|Admission Standards||Very High|
Can I get into IWU? The school has a 58% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,236 out of 3,841 applicants were admitted making IWU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 23 percent. Illinois Wesleyan University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||640|
|SAT Composite 25th||1200|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||780|
|SAT Composite 75th||1450|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Illinois Wesleyan University?
Illinois Wesleyan University typically requires applicants to be in the top 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 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 1075. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1325 out of 1600. 11 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1450 and Above||Good||>70%|
|1325 to 1450||Avg +||58%-70%|
|1200 to 1325||Avg -||45%-58%|
|1075 to 1200||Reach||32%-45%|
|Less than 1075||Low||<32%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into IWU?
Admission data indicates that IWU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Illinois Wesleyan University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>70%|
|27 to 29||Avg +||58%-70%|
|25 to 27||Avg -||45%-58%|
|23 to 25||Reach||32%-45%|
|Less than 23||Low||<32%|
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Illinois Wesleyan University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Illinois Wesleyan University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as IWU accepts 58% of students who apply.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||17%||22%||19%|
What are the requirements for admission to Illinois Wesleyan University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145646 IPEDS survey data for Illinois Wesleyan University.