and participation on some other Student government).
I just got postponed today, does anyone know how long it takes for them to make a decision and what is the chance of getting in after getting postponed?
Deadline for RD applicants is 2/15 (as I recall). You will be looked at again after the RD deadline. I suspect you should hear back in March.
In the meantime you should send the university a well written follow-up letter reiterating your interest and why Madison is the college for you. Also, talk with your high school dean about your situation.
If you do the above, I think you have a good chance of getting in off the deferred list. If you do nothing, then you may be out of luck.
The sooner you get back to Madison, the better (by 1/15 would be good). However, make sure your response is well written.
Should a follow-up letter be mailed?
Can someone chance me? I go to a nationally recognized highschool and out of state. I did several extra curricular activities including engineering club(frc team) which is also known on a national level (I am a programmer). I am a stand up comedian at certain comedy clubs in Los Angeles. You can take a look at my gpa and SATS. Do I have a shot? Parchment rated me 95%.
You'll get in without a doubt! Your SAT score and ACT score is out of here! I wouldn't worry too much! But the fact that you're Hispanic will give you even more of a boost, because schools like Madison crave for diversity!
I forgot to mention I get paid sometimes for my comedy routines.
Has anyone heard back yet from Westchester, NY?
chance me please
I am a Wisconsin resident. I have a 3.4 gpa and a 26 on my act. I have two years of volleyball, 4 years of student council, 4 years of future business leaders of america and 2 years of musical theater. I have also taken two college classes and have lots of volunteer hours. My sister also currently goes to Madison if that helps. Do I have a good chance of getting in?
I am an in-stater, 28 ACT 30 in math, reading, and english, but 26 in science, a 3.6 unweighed gpa, 4 years with football (all-conference honors), 3 with wrestling, 1 year bowling, 1 year track, 2 years as a german club co-officer, 250 hours of community service, 2 AP cources, as well as 2 CAPP courses in partnership with UW-Oshkosh. Chances?
I am a super busy student being involved in Basketball and volleyball for four years, track for two, treasurer of NHS, student council, and a local organization called OCP. Band/Choir for four years, multiple awards at state. Also, I am in forensics and have won awards there as well. FCCLA is another organization I am in. I have around a 3.95 GPA and am number 5 in my class, but we have two number 1's...26 on the ACT Any guesses on my chances of admissions? Also, how long did it take everyone to get their letters? Thanks! (:
I'm kind'ove in the same boat as the person below me. A 3.08 unweighted GPA with a 3 AP Courses and a few honors courses, lots of "core classes" giving me 29 high school credits, 12 extracurricular clubs in the school I'm involved in (I'm a social person and live for new experiences), Vice-president of 2 FBLA and Key Club, State for Cross Country and Track, a few outside of school activities (Eagle scout, job at a fast food restaurant, etc.), and a 28 ACT. I'm retaking the ACT again in December to shoot for a 30, but what would you guys say my odds are right now?
Parchment gives me a 71% too. C- is not so good but I'll take an average chance.
Ok, I know this is a long shot but
I have a 3.04 unweighted gpa, like a 1680 on the SAT. Teacher recommendations should be pretty good and I'm trying to get a really good personal essay down, etc. I'm a 4 year member of a school organization called Youth Court that deals with cases with students and one of the board members this year, 4 years of Football, a two time all area varsity linebacker, Section II All-Star for Football, wrestled a few years and did some community service at a soup kitchen, a counselor for a summer rec camp and volunteered as one before. What are my chances? I'm out of state.
Got a 29 on my first ACT and hope to have a 30 or above by the time I apply.
I have 3.94 unweighted GPA and 28 on ACT. I am captain of my swim/dive team, varsity diver for 4 years, member of NHS and from Michigan. What are my chances?
3.52 GPA unweighted, 26 ACT, student council senator for senior year, President of a student chapter of American Chemical Society, 254 hours of community service and I go to the third best highschool in michigan according to U.S news. Is it possible for me to get in if I am on the border with their reported averages?
