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Chances of getting into University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
59%
Admission Difficulty for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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Find out which students are getting accepted at Illinois, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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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.

Illinois SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1210-1470
Applicants Submitting SAT
63%
SAT Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 770
SAT Composite 75th 1470
Average SAT Score 1340

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 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

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
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%
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Illinois ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
63%
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 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

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 >71%
29 to 32 Avg + 59%-71%
26 to 29 Avg - 46%-59%
23 to 26 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 23 Low <33%
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Illinois GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.79*
Typical High School Grades
A-

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

*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.

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 19,193 24,316 43,509
Accepted 12,501 13,183 25,684
Acceptance Rate 65% 54% 59%
Enrolled 3,579 4,086 7,665
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 31% 30%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign prefer SAT or ACT?

63% of students submit their SAT scores to Illinois. 63% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign?

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.

What SAT score is required for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign?

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.

What ACT score is required for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign?

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.