Illinois Admission Requirements
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, 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
Applicants Submitting SAT63%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||600|
|SAT Composite 25th||1200|
|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.
|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%|
Illinois ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT63%
|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||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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.79*
Typical High School GradesA-
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.
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)||29%||33%||31%|
Applications were DueDec 1, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 1, 2019.
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.
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.