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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. DeVry University-Illinois has the highest acceptance rate as of 95.72% 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
1DeVry University-Illinois
Private (for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
95.72%1,8471,7681,51885.86%
2Columbia College Chicago
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
90.22%7,4306,7031,74826.08%
3Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Public, 4 or more yearsEdwardsville, IL
85.67%7,3066,2591,66726.63%
4Illinois State University
Public, 4 or more yearsNormal, IL
81.94%16,15113,2343,86029.17%
5University of Illinois at Chicago
Public, 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
72.70%22,69616,5014,40726.71%
6Bradley University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPeoria, IL
70.21%10,7087,5181,04813.94%
7DePaul University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
68.22%26,89518,3482,62714.32%
8Loyola University Chicago
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
67.22%25,58317,1982,63015.29%
9Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Public, 4 or more yearsCarbondale, IL
66.38%5,3773,5691,03729.06%
10University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Public, 4 or more yearsChampaign, IL
59.03%43,50925,6847,66529.84%