Private 4 Year

Illinois College Admission Requirements

Jacksonville, Illinois

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Chances of getting into Illinois College

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Illinois College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Illinois College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Illinois College is 75%.  It ranks #38 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Illinois College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 2,845 out of 3,781 applicants were admitted.

Illinois College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.57. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 10% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Illinois College application fee is $0 and applications are due by Aug 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Illinois College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

Illinois College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Illinois College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Illinois College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Illinois College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Illinois College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Illinois College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Illinois College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Illinois College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Illinois College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Illinois College was 3.57 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #18 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.57 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Illinois College accepts 75% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Illinois College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 18.5% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.51% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 20.56% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 19.15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.84% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 9.05% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.39% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

83% of Illinois College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Illinois College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 47%
Top 50% of class 83%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Illinois College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,018 1,763 3,781
Accepted 1,600 1,245 2,845
Acceptance Rate 79% 71% 75%
Enrolled 147 147 294
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 12% 10%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 251 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Illinois College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Illinois College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145691 IPEDS survey data for Illinois College.


What is my chance of getting into Illinois College?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to Illinois College. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.