If you want to apply to Illinois State University, the regular decision application deadline is April 1 and the fee for the application is $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Illinois State University by September 1.
Illinois State University does not offer early decision or 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 Illinois State University is slightly difficult. Illinois State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Illinois State University **accepted 81% of students, around 12,593 of the 15,487 students who applied.
Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Illinois State University, MIN
Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines 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 prioritize the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Illinois State University must submit the following items. Double check with Illinois State 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 Illinois State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Illinois State University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||15.73%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.09%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14.65%|
|3.00 and 3.24||15.49%|
|2.50 and 2.9||15.34%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.78%|
|Illinois State University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Illinois State University has 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, 79% of Illinois State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 51% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Illinois State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1030 and 1210 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Illinois State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1210 and 25% of scored lower than 1030, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Illinois State University student is 1116.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Illinois State University students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Illinois State University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Illinois State University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Illinois State 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 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Illinois State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
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For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Illinois State University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is May 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Illinois State University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Illinois State University?
Students who are admitted to Illinois State University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Illinois State University accept transfer credits?
Illinois State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Illinois State University accepts:
CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does Illinois State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Illinois State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Illinois State University?
No, Illinois State University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
How hard is it to get into Illinois State University? Illinois State University is a less selective institution. The Illinois State University acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Illinois State University is Apr 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Illinois State University is May 1.
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 Illinois State University is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Illinois State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1210 and Above
1030 to 1210
1030 and Less
The median SAT score for Illinois State University students is 1116. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Illinois State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1030 to 1210 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1030 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Illinois State University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Illinois State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.48. 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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