Chances of getting into University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
62.2%
Admission Difficulty for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Illinois and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate ranking it #25 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 24,496 out of 39,406 applicants were admitted making Illinois a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 21 percent. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Illinois SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1200-1460
Applicants Submitting SAT
63%
SAT Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 770
SAT Composite 75th 1460
Average SAT Score 1330

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign typically requires applicants to be in the top 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 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 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1460 and Above Good >74%
1330 to 1460 Avg + 62%-74%
1200 to 1330 Avg - 49%-62%
1070 to 1200 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 1070 Low <36%
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Illinois ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
63%
ACT Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 33
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Illinois?

Admission data indicates that Illinois regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 63 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >74%
29 to 32 Avg + 62%-74%
26 to 29 Avg - 49%-62%
23 to 26 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 23 Low <36%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.79*
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign was 3.79 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Illinois accepts 62% of students who apply.

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High School Class Rank

54% of University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 54%
Top 25% of class 88%
Top 50% of class 99%
Bottom 50% of class 1%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 17,210 22,196 39,406
Accepted 11,963 12,533 24,496
Acceptance Rate 70% 56% 62%
Enrolled 3,515 4,094 7,609
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 33% 31%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Dec 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

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

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
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 Urbana Champaign
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=145637 IPEDS survey data for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Frequently Asked Questions

63% of students submit their SAT scores to Illinois. 63% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

62% of those who apply are granted admission to Illinois. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1200 and 1460. 63% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 32. 63% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.