The acceptance rate at Illinois is 63%. It ranks #0 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Illinois is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 27,520 out of 43,473 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 percent (SAT 1200/1460 ACT 27/33). University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.79. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||610|
|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
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign?
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign typically prefers 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 average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. Illinois ranks #0 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.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||26|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||33|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
|Average ACT Score||30
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Illinois?
Admission data indicates that Illinois regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #0 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.
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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 #0 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 63% of students who apply.
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*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.
52% 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||52%|
|Top 25% of class||86%|
|Top 50% of class||99%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||28%||27%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is $50.
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||Neither required nor recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor 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.
63% 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 27 and 33. 63% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.