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How hard is it to get into Illinois and can I get accepted? The school has a 59% acceptance rate ranking it #20 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 25,684 out of 43,509 applicants were admitted making Illinois a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 percent. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||610|
|SAT Composite 25th||1210|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||770|
|SAT Composite 75th||1470|
|Average SAT Score||1340|
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 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 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 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1340 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1470 and Above||Good||>71%|
|1340 to 1470||Avg +||59%-71%|
|1210 to 1340||Avg -||46%-59%|
|1080 to 1210||Reach||33%-46%|
|Less than 1080||Low||<33%|
|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|
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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>71%|
|29 to 32||Avg +||59%-71%|
|26 to 29||Avg -||46%-59%|
|23 to 26||Reach||33%-46%|
|Less than 23||Low||<33%|
What GPA do you need to get into University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Illinois. 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 59% of students who apply.
*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.79 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
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%||31%||30%|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and what student information is used for 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.
63% of students submit their SAT scores to Illinois. 63% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
59% 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 1210 and 1470. 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.