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How critical is GPA for getting into UW Madison?

Okay, so UW Madison is absolutely a dream school for me, but I'm sorta concerned about whether my GPA is in the right range. Are there any Badgers out there who can tell me what GPA I should aim for to have a shot at admission?

8 months ago

Great choice aiming for UW Madison! GPA is definitely an important piece of the puzzle, but don't let it stress you out too much. UW Madison, like many big schools, looks for well-rounded candidates. Despite that, to increase your chances, aim for a GPA that is at or above their average admitted freshman profile. For UW Madison, that usually hovers around the 3.8 to 4.0 weighted GPA range—but remember, that's not a hard-and-fast rule. Even if you're a little under that, with strong extracurriculars and a good personal statement, you can still get in just fine. Focus on doing your best, challenging yourself with your course load, and rounding out your application with other strengths. Best of luck!

8 months ago

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