University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign can be found in Champaign, IL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UIUC has approximately 53,000 students enrolled per year.

Most of the students admitted to this school had an SAT score in the range of 1210 to 1470, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 26 to 32. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UIUC average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.48 - 3.78. UIUC has an acceptance rate of around 59% with 30% of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected UIUC acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 56%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UIUC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was reported as 59.0% in Fall 2020 with over 43,500 applications submitted to UIUC. 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

  • UIUC ACT Scores: 26 - 32
  • UIUC Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.78

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?

Applicant Selectivity: High

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

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 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 60.1%
  • 2017-2018: 61.5%
  • 2018-2019: 62.2%
  • 2019-2020: 59.0%
  • Projected UIUC Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 56.3%

How Does UIUC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UIUC is four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Illinois State University81.9%
Indiana State University89.6%
Purdue University-Main Campus59.8%
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis80.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

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


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UIUC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading600 - 700
Math610 - 770
Total Score1210 - 1470
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 34
Math25 - 33
Composite Score26 - 32
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