Western Illinois University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Western Illinois University
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
How hard is it to get into Western Illinois University and can I get accepted? The school has a 59% acceptance rate ranking it #23 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,379 out of 9,151 applicants were admitted making Western Illinois University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Western Illinois University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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Western Illinois University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT77%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||470|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||930|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||560|
|SAT Math 75th||550|
|SAT Composite 75th||1110|
|Average SAT Score||1020|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Western Illinois University?
Western Illinois University typically requires applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #41 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 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|
|1110 and Above||Good||>71%|
|1020 to 1110||Avg +||59%-71%|
|930 to 1020||Avg -||46%-59%|
|840 to 930||Reach||33%-46%|
|Less than 840||Low||<33%|
Western Illinois University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT45%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Western Illinois University?
Admission data indicates that Western Illinois University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #44 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Western Illinois University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>73%|
|20 to 23||Avg +||59%-73%|
|18 to 20||Avg -||48%-59%|
|16 to 18||Reach||38%-48%|
|Less than 16||Low||<38%|
Avg. High School GPA3.11
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about average high school grades to get into Western Illinois University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Western Illinois University was 3.11 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #45 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Western Illinois University accepts 59% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||11%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||14%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||16%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||32%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||13%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
61% of Western Illinois University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||9%|
|Top 25% of class||28%|
|Top 50% of class||61%|
|Bottom 50% of class||39%|
|Bottom 25% of class||8%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||16%||20%||17%|
Applications are DueMay 15, 2020
Days left to Apply106
Applicants have 106 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Western Illinois University before the May 15 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
What are the requirements for admission to Western Illinois University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149772 IPEDS survey data for Western Illinois University.
Frequently Asked Questions
77% of students submit their SAT scores to Western Illinois University. 45% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
59% of those who apply are granted admission to Western Illinois University. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1110. 77% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.