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2020 Best Colleges in Illinois

Prepler’s college search tool helps you find a college that's right for you! These are 2020 Best Colleges in Illinois as ranked by Prepler. We can help you find best place to study.

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

4 Year  •  ChicagoIL  • 

10 reviews

University of Chicago is a private not-for-profit university based in Chicago, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,736 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 8%.

#1 in 2020 Best Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
8%
Net Price
$75,735
SAT Range
1480-1580
ACT Range
32-35
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Northwestern University

Northwestern University

4 Year  •  EvanstonIL  • 

10 reviews

Northwestern University is a private not-for-profit university based in Evanston, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,903 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 9%.

#2 in 2020 Best Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
9%
Net Price
$72,980
SAT Range
1420-1560
ACT Range
32-34
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

4 Year  •  ChampaignIL  • 

10 reviews

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a public university based in Champaign, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 7,518 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 61%.

#3 in 2020 Best Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
61%
Net Price
$30,082
SAT Range
1340-1500
ACT Range
26-32
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University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

4 Year  •  ChicagoIL  • 

5 reviews

University of Illinois at Chicago is a public university based in Chicago, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 4,051 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 77%.

#4 in 2020 Best Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
77%
Net Price
$30,662
SAT Range
1080-1330
ACT Range
20-26
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Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology

4 Year  •  ChicagoIL  • 

1 reviews

Illinois Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit university based in Chicago, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 471 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 54%.

#5 in 2020 Best Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
54%
Net Price
$63,749
SAT Range
1230-1410
ACT Range
25-31
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Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago

4 Year  •  ChicagoIL

Loyola University Chicago is a private not-for-profit university based in Chicago, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 2,654 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 70%.

#6 in 2020 Best Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
70%
Net Price
$59,958
SAT Range
1120-1310
ACT Range
24-29
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Illinois State University

Illinois State University

4 Year  •  NormalIL

Illinois State University is a public university based in Normal, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 3,352 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 89%.

#7 in 2020 Best Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
89%
Net Price
$28,929
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DePaul University

DePaul University

4 Year  •  ChicagoIL  • 

2 reviews

DePaul University is a private not-for-profit university based in Chicago, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 2,542 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 71%.

#8 in 2020 Best Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
71%
Net Price
$56,275
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Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

4 Year  •  EdwardsvilleIL

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville is a public university based in Edwardsville, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,797 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 89%.

#9 in 2020 Best Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
89%
Net Price
$24,616
SAT Range
980-1225
ACT Range
20-26
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Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University

4 Year  •  DekalbIL

Northern Illinois University is a public university based in Dekalb, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,852 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 53%.

#10 in 2020 Best Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
53%
Net Price
$28,848
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Benedictine University

Benedictine University

4 Year  •  LisleIL

Benedictine University is a private not-for-profit university based in Lisle, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 423 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 62%.

#11 in 2020 Best Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
62%
Net Price
$48,016
SAT Range
916-1100
ACT Range
19-25
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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

4 Year  •  CarbondaleIL

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is a public university based in Carbondale, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,395 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 76%.

#12 in 2020 Best Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
76%
Net Price
$28,595
SAT Range
920-1330
ACT Range
20-26
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