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SAT scores needed to get into Illinois State University

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Illinois State University is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1120

The average composite SAT score for admitted Illinois State University freshman is 1120 out of 1600. For perspective, a 1120 is in the 63rd percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1020 to 1220

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1020 to 1220. The 75th percentile score is 1220 while the 25th percentile score is 1020.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by ISU but we estimate it to be around a 920 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 560

The average score for ISU students on the math portion of the SAT is 560 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 510 and the 75th percentile score 610.

Average SAT Reading Score 560

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 510 to 610 and the average score for Illinois State University students is 560.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

70 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Illinois State University

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Illinois State University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 81.3%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.48.

Can I get into ISU with a 1220 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1220 or higher is very competitive at ISU and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have a very good chance of acceptance, around 89% or higher.

Can I get into ISU with a 1120 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1120 to 1210 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. Your chance of acceptance is very high, estimated about 81% to 88%.

Can I get into ISU with a 1020 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1020 to 1110 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 69% to 80% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into ISU with a 920 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 920 to 1010 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 68% chance of admission to ISU. SAT scores below 920 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to Illinois State University by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 99%
1590 99%
1580 99%
1570 99%
1560 99%
1550 99%
1540 98%
1530 98%
1520 98%
1510 98%
1500 98%
1490 98%
1480 98%
1470 98%
1460 97%
1450 97%
1440 97%
1430 97%
1420 97%
1410 96%
1400 96%
1390 96%
1380 96%
1370 95%
1360 95%
1350 95%
1340 95%
1330 94%
1320 94%
1310 94%
1300 93%
1290 93%
1280 92%
1270 92%
1260 91%
1250 91%
1240 90%
1230 90%
1220 89%
1210 88%
1200 88%
1190 87%
1180 86%
1170 85%
1160 85%
1150 84%
1140 83%
1130 82%
1120 81%
1110 80%
1100 79%
1090 78%
1080 77%
1070 76%
1060 74%
1050 73%
1040 72%
1030 71%
1020 69%
1010 68%
1000 66%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145813 IPEDS survey data for Illinois State University.