Chances of getting into University of Illinois at Chicago
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into UIC and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #53 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 14,467 out of 18,768 applicants were admitted making University of Illinois at Chicago 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 40 percent. University of Illinois at Chicago typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 28% 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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UIC SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT8%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1150|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||710|
|SAT Composite 75th||1390|
|Average SAT Score||1270|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Illinois at Chicago?
University of Illinois at Chicago typically requires applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 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||>85%|
|1270 to 1390||Avg +||77%-85%|
|1150 to 1270||Avg -||66%-77%|
|1030 to 1150||Reach||54%-66%|
|Less than 1030||Low||<54%|
UIC ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT93%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|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 UIC?
Admission data indicates that UIC 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 #13 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Illinois at Chicago.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>85%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||77%-85%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||66%-77%|
|17 to 20||Reach||54%-66%|
|Less than 17||Low||<54%|
Avg. High School GPA3.29
Typical High School GradesB
You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Illinois at Chicago. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Illinois at Chicago was 3.29 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #27 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.29 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UIC accepts 77% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||18%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||20%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||24%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||22%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Reach|
62% of University of Illinois at Chicago 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||24%|
|Top 25% of class||62%|
|Top 50% of class||92%|
|Bottom 50% of class||8%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||31%||28%|
Applications are DueJan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply92
Applicants have 92 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to UIC before the Jan 15 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Illinois at Chicago and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|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=145600 IPEDS survey data for University of Illinois at Chicago.