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Illinois College Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Illinois College, 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 fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 15.

Applying Early to Illinois College?

Illinois College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast! Illinois College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 23.

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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Illinois College

Getting into Illinois College is moderately difficult. Illinois College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Illinois College accepted 76% of all applicants., around 2,846 of the 3,760 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Illinois College, 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.

What Does Illinois College Look For in an Applicant?

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 when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Illinois College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Illinois College Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Illinois College must submit the following items. Double check with Illinois College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Illinois College?

Students admitted to Illinois College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 80.3% submitted a class rank. At Illinois College 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 47% were in the top 25% and 83% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Illinois College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 80.3%
3.75 and 3.99 19.51%
3.50 and 3.74 20.56%
3.25 and 3.49 19.15%
3.00 and 3.24 11.84%
2.50 and 2.9 9.05%
2.00 and 2.49 1.39%
Illinois College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Illinois College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 69% of Illinois College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 41% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Illinois College?

To be competitive with other Illinois College applicants, you should strive to earn between 963 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Illinois College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 963, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Illinois College student is 1063.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Illinois College students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Illinois College students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Illinois College?

To be most competitive at Illinois College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Illinois College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Illinois College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Illinois College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Illinois College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Illinois College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

Illinois College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Illinois College?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Illinois College.

Does Illinois College accept transfer credits?

Illinois College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Illinois College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Illinois College does not accept International Baccalaureate credits

Do I have to submit test scores to Illinois College?

Illinois College. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Illinois College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

76%

How hard is it to get into Illinois College? Illinois College is a somewhat selective institution. The Illinois College acceptance rate is 76%. This means that the institution accepts 75 out of every 100 applicants.

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Illinois College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Illinois College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Illinois College is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Illinois College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

18 to 25

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Illinois College is 23. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Illinois College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Illinois College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

963 - 1150

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Math SAT Range

480 - 570

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1150 and Above

Good

963 to 1150

Avg

963 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Illinois College students is 1063. Applicants with SAT scores of 1150 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Illinois College, while applicants with SAT scores between 963 to 1150 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 963 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Illinois College.

Illinois College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.57

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Illinois College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.57. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,154

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

76%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$34,620

Out-of-State

$34,620

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Application Deadline

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