IWU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Illinois Wesleyan University
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into IWU and can I get accepted? The school has a 61% acceptance rate ranking it #22 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,250 out of 3,697 applicants were admitted making IWU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 22 percent. Illinois Wesleyan University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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IWU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT10%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||640|
|SAT Math 25th||620|
|SAT Composite 25th||1260|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||710|
|SAT Math 75th||730|
|SAT Composite 75th||1440|
|Average SAT Score||1350|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 17 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1260 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 1170. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 10 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|
|1440 and Above||Good||>73%|
|1350 to 1440||Avg +||61%-73%|
|1260 to 1350||Avg -||48%-61%|
|1170 to 1260||Reach||35%-48%|
|Less than 1170||Low||<35%|
IWU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT91%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into IWU?
Admission data indicates that IWU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Illinois Wesleyan University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>75%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||61%-75%|
|24 to 26||Avg -||51%-61%|
|22 to 24||Reach||40%-51%|
|Less than 22||Low||<40%|
Avg. High School GPA3.5
Typical High School GradesB+
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. The school ranks #11 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as IWU accepts 61% of students who apply.
82% of Illinois Wesleyan University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||45%|
|Top 25% of class||82%|
|Top 50% of class||98%|
|Bottom 50% of class||2%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||16%||18%||17%|
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.