At a Glance

University of Chicago ranked first and Northwestern University ranked second in Illinois college rankings. The 2020 average tuition & fees of the Illinois best colleges is $28,313 for Illinois residents and $31,894 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 63.17% and the average SAT score is 1,126. The average number of student population is 7,725 and the average student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.
Below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for Illinois best colleges. For the statistics, we only include 4 years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges.

Illinois Best Colleges Comparison Table

RankCollege NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
1University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
$59,298$61,5481,5356.00%17,00295%5 to 1
2Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
$58,701$56,5671,4959.00%22,12794%6 to 1
3Principia College
Elsah, IL
$30,720-1,11491.00%44780%6 to 1
4University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL
$36,720$30,0831,34059.00%49,70285%20 to 1
5Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL
$50,230$30,6951,29560.00%6,75370%12 to 1
6Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL
$39,100$17,4241,33085.00%2,94489%10 to 1
7Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL
$46,060$19,1541,22567.00%17,00774%14 to 1
8Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL
$51,336-1,22061.00%1,69377%11 to 1
9Lewis University
Romeoville, IL
$34,478$14,7801,10564.00%6,44067%13 to 1
10Bradley University
Peoria, IL
$35,480$17,0401,17070.00%5,88277%12 to 1
11University of St Francis
Joliet, IL
$35,000$13,8391,12546.00%3,92762%13 to 1
12Trinity International University-Illinois
Deerfield, IL
$33,298$17,7801,04560.00%1,77559%14 to 1
13North Park University
Chicago, IL
$32,100$14,0761,07548.00%2,90062%10 to 1
14Illinois State University
Normal, IL
$22,278$11,0691,12082.00%20,63570%20 to 1
15Judson University
Elgin, IL
$29,870$18,90099039.00%1,25658%8 to 1
16University of Illinois at Springfield
Springfield, IL
$18,528$16,7571,10877.00%4,57554%12 to 1
17Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, IL
$38,654$32,3001,10068.00%3,42670%13 to 1
18Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL
$14,392$11,0861,05548.00%17,16949%13 to 1
19North Central College
Naperville, IL
$41,180$15,8221,14554.00%2,92869%14 to 1
20Blackburn College
Carlinville, IL
$24,950-1,01057.00%56641%11 to 1
21University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
$30,048$27,0361,14573.00%31,68361%18 to 1
22McKendree University
Lebanon, IL
$32,200$9,3241,06463.00%2,49460%14 to 1
23Governors State University
University Park, IL
$17,620$14,67493546.00%4,857-10 to 1
24Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Carbondale, IL
$15,057$32,9281,14066.00%12,81748%13 to 1
25Aurora University
Aurora, IL
$25,960$13,2001,04887.00%6,00554%19 to 1
26Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, IL
$36,950$13,3931,07058.00%4,65564%16 to 1
27Benedictine University
Lisle, IL
$32,340$19,7091,07742.00%4,94046%15 to 1
28Monmouth College
Monmouth, IL
$41,330-1,08067.00%91462%10 to 1
29DePaul University
Chicago, IL
$41,202$19,760-68.00%22,43774%15 to 1
30Greenville University
Greenville, IL
$28,956$8,0821,06556.00%1,13256%11 to 1
31Saint Xavier University
Chicago, IL
$34,730$15,4501,05073.00%3,66756%15 to 1
32Rockford University
Rockford, IL
$33,050$13,2551,05054.00%1,20341%10 to 1
33DeVry University-Illinois
Chicago, IL
$15,200$17,552-96.00%17,36428%20 to 1
34Augustana College
Rock Island, IL
$45,136$33,150-57.00%2,54371%12 to 1
35Knox College
Galesburg, IL
$49,974-1,22068.00%1,33374%11 to 1
36Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL
$14,126$20,7611,03553.00%7,52653%13 to 1
37Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL
$13,104$11,9961,05057.00%8,50251%13 to 1
38Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL
$11,495$9,3001,12086.00%13,28151%17 to 1
39Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, IL
$27,786$2,350-90.00%6,82550%13 to 1
40Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL
$49,822$14,896-55.00%1,51277%12 to 1
41Illinois College
Jacksonville, IL
$34,620--78.00%98363%13 to 1
42Dominican University
River Forest, IL
$35,420$20,8841,10064.00%2,99064%10 to 1
43Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL
$31,493$21,6051,12067.00%4,32941%10 to 1
44Concordia University-Chicago
River Forest, IL
$33,636$9,3781,09575.00%6,00547%10 to 1
45Robert Morris University Illinois
Chicago, IL
$29,400$18,000-63.00%1,93440%20 to 1
46Chicago State University
Chicago, IL
$11,204$15,05695263.00%2,96417%7 to 1
47National Louis University
Chicago, IL
$14,169$12,096-98.00%5,99222%15 to 1
50Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, IL
$21,750$17,0321,01558.00%8,10321%14 to 1
51East-West University
Chicago, IL
$22,650---39411%16 to 1
Average$31,894$19,2811,12663.17%7,72558%13 to 1