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Affordable Illinois Colleges to Admit with Highest Acceptance Rate

The next table lists the most affordable (high acceptance rate) Illinois colleges and universities to admit. Those schools have been keeping the acceptance rate in high level in recent years. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has the highest acceptance rate as of 91.78% for academic year 2019-2020 in Illinois. For the ranking, we only include 4-years colleges with at least 1,000 new students (freshmen).
The following table shows the schools that have high acceptance rates with admission statistics and yield, also known as enrollment rate. You may want to check colleges having the tightest acceptance rates in Illinois.
Affordable Illinois Colleges to Admit with Highest Acceptance Rate (2019-2020)
NameAcceptance Rate# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledYield
1Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Public, four-yearsCarbondale, IL
91.78%6,1655,6581,36124.05%
2Columbia College Chicago
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsChicago, IL
89.53%8,0617,2171,82625.30%
3Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Public, four-yearsEdwardsville, IL
85.05%8,7737,4611,55420.83%
4Illinois State University
Public, four-yearsNormal, IL
81.31%15,48712,5933,35326.63%
5Bradley University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsPeoria, IL
73.28%10,2027,4761,02713.74%
6University of Illinois Chicago
Public, four-yearsChicago, IL
72.63%22,79816,5583,54121.39%
7Loyola University Chicago
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsChicago, IL
70.54%25,45317,9542,12911.86%
8DePaul University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsChicago, IL
70.24%27,86919,5752,77414.17%
9Western Illinois University
Public, four-yearsMacomb, IL
66.96%7,6035,0911,06420.90%
10University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Public, four-yearsChampaign, IL
63.30%43,47327,5207,52927.36%