The acceptance rate at Western Illinois University is 67%. It ranks #27 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Western Illinois University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 5,091 out of 7,603 applicants were admitted.
The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent (SAT 880/1090 ACT 18/24). Western Illinois University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.49. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Western Illinois University application fee is $30 and applications are due by Mar 1.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Western Illinois University 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||450|
|SAT Math 25th||430|
|SAT Composite 25th||880|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||550|
|SAT Math 75th||540|
|SAT Composite 75th||1090|
|Average SAT Score||990
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Western Illinois University?
Western Illinois University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 81 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 880 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 770. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 out of 1600. Western Illinois University ranks #42 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.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||21
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 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #35 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Western Illinois University.
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What GPA do you need to get into Western Illinois University?
Applicants require above 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 3.49 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #22 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 67% of students who apply.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||18.0%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||17.0%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.49||16.0%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||14.0%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.99||16.0%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||4.0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
77% 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||15%|
|Top 25% of class||40%|
|Top 50% of class||77%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||21%||21%||21%|
Applicants have 152 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Western Illinois University is $30.
What are the requirements for admission to Western Illinois University and what student information is used for 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.
77% of students submit their SAT scores to Western Illinois University. 45% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
67% 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 880 and 1090. 77% 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 18 and 24. 45% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.