ACT Scores for Admission to the Missouri Valley Conference Universities

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for 10 Division I Schools

Illinois State University
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The universities in the Missouri Valley Conference vary significantly when it comes to acceptance rate, selectivity, personality, size, and more. The table below presents side-by-side ACT score data to help you figure out which schools are mostly like to be a good match for your talents. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these 10 Missouri Valley Conference universities.

Keep in mind that 25% of enrolled students have ACT scores below those listed.

Missouri Valley Conference ACT Score Comparison (mid 50%)
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Bradley University222822292227see graph
Drake University253024322429see graph
Illinois State University212621261926see graph
Indiana State University162215221623see graph
Loyola University Chicago242924312328see graph
Missouri State University212621282026-
Southern Illinois University Carbondale192519261825see graph
University of Evansville232922302228see graph
University of Northern Iowa202519251825see graph
Wichita State University212719262026 
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To learn more about these universities, simply click on the school's name in the table above and you'll be taken to a school profile that includes a description of the school, more admissions data, graduation rates, financial aid information, costs, and more.

If you click on the "see graph" link, you'll be taken to a page with a graph of SAT, ACT, and GPA data for students who were accepted, rejected, and wait listed from the member institutions. The graphs provide more information than the ACT table for figuring out if you're in line for admission to one of these universities.

Several of the more selective schools above have holistic admissions, so they will be looking at information other than grades and test scores. A strong application essay, significant extracurricular involvement, and glowing letters or recommendation can all play a meaningful role in the admissions process. Other factors such as your demonstrated interest and a college interview can also play a role at some of the more selective colleges in the conference.

For nearly all colleges, however, the most important piece in the college admissions equation is a strong academic record. Make sure you have solid grades in college preparatory classes in core subjects such as math, science, English, history, and other fields. Also work to take as many AP, IB, Honors, and Dual Enrollment courss as possible. These courses represent some of the best predictors of college success.

In general, ACT scores aren't the most important piece of your college application, but they do matter at schools that are not test-optional. A little preparation for the exam can make a significant impact on the admissions decision.

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Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics