Elmhurst College (EC)

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Elmhurst College can be found in Elmhurst, IL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. EC has an enrollment of nearly 3,600 students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 990 (25th percentile) - 1210 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 20 (25th percentile) - 26 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants that get into EC. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Elmhurst College (EC) average GPA ranges from 3.06 to 3.38 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of about 68 percent with 19 percent of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at elmhurst.edu.

Overall Elmhurst College (EC) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Elmhurst College was reported as 67.9% in Fall 2020 with over 4,150 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • EC ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • EC Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Elmhurst College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Elmhurst College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for EC has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 71.9%
  • 2017-2018: 70.5%
  • 2018-2019: 67.7%
  • 2019-2020: 67.9%
  • Projected EC Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 64.0%

How Does Elmhurst College (EC) Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Elmhurst College is twenty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Dominican University64.3%
Wheaton College84.8%
Benedictine University41.7%
North Central College53.6%
North Park University47.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Elmhurst College (EC) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 610
Math500 - 600
Total Score990 - 1210
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 26
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