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Champaign, Illinois

Illinois Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
61.5%
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, 23,974 out of 38,965 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 12 percent. 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
1400-1530
Applicants Submitting SAT
22%
SAT Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 660
SAT Math 25th 740
SAT Composite 25th 1400
SAT Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 800
SAT Composite 75th 1530
Average SAT Score 1470

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 5 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1400 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 1330. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1470 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 22 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 Urbana Champaign admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1530 and Above Good >74%
1465 to 1530 Avg + 62%-74%
1400 to 1465 Avg - 49%-62%
1335 to 1400 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 1335 Low <36%
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Illinois ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
85%
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 33
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 85 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

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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 16,911 22,054 38,965
Accepted 11,504 12,470 23,974
Acceptance Rate 68% 57% 62%
Enrolled 3,482 4,036 7,518
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 32% 31%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Dec 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
75

Applicants have 75 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Dec 1, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Illinois before the Dec 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14

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.