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Best Colleges in Illinois

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Institutional Characteristics

Next table compares the basic academic information between best schools in Illinois. By school type, there are 1 public and 9 private schools in best schools in Illinois. By school level, all 10 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
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Academic Comparison - Best Schools In Illinois
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 University of ChicagoChicago, ILPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
2 Northwestern UniversityEvanston, ILPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
3 Principia CollegeElsah, ILPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
4 University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaign, ILPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
5 Illinois Institute of TechnologyChicago, ILPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
6 Wheaton CollegeWheaton, ILPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
7 Loyola University ChicagoChicago, ILPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
8 Illinois Wesleyan UniversityBloomington, ILPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
9 Lewis UniversityRomeoville, ILPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
10 Bradley UniversityPeoria, ILPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in Illinois is $38,700 for State residents and $43,191 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 57.20% and graduation rate is 80.80%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
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Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In Illinois
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 University of Chicago $59,298 6% 95% 5:117,002
2 Northwestern University $56,691 9% 94% 6:122,127
3 Principia College $30,190 91% 80% 6:1447
4 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $17,274 / $36,213 59% 85% 20:149,702
5 Illinois Institute of Technology $48,749 60% 70% 12:16,753
6 Wheaton College $37,700 85% 89% 10:12,944
7 Loyola University Chicago $45,543 67% 74% 14:117,007
8 Illinois Wesleyan University $49,488 61% 77% 11:11,693
9 Lewis University $33,430 64% 67% 13:16,440
10 Bradley University $34,610 70% 77% 12:15,882
Average$38,700 / $43,19157.20%80.80%10.90:113,000
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The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in Illinoisand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.