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 45,000 students enrolled per year.

Most of the students admitted to this school had an SAT score in the range of 1840 to 2120, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 26 to 31. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UIUC average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.62 - 3.78. UIUC has an acceptance rate of around 62% with 35% of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected UIUC acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 64%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UIUC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was reported as 62.4% in Fall 2013 with over 33,200 college 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 SAT Scores: 1840 - 2120
  • UIUC ACT Scores: 26 - 31
  • UIUC Average GPA: 3.62 - 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 65.4%
  • 2010-2011: 67.1%
  • 2011-2012: 67.6%
  • 2012-2013: 63.3%
  • 2013-2014: 62.4%
  • Projected UIUC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 64.3%

How Does UIUC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UIUC is twelve percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Illinois State University68.9%
Indiana State University83.1%
Purdue University-Main Campus60.4%
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis69.6%
Indiana University-Bloomington72.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UIUC (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 670
Math700 - 780
Writing580 - 670
Total Score1840 - 2120
ACT®Score Range
English26 - 32
Math26 - 33
Composite Score26 - 31
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