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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the top-rated public universities in the country. The university is selective and accepts about two-thirds of applicants. As the scattergram above reveals, students who get in to UIUC tend to have relatively strong GPAs and test scores. The blue and green represent accepted students, and most of them had a high school average of B+ or higher, an ACT composite score of 22 or higher, and a combined SAT score (CR+M+W) of above about 1600. The chances for admission increase as those grades and test scores go up -- note that there is almost no red (rejected students) in the upper right corner of the graph.
In the middle of the graph, however, you'll find a bit of red mixed in with the blue and green. Some students with grades and test scores that were on target for Illinois still got rejected. At the same time, a few students were accepted with test scores and grades below the norm. This is because UIUC has holistic admissions -- the admissions officers are evaluating students based on more than numerical data. A rigorous high school curriculum, winning essay, and interesting extracurricular activities all contribute to a successful application.
To learn more about the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- University of Illinois Admissions Profile
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- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?
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