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Most Favored Illinois Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate

This page lists the most favored (higher yield) schools in Illinois. The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is the percent of students who choose to enroll after having been offered admission. Higher yield means that more admitted students are finally enrolled into the school. University of Chicago, has the highest yield rate as of 80.77% for academic year 2019-2020 in Illinois. Principia College is positioned second with 68.75% yield and Northwestern University follows them with 55%. Next table shows the schools that have high yield rates with admission statistics and acceptance rates. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. You may want to check colleges having the lowest yield rates in Illinois.
Most Favored Illinois Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate (2020)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1University of Chicago
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
80.77% 34,641 2,137 1,726 6.17%
2Principia College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsElsah, IL
68.75% 105 96 66 91.43%
3Northwestern University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsEvanston, IL
54.61% 40,585 3,673 2,006 9.05%
4Wheaton College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWheaton, IL
38.33% 1,889 1,602 614 84.81%
5Governors State University
Public, 4 or more yearsUniversity Park, IL
35.47% 1,434 654 232 45.61%
6Aurora University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsAurora, IL
32.34% 2,902 2,517 814 86.73%
7Blackburn College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCarlinville, IL
31.11% 630 360 112 57.14%
8University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Public, 4 or more yearsChampaign, IL
29.84% 43,509 25,684 7,665 59.03%
9Illinois State University
Public, 4 or more yearsNormal, IL
29.17% 16,151 13,234 3,860 81.94%
10National Louis University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
29.16% 2,665 2,603 759 97.67%