University of Wisconsin – Whitewater competes for the NCAA Division III (WIAC)
Ranked #717 in our overall Best Colleges ranking, and has a Learfield Score of 895.
Wisconsin competes in 22 sports and has a total of 644 student-athletes: 353 men and 291 women.
Men’s Swimming and Diving
Men’s Track and Field, Indoor
Men’s Track and Field, Outdoor
Men’s Track and Field, X-Country
Women’s Swimming and Diving
Women’s Tennis no data
Women’s Track and Field, Indoor
Women’s Track and Field, Outdoor
Women’s Track and Field, X-Country
Amy Mandrell, Admissions Representative
LRT Sports: Does being an athlete affect the admissions process?
Amy: It can be considered when schools do comprehensive reviews of the application, but it does not have a large impact if a student were accepted.
LRT Sports: What are the qualities you look for when taking on a student-athlete?
Amy: Strong GPA and high school rigor, average or above average ACT or SAT score, other involvement, (if applicable) a good personal statement with correct use of grammar.
LRT Sports: What will set a student-athlete’s application apart from the general applicants or other student-athletes?
Amy: I don’t believe there is one thing that will “set a student-athlete apart” per say. During review of any application admissions staff understand that each student will have their own uniqueness and if a student can articulate that, then the admissions reviewer is able to understand the student more.
LRT Sports: Does an early admission application carry more weight/have a different priority in your acceptance process?
Amy: Not for admissions reason, especially if the school doesn’t have an early decision deadline. However, students who have their application in early have access to “next steps” to committing to the school sooner.
LRT Sports: Would your institution recommend that a student-athlete come in for an interview? If so, when would you recommend they start this process?
Amy: An interview would be helpful if a student were struggling with their GPA and ACT/SAT test scores at the institution I work at. There can’t be any special attention given to student-athletes and an interview for them if they are a strong student wouldn’t change any outcome.
LRT Sports: What GPA/SAT/ACT would your institution recommend that a student-athlete shoot for?
What percentage of student-athletes receive financial aid?
Amy: Our average student profile is a 3.2 unweighted GPA on a 4pt scale and a 23 ACT (1130 SAT). All students should strive to be within this range.
LRT Sports: What percentage of student-athletes receive financial aid?
Amy: There is no accurate percentage to calculate this. Any student who is eligible to file the FAFSA receives some sort of financial aid, usually in the form of loans. Students who are in financial need then can receive grants. Scholarships are awarded based on merit.
LRT Sports: What is your institution’s policy on financial aid? Does it differ for scholar athletes?
Amy: We do not award athletic scholarships since we are a Division III institution.
LRT Sports: What is the best piece of advice you can give to a student-athlete who has your institution number one on their list?
Amy: You need to have a true passion for your sport if you come to play here. You will work just as hard as a Division I or Division II athlete, but not be paid. If you don’t love it, you won’t make it.
LRT Sports: What makes your scholar athletic stand out on campus?
Amy: Having the mentality of a tradition of excellence. Not just on the playing field, but in the classroom and in life.
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Posted on September 12, 2019 in Exclusive
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