What are my chances to get into University of Wisconsin-Madison?


  • US domestic (US citizen or permanent resident) or international student
    US citizen
  • State/Location of residency: (state is important if you apply to any state universities)
  • Type of high school (current college for transfers): Public High School
  • Gender/Race/Ethnicity (optional):
  • Other special factors (first generation to college, legacy, athlete, etc.):
    First generation
    Intended Major(s)
    Maybe business/science/nursing
    GPA, Rank, and Test Scores
  • Unweighted HS GPA: 3.58
  • Weighted HS GPA (incl. weighting system): 3.78
    Hs weighing system-all weighted classes including AP classes and honor classes are weighted out of 4.3.
  • College GPA (for transfers):
  • Class Rank: 210/713
  • ACT/SAT Scores: 31

(AP/IB/Dual Enrollment classes, AP/IB scores for high school; also include level of math and foreign language reached and any unusual academic electives; for transfers, describe your college courses and preparation for your intended major(s))
Dual enrollment- chem, physics, Spanish 5


(Include leadership, summer activities, competitions, volunteering, and work experience)
Volunteering (30+), summer job as a cashier, competitions for debate (3 years), part of a volunteering club, marching band, piano lessons, leadership role in club to help freshman, led some volunteering projects.

*(Optionally, guess how strong these are and include any other relevant information or circumstances)
My unweighted gpa is a 3.6, my act score is a 31, by the end of high school I will have taken 7 AP classes and 3 classes as a part time has student at universities (program offered at my school, through Mankato and Saint Cloud state). My freshman year had several Bs but the majority of my grades were As. I took two honor classes in my freshman year. My sophomore year I struggled with all honors and AP classes so I ended up with 4 D’s, no Cs, a few bs and the rest were As (so a good chunk in 10th grade were still As) my grades in 10th grade did improve throughout the year however and by the end of the year I had all As. In my junior year I received all As and only one B+. I took all AP/honor/college classes that year (4 college classes, 1 honor class) except for band (which was still a high level band class) which I think really showed improvement. I learned how to manage my time and etc through my struggles in 10th grade. If I continue to do well in my senior year (receiving good grades), will my mistakes in sophomore year mess up my chances? Note: my school grades by quarters not semesters

Cost Constraints / Budget
(High school students: please get a budget from your parents and use the Net Price Calculators on the web sites of colleges of interest.)

(List of colleges by your initial chance estimate; designate if applying ED/EA/RD; if a scholarship is necessary for affordability, indicate that you are aiming for a scholarship and use the scholarship chance to estimate it into the appropriate group below)

  • Safety (certain admission and affordability)
  • Likely (would be possible, but very unlikely or surprising, for it not to admit or be affordable)
  • Match
  • Reach

I would guesstimate your chance at about 30%.