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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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||990|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1210|
|Average SAT Score||1100|
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
|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%|
|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||25|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|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 #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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
78% 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||47%|
|Top 50% of class||78%|
|Bottom 50% of class||22%|
|Bottom 25% of class||4%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||19%||19%|
Applicants have 197 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Elmhurst College is $0.
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.
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.
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.
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.