Chances of getting into University of Illinois at Chicago

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
77.1%
Admission Difficulty for University of Illinois at Chicago
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into UIC and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate. 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1390
Applicants Submitting SAT
8%
SAT Scores for University of Illinois at Chicago
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for University of Illinois at Chicago
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1390
Average SAT Score 1270

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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. 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Illinois at Chicago admission chances by SAT score
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%
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UIC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
93%
ACT Scores for University of Illinois at Chicago
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for University of Illinois at Chicago
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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Illinois at Chicago.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Illinois at Chicago admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.29
Typical High School Grades
B

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. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Illinois at Chicago students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 14% Good
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

High School Class Rank

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 for admitted University of Illinois at Chicago students
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%

Admission Statistics

University of Illinois at Chicago admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,430 8,338 18,768
Accepted 8,292 6,175 14,467
Acceptance Rate 80% 74% 77%
Enrolled 2,140 1,911 4,051
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 31% 28%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Illinois at Chicago and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Illinois at Chicago Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Illinois at Chicago
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.