I have a 3.52 weighted GPA which translates to like a 3.3, soccer 2 years, football 2 years, founded and captained my own rugby team, was a starter and kicker for the NJ state rugby team, was a boy scout senior patrol leader, around 60 hours community service, and 2100 SATs but didn't take math sophomore year (scheduling issue) and am doubling up senior year. Wisconsin is my dream school, can anybody give me an idea if I can get in?
Seems like we are on the same boat, I would think that our chances are pretty good/average since we are applying from out of Wisconsin (not sure if you are from NJ) and have pretty good E.C. But I think its going to boil down to how well your personal statement is.
Right, it's so nerve-racking to be right on the borderline (And I am from NJ)
If I got into university of Minnesota at twin cities is that a good indication I will get into this school?
You will get in to both Universities and probably UI Urbana as well. U Mich might be a toss up.
Although they are both Big Ten schools, I believe that UW Madison has stricter application rules. I also applied to both Madison and Twin Cities, but am waiting a reply from both. With that being said, Twin Cities is also called the "saftey school" at Madison because apparently it is a lot easier to get in. However, that is just what I hear from the students...my boyfriend goes to Madison so I hear a lot of that, but I mean, who is anyone to say you will or will not get in. Best of luck, I hope you get your letter soon. (:
Only have a 3.3 GPA and 24 ACT but I applied just because both my parents went to Madison. Will that put me over the top?
I have the same cept a 3.4 gpa... I got a 56% of getting in if that helps, parents didnt go there, so you got a better chance if your parents went there than I do :)
you very well could get in.
I've heard really random things about getting into Madison, especially as a Minnesota resident. I guess the reciprocity makes UW Madison kind of cap off how many Minnesotans they admit, and so many people from Minnesota are applying this year. I have a 33 ACT and a 3.85 weighted GPA, I do choir, theater, and some volunteering. Are my chances good?
You should get into both, no problem.
As a Wisconsin students, we're told that a 29 or so ACT is a pretty safe score for Madison, and that below 27 is where chances start going down. While I'm not sure if non-Wisconsin residency makes a different, I know the school accepts about 60% of the applicant pool. So good luck, but don't worry too much, I'm almost certain you'll be accepted.
I received a 21 on my ACT and had a 2.8 GPA when I applied back in 2003 after I graduated... I was accepted within 2 weeks of sending my application. I am 1/4 Cherokee Native American which probably helped me out.
27 on ACT, 3.4 GPA, Wisconsin resident, plenty of volunteer work and cross country athlete all 4 years. What are my chances?
How long does it take for Madison to receive your transcript?
Act 27 Gpa 3.8 2 sports 4 year player captain of both senior year over 70 hours community service also OOS says i have a 65% chance what do you think?
28 on the ACT and a 3.6 GPA...but I'm also a four year varsity athlete, part of student government, editor of my school newspaper, a link crew leader, I have over 100 volunteer hours, have taken 4 AP classes...I'm also an instate resident. This thing tells me that I have a 71% chance of getting in...but what do you guys think?
you're fine. don't worry. you're from wisconsin, you have a good act, and you take ap. if you didn't, i'd be surprised.
This is where I want to go to study endocrinology :) been my dream since I was diagnosed with diabetes!
I live in Indiana, but hopefully I can make it here for medical school after getting my bachelor's.
28 on the act gpa of 3.7 unweighted in 5 ap classes now and took 2 last year, 3 sport varsity athlete 2 years in a row, student coached 2 years in a row, 1 letter of recommendation this is telling me i have a below average chance it that true?
Why are there 2 different UW Madisons on this website? There are no noticeable differences between the two choices
Chances of getting in?
Honors Diploma, 3.903 GPA (Unweighted), 4.206 GPA (Weighted). 28 ACT (31 Writing, 31 Reading). 6 AP classes. NHS. Spanish Honors Society. Tri-M Music Honors Society. Sunday School Teacher. Camp Counselor. JV Tennis. Link Crew (Freshman Orientation). 2 Letters of Recommendation.
My parents both went to Madison. It's been my dream since I knew what college was. :)
You will get in, but put time into the essay.
