Top Illinois Colleges Comparison

Illinois Colleges Rankings and Academic Comparison

Next table compares the 2020 Top Illinois Colleges in perspective of admission rate, college costs, completion rates, test scores, and more academic characteristicsThe schools are ranked and selected by our ranking method and only qualified schools are included in the ranking. See our ranking methodology for State best schools
There are 12 public and 39 private schools in 2020 Top Illinois Colleges. The average acceptance rate of 2020 Top Illinois Colleges is 63.26% and the average admission yield is 25.92%.The average tuition & fees of the 2020 Top Illinois Colleges is $31,024 based on out-of-state rate. The average graduation rate is 55.99% and the average student to faculty ratio is 13.22:1 (7.57%). In average, 7,607 students are attending to one of the schools.
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2020 Top Illinois Colleges Comparison Table
RankNameScoreAcceptance RateYieldTuition & FeesTest ScoresStudent PopulationStudent: Faculty
1 Chicago, ILPrivate, 4 Years95.5 7.3 % 77.0 % $60,552 1,520 SAT
102 ACT
17,002 5:1
2 Evanston, ILPrivate, 4 Years93.5 8.5 % 56.4 % $56,691 1,490 SAT
34 ACT
22,127 6:1
3 Elsah, ILPrivate, 4 Years87.6 91.9 % 73.0 % $30,190 1,164 SAT
76 ACT
447 6:1
4 Champaign, ILPublic, 4 Years87.2 62.2 % 31.1 % $32,264 1,330 SAT
88 ACT
49,702 20:1
5 Chicago, ILPrivate, 4 Years87.0 58.2 % 21.1 % $49,280 1,310 SAT
87 ACT
6,753 12:1
6 Wheaton, ILPrivate, 4 Years86.8 82.6 % 39.9 % $37,700 1,315 SAT
88 ACT
2,944 10:1
7 Chicago, ILPrivate, 4 Years86.1 67.9 % 16.2 % $45,543 1,215 SAT
81 ACT
17,007 14:1
8 Bloomington, ILPrivate, 4 Years85.9 58.5 % 22.3 % $50,028 1,223 SAT
80 ACT
1,693 11:1
9 Romeoville, ILPrivate, 4 Years85.5 57.8 % 19.0 % $33,430 1,120 SAT
70 ACT
6,440 13:1
10 Peoria, ILPrivate, 4 Years85.5 66.8 % 14.6 % $34,610 1,190 SAT
78 ACT
5,882 12:1
11 Joliet, ILPrivate, 4 Years85.4 46.8 % 24.8 % $34,000 1,110 SAT
67 ACT
3,927 13:1
12 Deerfield, ILPrivate, 4 Years85.4 73.0 % 42.0 % $33,028 1,055 SAT
68 ACT
1,775 14:1
13 Chicago, ILPrivate, 4 Years85.3 46.6 % 20.0 % $31,030 1,059 SAT
66 ACT
2,900 10:1
14 Normal, ILPublic, 4 Years85.3 89.2 % 32.1 % $26,356 1,100 SAT
69 ACT
20,635 20:1
15 Elgin, ILPrivate, 4 Years85.3 71.0 % 40.3 % $29,870 1,065 SAT
67 ACT
1,256 8:1
16 Springfield, ILPublic, 4 Years85.2 52.8 % 25.2 % $18,548 1,104 SAT
71 ACT
4,575 12:1
17 Elmhurst, ILPrivate, 4 Years85.2 67.4 % 18.6 % $37,754 1,092 SAT
68 ACT
3,426 13:1
18 Dekalb, ILPublic, 4 Years85.2 54.4 % 24.1 % $14,610 1,080 SAT
65 ACT
17,169 13:1
19 Naperville, ILPrivate, 4 Years85.2 55.7 % 14.9 % $40,040 1,027 SAT
71 ACT
2,928 14:1
