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2020 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

Prepler’s college search tool helps you find a college that's right for you! These are 2020 Best Private 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 Private 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 Private Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
9%
Net Price
$72,980
SAT Range
1420-1560
ACT Range
32-34
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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%.

#3 in 2020 Best Private 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%.

#4 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

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

#5 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
71%
Net Price
$56,275
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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%.

#6 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

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

Aurora University

4 Year  •  AuroraIL

Aurora University is a private not-for-profit university based in Aurora, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 801 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 87%.

#7 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
87%
Net Price
$37,028
SAT Range
950-1130
ACT Range
19-23
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Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan University

4 Year  •  BloomingtonIL

Illinois Wesleyan University is a private not-for-profit university based in Bloomington, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 378 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 60%.

#8 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
60%
Net Price
$58,830
SAT Range
1195-1395
ACT Range
24-29
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Bradley University

Bradley University

4 Year  •  PeoriaIL

Bradley University is a private not-for-profit university based in Peoria, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,266 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 71%.

#9 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
71%
Net Price
$46,680
SAT Range
1080-1290
ACT Range
22-28
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Augustana College

Augustana College

4 Year  •  Rock IslandIL

Augustana College is a private not-for-profit university based in Rock Island, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 735 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 58%.

#10 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
58%
Net Price
$53,422
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North Central College

North Central College

4 Year  •  NapervilleIL

North Central College is a private not-for-profit university based in Naperville, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 603 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 54%.

#11 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
54%
Net Price
$51,228
SAT Range
1063-1323
ACT Range
22-27
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Lake Forest College

Lake Forest College

4 Year  •  Lake ForestIL

Lake Forest College is a private not-for-profit university based in Lake Forest, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 357 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 52%.

#12 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

Acceptance Rate
52%
Net Price
$58,675
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