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Tightest Illinois Colleges to Admit with Lowest Acceptance Rate

The next table lists the tightest (low acceptance rate) Illinois colleges and universities to admit. Those schools have been keeping the acceptance rate in low level in recent years. University of Chicago has the lowest acceptance rate as of 6.17% 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 low acceptance rates with admission statistics and yield, also known as enrollment rate. You may want to check colleges having the highest acceptance rates in Illinois.
Tightest Illinois Colleges to Admit with Lowest Acceptance Rate (2019-2020)
NameAcceptance Rate# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledYield
1University of Chicago
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
6.17%34,6412,1371,72680.77%
2Northwestern University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsEvanston, IL
9.05%40,5853,6732,00654.61%
3Northern Illinois University
Public, 4 or more yearsDekalb, IL
48.35%15,6937,5881,89725.00%
4University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Public, 4 or more yearsChampaign, IL
59.03%43,50925,6847,66529.84%
5Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Public, 4 or more yearsCarbondale, IL
66.38%5,3773,5691,03729.06%
6Loyola University Chicago
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
67.22%25,58317,1982,63015.29%
7DePaul University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
68.22%26,89518,3482,62714.32%
8Bradley University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPeoria, IL
70.21%10,7087,5181,04813.94%
9University of Illinois at Chicago
Public, 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
72.70%22,69616,5014,40726.71%
10Illinois State University
Public, 4 or more yearsNormal, IL
81.94%16,15113,2343,86029.17%