|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
The acceptance rate at ISU is 81%. It ranks #45 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Illinois State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 12,593 out of 15,487 applicants were admitted.
The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent (SAT 1020/1220 ACT 21/26). Illinois State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.48. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The ISU application fee is $50 and applications are due by Apr 11.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Illinois State University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 70% of students submitted SAT scores and 58% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1020|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1220|
|Average SAT Score||1120|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Illinois State University?
Illinois State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. ISU ranks #14 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1220 and Above||Good||>88%|
|1120 to 1220||Avg +||81%-88%|
|1020 to 1120||Avg -||71%-81%|
|920 to 1020||Reach||60%-71%|
|Less than 920||Low||<60%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into ISU?
Admission data indicates that ISU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 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. 58 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Illinois State University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>89%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||81%-89%|
|21 to 23||Avg -||74%-81%|
|19 to 21||Reach||65%-74%|
|Less than 19||Low||<65%|
What GPA do you need to get into Illinois State University?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into ISU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Illinois State University was 3.48 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #23 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.48 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as ISU accepts 81% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||19.89%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||18.09%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||14.65%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||15.49%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||15.34%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||0.78%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0.03%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||28%||27%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 11, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Illinois State University is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to Illinois State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145813 IPEDS survey data for Illinois State University.
70% of students submit their SAT scores to ISU. 58% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
81% of those who apply are granted admission to ISU. Admission competition is 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 1020 and 1220. 70% 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 21 and 26. 58% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.