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Western Illinois University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Western Illinois University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
60%
Admission Difficulty for Western Illinois University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Western Illinois University and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate. Last year, 5,857 out of 9,767 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 62 percent. Western Illinois University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 21% 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Western Illinois University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Western Illinois University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A

Western Illinois University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
96%
ACT Scores for Western Illinois University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Western Illinois University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 96 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Western Illinois University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Western Illinois University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >74%
20 to 23 Avg + 60%-74%
18 to 20 Avg - 50%-60%
16 to 18 Reach 39%-50%
Less than 16 Low <39%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.11
Typical High School Grades
B

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Western Illinois University accepts 60% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Western Illinois University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 14% Good
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

High School Class Rank

61% of Western Illinois University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Western Illinois University students
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%

Admission Statistics

Western Illinois University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,630 4,137 9,767
Accepted 3,439 2,418 5,857
Acceptance Rate 61% 58% 60%
Enrolled 633 573 1,206
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 24% 21%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on May 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Western Illinois University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Western Illinois University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Western Illinois University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.