Chances of getting into University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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
Applicants Submitting SAT22%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||660|
|SAT Math 25th||740|
|SAT Composite 25th||1400|
|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.
|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%|
Illinois ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT85%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|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.
|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%|
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.
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||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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||30%||32%||31%|
Applications are DueDec 1, 2019
Days left to Apply75
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|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.