Chances of getting into Elmhurst College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.4%
Admission Difficulty for Elmhurst College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Elmhurst College and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #35 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,842 out of 4,219 applicants were admitted making Elmhurst College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Elmhurst College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Elmhurst College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
66%
SAT Scores for Elmhurst College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Elmhurst College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1090

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Elmhurst College?

Elmhurst College typically requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 66 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Elmhurst College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >78%
1090 to 1190 Avg + 67%-78%
990 to 1090 Avg - 54%-67%
890 to 990 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 890 Low <41%
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Elmhurst College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
38%
ACT Scores for Elmhurst College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Elmhurst College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Elmhurst College?

Admission data indicates that Elmhurst College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Elmhurst College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Elmhurst College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >78%
23 to 26 Avg + 67%-78%
20 to 23 Avg - 54%-67%
17 to 20 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 17 Low <41%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.32
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Elmhurst College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Elmhurst College was 3.32 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #30 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Elmhurst College accepts 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Elmhurst College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 21% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 22% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

78% of Elmhurst College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Elmhurst College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 47%
Top 50% of class 78%
Bottom 50% of class 22%
Bottom 25% of class 4%

Admission Statistics

Elmhurst College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,492 1,694 4,219
Accepted 1,708 1,127 2,842
Acceptance Rate 69% 67% 67%
Enrolled 245 284 530
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 25% 19%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
102

Applicants have 102 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Elmhurst College before the Jul 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
May 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Elmhurst College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Elmhurst College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Elmhurst College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144962 IPEDS survey data for Elmhurst College.

Frequently Asked Questions

66% of students submit their SAT scores to Elmhurst College. 38% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

67% of those who apply are granted admission to Elmhurst College. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1190. 66% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 38% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.