Admissions Information

The application fee is $30 for applying undergraduate school and $30 for graduate school at Western Illinois University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$30
Graduate Application Fees$30
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 66.96% and the yield is 20.90%. 2,904 men and 4,699 women applied to Western Illinois University and 1,880 men and 3,211 women students were accepted. Among them, 404 men and 660 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Rate 66.96%64.74%68.33%
Yield 20.90%21.49%20.55%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 838 students (79% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 289 students (27%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 550 and the 25th percentile is 450. The SAT Math score is 540 (75th) and 430 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 24 (75th percentile) and 18 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing450550
SAT Math430540
ACT Composite1824
ACT Math1624
ACT English1624
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Western Illinois University are relatively low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,078, ACT: 61 - public Master's College and University (larger programs)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Western Illinois University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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