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SAT Scores for Admission to Top Illinois Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for 12 Top Colleges

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What SAT scores do you need to get into one of the top Illinois colleges and universities? The side-by-side comparison chart below shows SAT scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these top colleges in Illinois.

SAT scores, of course, are just one part of the application. The admissions officers at these Illinois colleges will also want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

You can also check out these other SAT links:

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Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

Top Illinois Colleges SAT Scores (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
Reading Math Writing
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Augustana College Test-Optional Admissions
DePaul University 520 640 500 627 - -
Illinois College Test-Optional Admissions
IIT 513 630 610 710 520 640
Illinois Wesleyan 540 650 570 700 - -
Knox College Test-Optional Admissions
Lake Forest Test-Optional Admissions
Loyola University 550 650 540 650 540 630
Northwestern University 680 760 700 780 680 770
University of Chicago 700 780 700 790 - -
UIUC 550 680 680 790 570 680
Wheaton College 600 720 610 700 600 710
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