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Springfield, Illinois

University of Illinois at Springfield Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Illinois at Springfield

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
52.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of Illinois at Springfield
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into University of Illinois at Springfield and can I get accepted? The school has a 52% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 915 out of 1,746 applicants were admitted making University of Illinois at Springfield a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 44 percent. University of Illinois at Springfield typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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University of Illinois at Springfield SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1110-1330
Applicants Submitting SAT
7%
SAT Scores for University of Illinois at Springfield
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for University of Illinois at Springfield
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1330
Average SAT Score 1220

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

University of Illinois at Springfield typically requires applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 7 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 Springfield admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1330 and Above Good >65%
1220 to 1330 Avg + 52%-65%
1110 to 1220 Avg - 39%-52%
1000 to 1110 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 1000 Low <27%
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University of Illinois at Springfield ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
94%
ACT Scores for University of Illinois at Springfield
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for University of Illinois at Springfield
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
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 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 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 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 University of Illinois at Springfield.

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 >67%
23 to 27 Avg + 52%-67%
20 to 23 Avg - 41%-52%
17 to 20 Reach 30%-41%
Less than 17 Low <30%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.44
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need 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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Illinois at Springfield accepts 52% of students who apply.

 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

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%

Admission Statistics

University of Illinois at Springfield admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,063 683 1,746
Accepted 528 387 915
Acceptance Rate 50% 57% 52%
Enrolled 156 122 278
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 32% 30%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Illinois at Springfield and what considerations affect 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 Neither required nor 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.