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Elmhurst College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Elmhurst College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,983 out of 3,620 applicants or 55% were admitted making Elmhurst College a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. Elmhurst College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 1,972 1,648 3,620
Accepted 1,223 760 1,983
Acceptance Rate 62% 46% 55%
Enrolled 285 193 478
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 25% 24%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Elmhurst College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Elmhurst College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 96 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Elmhurst College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. 6 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1050 1290
SAT Reading 530 650
SAT Math 510 620
ACT Composite 21 26
ACT English 20 26
ACT Math 20 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >70%
23 to 26 Avg + 55%-70%
21 to 23 Avg - 44%-55%
19 to 21 Reach 34%-44%
Less than 19 Low <34%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >68%
1170 to 1290 Avg + 55%-68%
1050 to 1170 Avg - 42%-55%
930 to 1050 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 930 Low <30%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into Elmhurst College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Elmhurst College was 3.32 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Elmhurst College accepts 55% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 21% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 22% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Reach

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 55 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jul 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Elmhurst College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144962 IPEDS survey data for Elmhurst College.



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