Southern Illinois University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Southern Illinois University Carbondale
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Southern Illinois University and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #51 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,051 out of 7,961 applicants were admitted making Southern Illinois University Carbondale an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. Southern Illinois University Carbondale typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
Sponsored by Cappex
Find out which students are getting accepted at Southern Illinois University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.Calculate My Chances
Southern Illinois University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT8%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1000|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||720|
|SAT Composite 75th||1390|
|Average SAT Score||1200|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Southern Illinois University Carbondale?
Southern Illinois University Carbondale typically requires applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 800. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 8 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|
|1390 and Above||Good||>84%|
|1195 to 1390||Avg +||76%-84%|
|1000 to 1195||Avg -||65%-76%|
|805 to 1000||Reach||52%-65%|
|Less than 805||Low||<52%|
Southern Illinois University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT94%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Southern Illinois University?
Admission data indicates that Southern Illinois University 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 #18 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>84%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||76%-84%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||65%-76%|
|17 to 20||Reach||52%-65%|
|Less than 17||Low||<52%|
Avg. High School GPA2.86
Typical High School GradesB-
You can get into Southern Illinois University Carbondale with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southern Illinois University Carbondale was 2.86 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #51 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 2.86 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Southern Illinois University accepts 76% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||8%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||11%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||13%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||26%||Avg +|
|2.50 to 2.75||22%||Avg -|
|2.25 to 2.50||9%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
61% of Southern Illinois University Carbondale freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||11%|
|Top 25% of class||31%|
|Top 50% of class||61%|
|Bottom 50% of class||39%|
|Bottom 25% of class||13%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||25%||23%|
Applications are DueMay 1, 2020
Days left to Apply164
Applicants have 164 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Southern Illinois University before the May 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
What are the requirements for admission to Southern Illinois University Carbondale and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor 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=149222 IPEDS survey data for Southern Illinois University Carbondale.