If you are thinking about applying to Elmhurst University, the application fee costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Elmhurst University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Elmhurst University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 1. Elmhurst University accepts about 65% of early action applicants* and 66% all applicants for all deadlines.. In 2021, Elmhurst University admitted 1,5 of the 2,297 who applied early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Elmhurst University is moderately difficult. Elmhurst University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Elmhurst University **accepted 66% of students, around 2,817 of the 4,299 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Elmhurst University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to Elmhurst University must submit the following items. Double check with Elmhurst University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Elmhurst University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 35% submitted a class rank. At Elmhurst University 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 82% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Elmhurst University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||19%|
|3.50 and 3.74||15%|
|3.25 and 3.49||18%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11%|
|2.50 and 2.9||13%|
|2.00 and 2.49||2%|
|Elmhurst University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Elmhurst University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 76% of Elmhurst University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 29% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Elmhurst University applicants, you should strive to earn between 980 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Elmhurst University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 980, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Elmhurst University student is 1078.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Elmhurst University students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Elmhurst University students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Elmhurst University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Elmhurst University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Elmhurst University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Elmhurst University.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Elmhurst University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Elmhurst University?
Students who are admitted to Elmhurst University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Elmhurst University accept transfer credits?
Elmhurst University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Elmhurst University accepts:
Life Long Learning Credit ACE recommendations for credit
Does Elmhurst University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Elmhurst University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Elmhurst University?
No, Elmhurst University is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to send your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..
What is Elmhurst University's acceptance rate?
Elmhurst University's acceptance rate is [rate]%.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Elmhurst University?
The early action acceptance rate at Elmhurst University was 65% in 2021.
How hard is it to get into Elmhurst University? Elmhurst University is a somewhat selective institution. The Elmhurst University acceptance rate is 66%. This means that the institution accepts 65 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Elmhurst University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Elmhurst University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Elmhurst University is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Elmhurst University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1170 and Above
980 to 1170
980 and Less
The median SAT score for Elmhurst University students is 1078. Applicants with SAT scores of 1170 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Elmhurst University, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1170 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Elmhurst University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Elmhurst University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.59. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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