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Can I get into Southern Illinois University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 8,602 out of 10,667 applicants or 81% were admitted making Southern Illinois University Carbondale an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. Southern Illinois University Carbondale typically accepts and attracts B- average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||28%||25%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Southern Illinois University Carbondale 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.
Admission data indicates that Southern Illinois University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 19 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 96 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 875. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1145 out of 1600. 4 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|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>88%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||81%-88%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||71%-81%|
|16 to 19||Reach||60%-71%|
|Less than 16||Low||<60%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1280 and Above||Good||>88%|
|1145 to 1280||Avg +||81%-88%|
|1010 to 1145||Avg -||71%-81%|
|875 to 1010||Reach||60%-71%|
|Less than 875||Low||<60%|
You can get into Southern Illinois University Carbondale with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southern Illinois University Carbondale was 2.86 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 2.86 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Southern Illinois University accepts 81% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||8%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||11%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||13%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||26%||Avg +|
|2.50 to 2.75||22%||Avg -|
|2.25 to 2.50||9%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to Southern Illinois University Carbondale and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149222 IPEDS survey data for Southern Illinois University Carbondale.