You're gonna get in. Don't worry
Im currently a senior attending a college preparatory high school... 3.5 gpa, 21 on the ACT. I am a horrible test taker! I am an in- state resident.I don't think my chances are very high to get into UW Madison, but I'm curious of your guys' thoughts?! Thanks!
The GPA isn't terrible, but I would recommend taking the ACT again. Definitely take some practice tests or talk to your teachers about strategies for doing better.
3.4 gpa, 23 act, I know - I suck, but I have a good amount of extracurricular stuff, volunteering and sports, my statements are strong (cause my smarty pants older brother helped me) My dad went there and my older bother goes there, and hes on the deans list, not sure if that helps me at all...and I live in state, I don't think I'm gonna make it, so I'm thinking UW Milwaukee, I'm going for nursing, but any feedback or something might help, anyone!?
If you are interested in nursing, you definitely should apply to Loyola University in Chicago. It is a private university so cost may be a factor but, the college has a top rated nursing program. I think you would have a decent chance of getting in. Another option to consider for nursing is Gustavus Adolphus college.
As someone else said, do retake your ACT. Many people score a couple points higher the 2nd time.
Parent and an RN here!
First, you don't suck. Have you thought of retaking ACT? Study and keep trying my daughter got her's up to 27 that way.
Second, if nursing is really your thing then maybe Madison is not for you. It is terribly competitive to get into the school of nursing.
What about Oshkosh besides Milwaukee? They have a great program. Have you considered Alverno, Mount Mary etc...
Since you have a lower GPA and ACT score, I would make sure to get very strong letters of reccomendation from 2 or 3 teachers in the area where you struggled on the ACT. And since your statement is strong, that should help. If possible, at semester, send them your grade report. That should show them that you care enough to keep them updated. And i would apply before Nov 1st if you want to be considered right away. I hope this helps!
Thanks! That was helpful! I already applied and I did get letters of recommendation in my tough areas. How long does it take to get their answer?
Since you already applied, and your application is considered complete, it should take about 2-3 weeks to recieve something by mail, or possibly email. As you know, you can get accepted, wait listed or declined, but if you're wait listed, no worries! Just have a backup plan and you're set :)
Thank you! I really appreciate it!
Chances are not good, around 20% at UW Madison.
Unweighted GPA 3.76, ACT 27, 65 hours of volunteering at local library, held the same job at local pub and grill since may of my sophomore year, and by the end of senior year will have taken 7 AP courses. Lastly, I am in the top 20 percent of my class. its a silly question but is that good enough to get in? Yet, my chances of getting into this school are lower than U. Of Michigan. Lol. 70s for mich and 65 for Wisconsin.
Your GPA and ACT score put you in a good position, so does the volunteering. Do you participate in any extracurricular activities?
I am a Minnesota resident, scored a 26 on my ACT (31 in math and 28 on english) with a 9 on my essay. My brother is also a junior and has been on the Dean's List at Madison. My GPA is 4.007 and actively participate in Dance as well as a dance teacher's assistant for a nationally ranked line. Do I have a shot of getting in? Madison is my dream!!
Your chances are very good, say 90% or better. UW Madison accepted almost all applicants with a gpa of 3.9 or higher that had an ACT of at least 25. If your uw gpa had been 3.8 instead of 4.0, an ACT score of 28 would be needed for similar odds.
Hey guys, I got a 27 on my ACT (taking it one more time in September) I have a non weighted GPA of 3.75 Weighted GPA of 4.3. I am president of my school's French Club, member of National Honors Society, and I am captain of two varsity sports. University of Wisconsin - Madison is my dream school. How are my chances? Thanks!
If you were in-state, your chance of admit would be close to 90%. Since you are out of state, it will be much more difficult - odds of admission around 60%. I think you should still get in but, it may depend on the selectivity of the program (college) you apply to. Increasing your ACT even one point to 28 would significantly help your odds.
Write a solid essay and get your application in early (November) to maximize your chances.
Minnesota does have reciprocity. Don't know if that helps my chances. I am thinking just the Liberal Arts college. I generally write good essays and hoping to improve my ACT score by one or two points. Thanks!
