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Elmhurst College Admission Requirements

Elmhurst, Illinois

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Chances of getting into Elmhurst College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.8%
Admission Difficulty for Elmhurst College
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Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Elmhurst College and can I get accepted? The school has a 68% acceptance rate ranking it #39 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,830 out of 4,175 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.

Test Requirements

You must 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 the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elmhurst College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
66%
SAT Scores for Elmhurst College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Elmhurst College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Elmhurst College typically prefers 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #20 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Elmhurst College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >78%
1100 to 1210 Avg + 68%-78%
990 to 1100 Avg - 56%-68%
880 to 990 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 880 Low <42%
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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 25
ACT Math 75th 25
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 #17 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Elmhurst College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

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 + 68%-78%
20 to 23 Avg - 56%-68%
17 to 20 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 17 Low <42%
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Elmhurst College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Elmhurst College?

Applicants require 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 68% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Elmhurst College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,540 1,609 4,175
Accepted 1,743 1,074 2,830
Acceptance Rate 69% 67% 68%
Enrolled 321 206 527
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 19% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
197

Applicants have 197 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Elmhurst College is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Elmhurst College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Elmhurst College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
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.

FAQs

Does Elmhurst College prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Elmhurst College?

68% 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.

What SAT score is required for Elmhurst College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1210. 66% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Elmhurst College?

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.