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Colleges / Illinois College

Illinois College

Jacksonville, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate79%
Acceptance Rate79%

Illinois College Admissions

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

Students who apply to Illinois College for fall semester should anticipate a decision by September 15.

Illinois College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Illinois College's admissions stats.

Illinois College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14%
Mean SAT Score 1063
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 46%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 21%
Waitlist No

Illinois College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Illinois College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes December 1 December 23

Applying Early to Illinois College?

Illinois College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Illinois College directly for more information about early applications.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Illinois College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 23.

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

More on Illinois College Admissions

Transferring to Illinois College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Illinois College

Illinois College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Illinois College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Illinois College

What does Illinois College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Illinois College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Illinois College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Illinois College'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
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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, 72% submitted a class rank. At Illinois College 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 85% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Illinois College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 19.4%
3.75 and 3.99 21.55%
3.50 and 3.74 19.4%
3.25 and 3.49 18.1%
3.00 and 3.24 13.36%
2.50 and 2.9 7.76%
2.00 and 2.49 0.43%

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 Illinois College directly.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

Illinois College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of 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 2022, 46% of Illinois College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 21% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Illinois College?

To be competitive with other Illinois College applicants, you should aim to earn between 970 and 1160 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Illinois College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1160 and 25% of scored lower than 970, 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 560 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.

What is a Good ACT Score for Illinois College?

To be most competitive at Illinois College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Illinois College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 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.

More Information on 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 applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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.

What is Illinois College's acceptance rate?

✅ Illinois College's acceptance rate is 79%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Illinois College?

🟨 Illinois College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

Want To Learn More About Illinois College?

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Illinois College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Illinois College? Illinois College is a somewhat selective institution. The Illinois College acceptance rate is 79%. This means that the institution accepts 79 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

970 - 1160


Math SAT Range

480 - 560


Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1160 and Above


970 to 1160


970 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Illinois College students is 1063. Applicants with SAT scores of 1160 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Illinois College, while applicants with SAT scores between 970 to 1160 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 970 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Illinois College.

Illinois College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Illinois College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.63. 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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