Acceptance Rate 58.49%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 18.49%
Applicants 489,545
Admitted 286,325
Enrolled 52,947

Applying To Illinois Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 58.49% at Illinois colleges and universities, a total of 489,545 students applied and 286,325 were accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $64 and the graduate application fees is $52. The following table presents the general admission information for applying to Illinois colleges.
General Admission Information of Illinois Colleges
Open Admission Policy135 out of 239 schools
Undergraduate Application Fees$64
Graduate Application Fees$52
Acceptance Rate58.49%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)18.49%
Test Scores1,147 SAT / 25 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 489,545 students (214,632 men and 272,782 women) applied to and 286,325 (114,668 men and 170,642 women) students were accepted to admit Illinois Colleges. Among them, 23,644 men and 29,277 women were enrolled into Illinois schools.
The average acceptance rate is 58.49% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 18.49%. The table below shows the Illinois colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Illinois Colleges (2022-2023)
Acceptance Rate 58.49% 53.43% 62.56%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 18.49% 20.62% 17.16%
[Chart]Illinois Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

15,333 students (32.00%) submitted their SAT scores and 6,542 students (15.00%) submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,254 and 25th percentile score is 1,039. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 28 and 25th percentile score is 22.
The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of first-time enrolled students at Illinois colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Illinois Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing523629
SAT Math516625
ACT Composite2228
ACT Math2027
ACT English2129
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Illinois Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Illinois Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Illinois Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Illinois State, 123 schools use semester calendar systems and 15 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester123 out of 239 schools
Quarter15 out of 239 schools
Trimester3 out of 239 schools
Four-one-four plan7 out of 239 schools
Other academic year1 out of 239 schools
Differs by program30 out of 239 schools
Continuous49 out of 239 schools
Un-Known/Other11 out of 239 schools
Next table describes credits that Illinois colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits108 out of 239 schools
Credits for Life Experiences83 out of 239 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits126 out of 239 schools
Credit for Military Training104 out of 239 schools

Application Requirements

50 Illinois schools require High School GPA and 54 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 0 Illinois colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Illinois colleges.
Admission Checklist for Illinois Colleges
High School GPA500
High School Rank20
High School Record (or Transcript)540
Completion of College Preparatory Program280
Formal Demonstration of Competencies40
Admission Test Scores00
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00