University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign GPA, SAT, and ACT Data

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Admissions Standards

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign GPA, SAT Score, and ACT Score Data for Admission
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign GPA, SAT Score, and ACT Score Data for Admission. Data Courtesy of Cappex

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is one of the top-rated public universities in the country. The university is selective and accepts about two-thirds of applicants each year.

The university accepts ACT or SAT I scores and doesn't require the writing portion of the ACT or the essay portion of the SAT I unless you are applying for the teaching licensure program.

For the enrolled first-time students in the fall of 2016, the middle 50 percent had these test score ranges:

  • SAT Critical Reading: 580 to 690
  • SAT Math: 705 to 790
  • ACT Composite: 26 to 32
  • ACT English: 25 to 33
  • ACT Math: 25 to 32

How do you measure up at UIUC?  Calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

University of Illinois GPA, SAT, and ACT Graph

As the scattergram above reveals, students who get into UIUC tend to have relatively strong GPAs and test scores. The blue and green represent accepted students, and most of them had a high school average of B+ or higher, an ACT composite score of 20 or higher, and a combined SAT score (RW+M) of above about 1050. The chances for admission increase as those grades and test scores go up. Note that there is very little red (rejected students) in the upper right corner of the graph.

In the middle of the graph, however, you'll find a bit of red mixed in with the blue and green. Some students with grades and test scores that were on target for Illinois still got rejected. At the same time, a few students were accepted with test scores and grades below the norm. This is because UIUC has holistic admissions. The admissions officers are evaluating students based on more than numerical data. A rigorous high school curriculum, winning essay, and interesting extracurricular activities all contribute to a successful application.

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