Top Universities in Illinois

For those interested in studying in Illinois, we have a very useful list. We selected the best Illinois institutions for prospective students. Please know that rankings are based on academic research, alumni reviews, graduation rates, as well as assessment from peer colleges. On the page, you will find major admissions stats such as acceptance rate, tuition fees, average SAT scores for each ranked college or university.

Rankings Schools
1 University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Tuition: $44,574
Total enrollment: 12,316
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 16.3%
Average freshman retention rate: 98%
6-year graduation rate: 92%
Classes with under 20 students: 75.1%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1400-1570
2 Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
Tuition: $43,779
Total enrollment: 19,968
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 18.0%
Average freshman retention rate: 97%
6-year graduation rate: 94%
Classes with under 20 students: 75.3%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 31-34
3 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
Tuition: in-state: $14,428, out-of-state: $28,570
Total enrollment: 44,407
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 67.6%
Average freshman retention rate: 94%
6-year graduation rate: 82%
Classes with under 20 students: 34.0%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 26-31
4 Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Tuition: $34,218
Total enrollment: 16,040
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 54.9%
Average freshman retention rate: 85%
6-year graduation rate: 70%
Classes with under 20 students: 37.5%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 25-29
5 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL)
Tuition: $37,093
Total enrollment: 7,787
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 63.5%
Average freshman retention rate: 91%
6-year graduation rate: 64%
Classes with under 20 students: 55.5%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 24-31
6 DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
Tuition: $32,295
Total enrollment: 25,398
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 64.1%
Average freshman retention rate: 86%
6-year graduation rate: 66%
Classes with under 20 students: 38.5%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 23-28
7 University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Tuition: in-state: $13,050, out-of-state: $25,440
Total enrollment: 28,091
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 62.8%
Average freshman retention rate: 80%
6-year graduation rate: 54%
Classes with under 20 students: 28.7%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 21-26
8 Illinois State University (Normal, IL)
Tuition: in-state: $12,726, out-of-state: $20,016
Total enrollment: 21,310
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 63.4%
Average freshman retention rate: 85%
6-year graduation rate: 71%
Classes with under 20 students: 31.7%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 22-26
9 Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)
Tuition: in-state: $11,153, out-of-state: $22,844
Total enrollment: 19,817
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 44.1%
Average freshman retention rate: 68%
6-year graduation rate: 44%
Classes with under 20 students: 55.0%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 18-24
10 Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL)
Tuition: in-state: $13,044, out-of-state: $22,510
Total enrollment: 22,990
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 52.5%
Average freshman retention rate: 73%
6-year graduation rate: 56%
Classes with under 20 students: 45.5%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 19-24
11 Benedictine University (Lisle, IL)
Tuition: $25,330
Total enrollment: 7,013
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 75.7%
Average freshman retention rate: 77%
6-year graduation rate: 49%
Classes with under 20 students: 61.2%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 19-25
12 National-Louis University (Chicago, IL)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 5,737
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 29.8%
Average freshman retention rate: 41%
6-year graduation rate: 15%
Classes with under 20 students: 68.5%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: N/A
13 Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL)
Tuition: $25,840
Total enrollment: 2,814
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 98.1%
Average freshman retention rate: 70%
6-year graduation rate: 57%
Classes with under 20 students: 49.4%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 19-26
14 Argosy University–Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: N/A
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: N/A
Average freshman retention rate: N/A
6-year graduation rate: N/A
Classes with under 20 students: N/A
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: N/A

 

Top Universities in Illinois

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