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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
76.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of Illinois at Springfield
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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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 #48 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,626 out of 2,117 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 56 percent. University of Illinois at Springfield 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.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Illinois at Springfield is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

University of Illinois at Springfield SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
995-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
76%
SAT Scores for University of Illinois at Springfield
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 495
SAT Composite 25th 995
SAT Scores for University of Illinois at Springfield
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1110

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 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 995 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #18 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 2019 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
1220 and Above Good >85%
1107 to 1220 Avg + 77%-85%
995 to 1107 Avg - 66%-77%
883 to 995 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 883 Low <54%
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University of Illinois at Springfield ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for University of Illinois at Springfield
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of Illinois at Springfield
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 22

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 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #32 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Illinois at Springfield admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >86%
22 to 26 Avg + 77%-86%
19 to 22 Avg - 68%-77%
16 to 19 Reach 57%-68%
Less than 16 Low <57%
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University of Illinois at Springfield GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.44
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 3.44 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.44 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?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Illinois at Springfield students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 33% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 14% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 6% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

80% 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 21%
Top 25% of class 44%
Top 50% of class 80%
Bottom 50% of class 20%
Bottom 25% of class 4%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

University of Illinois at Springfield admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,285 832 2,117
Accepted 969 657 1,626
Acceptance Rate 75% 79% 77%
Enrolled 210 163 373
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 25% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
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 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 995 and 1220. 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 26. 48% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.