If you are thinking about applying to Western Illinois University, the fee for the application costs $30. 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.
Western Illinois 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 Western Illinois University is moderately difficult. Western Illinois University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Western Illinois University **accepted 67% of students, around 5,091 of the 7,603 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Western Illinois 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 they consider 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 apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Western Illinois University must submit the following items. Double check with Western Illinois University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Western Illinois University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 63% submitted a class rank. At Western Illinois University 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40% were in the top 25% and 77% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Western Illinois University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||15%|
|3.50 and 3.74||17%|
|3.25 and 3.49||16%|
|3.00 and 3.24||14%|
|2.50 and 2.9||16%|
|2.00 and 2.49||4%|
|Western Illinois University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Western Illinois 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 Western Illinois University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 27% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Western Illinois University applicants, you should strive to earn between 890 and 1090 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Western Illinois University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1090 and 25% of scored lower than 890, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Western Illinois University student is 992.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Western Illinois University students scored 540 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Western Illinois University students scored 550 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Western Illinois University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Western Illinois University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Western Illinois University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Western Illinois University.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Western Illinois University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Western Illinois University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Western Illinois University.
Does Western Illinois University accept transfer credits?
Western Illinois University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Western Illinois University accepts:
DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does Western Illinois University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Western Illinois University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Western Illinois University?
No, Western Illinois University is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to send your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..
How hard is it to get into Western Illinois University? Western Illinois University is a somewhat selective institution. The Western Illinois University acceptance rate is 67%. This means that the institution accepts 66 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Western Illinois University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Western Illinois 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 Western Illinois University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Western Illinois University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1090 and Above
890 to 1090
890 and Less
The median SAT score for Western Illinois University students is 992. Applicants with SAT scores of 1090 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Western Illinois University, while applicants with SAT scores between 890 to 1090 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 890 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Western Illinois University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Western Illinois University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.49. 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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