20 Carlinville, ILPrivate, 4 Years85.1 51.6 % 37.5 % $23,510 1,050 SAT
58 ACT
566 11:1
21 Chicago, ILPublic, 4 Years85.0 75.5 % 26.1 % $27,566 1,120 SAT
72 ACT
31,683 18:1
22 Lebanon, ILPrivate, 4 Years85.0 66.6 % 31.0 % $31,640 1,115 SAT
70 ACT
2,494 14:1
23 University Park, ILPublic, 4 Years85.0 38.4 % 35.1 % $17,582 953 SAT
53 ACT
4,857 10:1
24 Carbondale, ILPublic, 4 Years85.0 71.9 % 25.3 % $29,360 1,105 SAT
69 ACT
12,817 13:1
25 Aurora, ILPrivate, 4 Years84.9 81.2 % 28.5 % $25,060 1,060 SAT
62 ACT
6,005 19:1
26 Bourbonnais, ILPrivate, 4 Years84.8 65.1 % 26.2 % $37,070 1,110 SAT
68 ACT
4,655 16:1
27 Lisle, ILPrivate, 4 Years84.8 62.8 % 13.2 % $34,290 1,084 SAT
66 ACT
4,940 15:1
28 Monmouth, ILPrivate, 4 Years84.8 69.4 % 18.0 % $38,990 1,075 SAT
69 ACT
914 10:1
29 Chicago, ILPrivate, 4 Years84.5 67.5 % 14.6 % $41,202 - 22,437 15:1
30 Greenville, ILPrivate, 4 Years84.5 48.4 % 21.3 % $27,910 1,035 SAT
62 ACT
1,132 11:1
31 Chicago, ILPrivate, 4 Years84.3 74.0 % 12.0 % $34,380 1,040 SAT
64 ACT
3,667 15:1
32 Rockford, ILPrivate, 4 Years84.3 49.0 % 12.2 % $32,100 1,090 SAT
61 ACT
1,203 10:1
33 Chicago, ILPrivate, 4 Years84.1 94.5 % 79.0 % $17,798 - 17,364 20:1
34 Rock Island, ILPrivate, 4 Years84.0 63.7 % 15.9 % $43,610 - 2,543 12:1
35 Galesburg, ILPrivate, 4 Years84.0 74.2 % 17.0 % $48,168 - 1,333 11:1
36 Charleston, ILPublic, 4 Years83.9 55.3 % 16.8 % $14,269 1,015 SAT
60 ACT
7,526 13:1
37 Macomb, ILPublic, 4 Years83.8 58.8 % 17.4 % $13,256 1,020 SAT
61 ACT
8,502 13:1
38 Edwardsville, ILPublic, 4 Years83.7 87.4 % 30.4 % $12,219 1,115 SAT
71 ACT
13,281 17:1
39 Chicago, ILPrivate, 4 Years83.7 86.8 % 18.5 % $27,756 - 6,825 13:1
40 Lake Forest, ILPrivate, 4 Years83.6 57.9 % 16.2 % $48,424 - 1,512 12:1
41 Jacksonville, ILPrivate, 4 Years83.6 75.9 % 11.5 % $33,740 - 983 13:1
42 River Forest, ILPrivate, 4 Years83.5 63.8 % 14.6 % $34,420 1,040 SAT
63 ACT
2,990 10:1
43 Chicago, ILPrivate, 4 Years83.4 64.8 % 12.7 % $30,876 1,095 SAT
69 ACT
4,329 10:1
44 River Forest, ILPrivate, 4 Years83.3 76.0 % 10.3 % $32,880 1,080 SAT
66 ACT
6,005 10:1
45 Chicago, ILPrivate, 4 Years83.3 63.4 % 22.8 % $29,400 - 1,934 20:1
46 Chicago, ILPublic, 4 Years83.2 32.8 % 14.8 % $18,734 963 SAT
56 ACT
2,964 7:1
47 Chicago, ILPrivate, 4 Years82.8 85.8 % 19.0 % $11,010 - 5,992 15:1
48 Chicago, ILPrivate, 4 Years82.2 - - $13,704 - 624 7:1
49 Schaumburg, ILPrivate, 4 Years82.2 - - $11,965 - 8,777 38:1
50 Chicago, ILPublic, 4 Years82.1 55.6 % 13.6 % $21,161 435 SAT
55 ACT
8,103 14:1
51 Chicago, ILPrivate, 4 Years81.8 - - $22,650 - 394 16:1
Average84.9 63.3 % 25.9 % $31,024 1,107 SAT
68 ACT
7,607 13.2:1
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