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Richland Community College

Decatur, IL 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate66%

Richland Community College Admissions

It is not competitive to get into Richland Community College. The acceptance rate at Richland Community College is 66%. Last year, 602 students applied to Richland Community College and 397 were admitted.

Reach out to Richland Community College's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Richland Community College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Richland Community College's admissions stats.

Richland Community College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 8%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Waitlist No

Richland Community College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Richland Community College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Richland Community College?

Richland Community College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Richland Community College Admissions

Transferring to Richland Community College

It is not competitive to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Richland Community College

Richland Community College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Richland Community College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong. Wondering what factors are considered by Richland Community College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Make sure to check with Richland Community College for more information on admission factors.

Richland Community College Application Requirements

To apply to Richland Community College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Richland Community College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Richland Community College?

Students admitted to Richland Community College have an average unweighted GPA of 2.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 37% submitted a class rank. At Richland Community College 8% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 26% were in the top 25% and 48% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Richland Community College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Richland Community College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Richland Community College 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.

More Information on Transferring to Richland Community College

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Richland Community College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Richland Community College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Richland Community College?

❌ Students who are admitted to Richland Community College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

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

❌ Richland Community College does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Richland Community College?

❌ No, Richland Community College is test optional, so you can make the call whether to send your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Richland Community College's acceptance rate?

✅ Richland Community College has an acceptance rate of 66%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Richland Community College?

❌ Richland Community College does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Richland Community College?

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Richland Community College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into Richland Community College? Richland Community College is a open admission institution. The Richland Community College acceptance rate is 66%. This means that the institution accepts 65 out of every 100 applicants.


Richland Community College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Richland Community College is Continuous processing.

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

Richland Community College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Richland Community College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Richland Community College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.15. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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