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Illinois CollegeJacksonville, IL
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Northwestern UniversityEvanston, IL
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Master'sOffered Degree1-2 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$35,302Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$60,768
cheaper$9,100Graduate Tuitionexpensive$56,567
Less$26,203Average Financial Aid AmountMore$46,822
Admission
Lower1,050 SAT
21 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,520 SAT
35 ACT
Easier75%Acceptance RateTighter7%
Lower9%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable63%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller1,154Total EnrollmentLarger22,603
Smaller1,154Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger8,559
-Graduate Student Population14,044
Smaller57Online Student PopulationLarger329
Completion & Outcomes
Lower68%Graduate RateHigher95%
Lower75%Retention RateHigher97%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 859)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,977)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,342)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,526)
Faculties
More Students per Faculty13 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty6 to 1
101Number of faculties2,665
Lower$64,142Average Faculty SalaryHigher$157,615
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.