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University of Illinois at Springfield Admission Requirements

Springfield, Illinois

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Chances of getting into University of Illinois at Springfield

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
77.3%
Admission Difficulty for University of Illinois at Springfield
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into University of Illinois at Springfield and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #41 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,810 out of 3,634 applicants were admitted making University of Illinois at Springfield an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 60 percent. University of Illinois at Springfield typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Illinois at Springfield. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 76% of students submitted SAT scores and 48% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

University of Illinois at Springfield SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
76%
SAT Scores for University of Illinois at Springfield
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for University of Illinois at Springfield
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Illinois at Springfield?

University of Illinois at Springfield typically prefers applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 76 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Illinois at Springfield admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >85%
1085 to 1190 Avg + 77%-85%
980 to 1085 Avg - 66%-77%
875 to 980 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 875 Low <54%
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University of Illinois at Springfield ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for University of Illinois at Springfield
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of Illinois at Springfield
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Illinois at Springfield?

Admission data indicates that University of Illinois at Springfield regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 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 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #21 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Illinois at Springfield.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Illinois at Springfield admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >85%
23 to 27 Avg + 77%-85%
19 to 23 Avg - 66%-77%
15 to 19 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 15 Low <54%
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University of Illinois at Springfield GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.42*
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Illinois at Springfield?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into University of Illinois at Springfield. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Illinois at Springfield was 3.42 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 3.42 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Illinois at Springfield accepts 77% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.42 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

82% of University of Illinois at Springfield freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Illinois at Springfield students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 23%
Top 25% of class 46%
Top 50% of class 82%
Lower 50% of class 18%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Illinois at Springfield admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,428 1,206 3,634
Accepted 1,916 894 2,810
Acceptance Rate 79% 74% 77%
Enrolled 168 130 298
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 15% 11%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Illinois at Springfield is $50.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Illinois at Springfield and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Illinois at Springfield Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Illinois at Springfield
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=148654 IPEDS survey data for University of Illinois at Springfield.

FAQs

Does University of Illinois at Springfield prefer SAT or ACT?

76% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Illinois at Springfield. 48% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Illinois at Springfield?

77% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Illinois at Springfield. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Illinois at Springfield?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1190. 76% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Illinois at Springfield?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 27. 48% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.