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ACT Scores for Admission to Top Illinois Colleges

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

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Do you have the ACT scores you need to get into one of the top Illinois colleges or universities? The comparison chart below shows ACT 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 Illinois colleges.

ACT scores, of course, are just one part of the application. The admissions officers in Illinois 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 ACT links:

ACT Comparison Charts: the Ivy League | top universities | top liberal arts colleges | more top liberal arts | top public universities | top public liberal arts colleges | University of California campuses | Cal State campuses | SUNY campuses | More ACT charts

Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

Top Illinois Colleges ACT Scores (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
Composite English Math
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Augustana College Test-Optional Admissions
DePaul University 22 27 22 29 21 27
Illinois College Test-Optional Admissions
IIT 24 30 24 30 25 30
Illinois Wesleyan 25 30 25 31 25 29
Knox College Test-Optional Admissions
Lake Forest Test-Optional Admissions
Loyola University 25 29 25 31 24 28
Northwestern University 31 34 31 35 32 35
University of Chicago 31 34 32 35 30 35
UIUC 26 31 26 32 26 32
Wheaton College 27 32 27 34 26 31
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