Reciprocity does not help with admission chances, it primarily helps with affordability. Your chances are higher applying to CLA as opposed to the college of Science and Engineering. High test scores are a major factor in CSE.
I got a 26 on the ACT (planning to take it again) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.48. I was an All-American for Cheerleading and a captain. I was also a tutor for the library at my school and an active member in the Spanish Honor Society. When I was a sophomore I was given a recognized Science Archive award..thoughts!?
I would say your chances depend a lot on your new ACT score. You might be waitlisted to see if your grades improve ...
Just so everyone knows, I had a 65% chance to be accepted to Madison according to Parchment, and I was accepted. Don't sweat too much about the percentages, unless they are below 30% or something like that.
i have a 3.45 GPA with a 28 on my ACT, but I'm president of an important school organization at my school, and i play 3 sports. I'm also a minnesota resident and my grandfather went to law school there. chances?
You'll probably be fine. I had a 3.90 GPA and a 27 on my ACT, 3 sport athlete, and Minnesota resident as well. I didn't think I was going to be accepted, but I was in early February (if I remember correctly). Don't stress too much.
You have a pretty high chance, so no worries! Just make sure your essay is personal and to the point (and of course grammar mistake free). I'm going there this fall. Good luck!
I feel like I have a good chance by everything in my file except my ACT, I got a 22 and after a second time of taking it I can't seem to raise it. Any advice on raising my ACT? I'm just a horrible test taker, honestly I think I'm good enough to get in.
*on how to raise my ACT
I got a 26 on the ACT, a 1730 on the SAT, and my GPA is 3.5... I'm also a Wisconsin resident. Do I have a chance to get in? I really really want to go to Madison.
you have a good shot! but get that ACT or SAT up!
keep in mind, i have a 3.25 gpa, 29 act, non-wisconsin resident, and i got rejected today.
Im sure you got a better chance then i did!
chance me! I always chance back!
Chance me? www.parchment.com/c/discuss...
You'll get in. I'd say it would be a fluke if you didn't.
ok i have a 93.7% chance of acceptance but I was deferred...wtf wisco i thout u were mah boi
yeah, zhalsey's right. they usually defer most non-residents unless they're absolute freaks
deferred doesn't necessarily mean denied. just wait, you'll be fine
What do you guys think of my chances? I'm pretty sure I can get in, but I just wanna hear some feedback
I have a really strong extracurricular list with a lot of community service but my GPA is only a 4.5 and I'm a white midwestern girl. Does diversity kill me?
I don't understand, You have a 94% chance of getting in to U of Wisconsin-Madison. Are you noticing something that I am missing?
52% chance. Should I go for it?
I'm 46% and i'm still gonna try, can't hurt, other than that pesky app fee.
Do it! They are ranked pretty highly for hottest college girls.
My GPA cumulative is a 3.28 but I have a 32 on my ACT and a very solid extracurricular list. My GPA has been on a steady rise throughout my career and my last semester I got a 3.58. Do I stand a chance?
Yes. I am similar. I have a 3.343 unweighted and a 30. I think we have a shot.....I HOPE!
Applying here as my top choice.. but was wondering how my chances are.
Also, which schools are easier/harder to get into? anyone know?
yeah its wierd, I have 100% chance to the U of M, and only 16% chance here, and they are basically the same, The U of M might even be better.
Your chances are higher at the U of M partly because you are in-state. Another reason may be that Parchment recomputed your chances at UW based on recent data but has not done so at the U of M.
That happened to me in reverse - My U of M chances dropped from 100% to 97% but my UW chances stayed at 99%.
BTW - UW Madison is NOT way better than the U of M. They are on par although UW does have a better reputation and so people say it is so much better even though data does not support such a conclusion. Each school has its strengths and the U of M is higher rated in some majors while UW is higher rated in others. U of M does have a significantly higher rated honors program.
Wisconsin is a lot better
U of Wisconsin (Madison) likes high gpa's.
can somebody explain why I have a 2.2% chance with U of Wisconsin (Madison)? Is it just because I'm not from in state?? class rank?
Probably because you have a bad gpa and ACT;)