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The University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign

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Your Combined ACT:
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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at UIUC
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at UIUC
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
18,499
14,704
# Admitted
11,167
9,549
% Admitted
60.4%
64.9%
% Overall
62.4%

Students who got into UIUC:

Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (50), Grades (52), Sports/Extracurriculars (22), College Essay (24)
My ACT was slightly lower than our BUS AverageJan 19 2015Finance
My ACT was slightly lower than our BUS Average. I applied with a 27, 28 Superscore.

Top 10% of my Class.

I think what sold me was that I went to state 7 times. (Speech, Band, DECA)

Have a brand when you apply, and as long as you can articulate that, you shouldn't have any problems. We want students who are involved and passionate about UIUC. We don't just want grade whores or kids who want a "good education".

We make students take ownership in UIUC, that's why everyone feels like they "belong" here.
ACT: 28 Male

If you are going for animal sciences be forewarnedDec 05 2014Animal Studies
if you are going for animal sciences be forewarned that if you intend to learn about small domestic animals like cats and dogs, forget it! this school is based on livestock and farm work...you are going to learn everything about animals most of us don't plan to work with. the professors travel a lot and don't really give the best advice on getting into vet school if that is your future plans. the school gives us "student advisers" but the thing is that nearly 100% of the professors when they were younger applied to vet school and didn't get in...so now they teach. should we really be getting application advice from people who never got in themselves?
Female
I got in not based on grades but myJul 31 2014Public Policy
I got in not based on grades but my essay and my activities and leadership skills
ACT: 23 Male
As an in-state resident it may be difficult toJul 12 2014PreVet and Veterinary
As an in-state resident it may be difficult to get into this university without having a nice shiny resume. You essentially are selling yourself to the school so obviously, you want to look good to them. Having a solid ACT score and a strong GPA will definitely help, along with strong volunteer work (related to your program of study), and employment. This shows that you are a hard worker and dedicated student that clearly will succeed at a school such as Illinois.
ACT: 27 Female
I applied to transfer and it wasn't a hard processApr 30 2014Other
ACT: 30 Male
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