The acceptance rate at Elmhurst College is 66%. It ranks #23 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Elmhurst College is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 2,817 out of 4,299 applicants were admitted.
The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 980/1170 ACT 20/26). Elmhurst College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.59. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Elmhurst College application fee is $0 and applications are due by May 1.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Elmhurst College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||980|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1170|
|Average SAT Score||1080
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Elmhurst College?
Elmhurst College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. Elmhurst College ranks #22 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23
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 #16 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Elmhurst College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
What GPA do you need to get into Elmhurst College?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Elmhurst College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Elmhurst College was 3.59 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #16 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 66% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||19.0%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||15.0%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||18.0%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||11.0%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||13.0%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||2.0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
82% of Elmhurst College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||20%|
|Top 25% of class||46%|
|Top 50% of class||82%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||17%||16%||17%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Elmhurst College is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to Elmhurst College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
66% of students submit their SAT scores to Elmhurst College. 38% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
66% of those who apply are granted admission to Elmhurst College. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1170. 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.