If you are considering submitting an application to Western Illinois University, the application fee is $30.
The following is an overiew of some of Western Illinois University's admissions stats.
|Western Illinois University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||14%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not considered|
These are the application deadlines for Western Illinois University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Western Illinois University does not offer early decision or early action.
Western Illinois University is a moderately difficult school to get into. 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 72% of all applicants, about 5,187 of the 7,156 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.
Western Illinois University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Western Illinois University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
Make sure to check with Western Illinois University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Western Illinois University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Western Illinois 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(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Western Illinois University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 58.9% submitted a class rank. At Western Illinois University 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 34% were in the top 25% and 73% were in the top 50%.
At Western Illinois University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||14%|
|3.50 and 3.74||15%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15%|
|3.00 and 3.24||13%|
|2.50 and 2.9||20%|
|2.00 and 2.49||4%|
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 Western Illinois University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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.
Western Illinois University does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Western Illinois University 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.
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:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Western Illinois University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Western Illinois University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Western Illinois University?
✅ Western Illinois University is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is Western Illinois University's acceptance rate?
✅ Western Illinois University's acceptance rate is 72%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Western Illinois University?
❌ Western Illinois University does not offer early decision.
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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 72%. This means that the institution accepts 72 out of every 100 applicants.
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
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Western Illinois University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.45. 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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