11 Best Acting (Performing arts/Drama theatre) schools in Illinois

Below is the list of best universities in Illinois ranked based on their research performance in Performing arts. A graph of 6.48K citations received by 1.05K academic papers made by 11 universities in Illinois was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

1. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
63%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
70%

2. Northwestern University

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1490
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$28,344

3. University of Chicago

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1535
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$36,584

4. Illinois Wesleyan University

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
57%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
27
Net Price
$32,545

5. Northern Illinois University

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
59%
Receiving Aid
99%
Average Aid
$11,848
Enrollment
16,769

6. Loyola University Chicago

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
71%
Average SAT
1230
Average ACT
28
Net Price
$37,731

7. Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
92%
Average SAT
1055
Average ACT
24
Receiving Aid
97%

8. University of Illinois at Chicago

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
73%
Average SAT
1140
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
85%

9. DePaul University

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
70%
Net Price
$33,319
Receiving Aid
98%
Average Aid
$24,589

10. Illinois State University

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
81%
Average SAT
1120
Average ACT
24
Receiving Aid
94%

11. Eastern Illinois University

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1050
Average ACT
21
Receiving Aid
98%

Closest to Illinois states to learn Performing arts

State
Universities
Unis
Best university country rank
Best uni United States Flag rank
Indiana 8 4
Missouri 5 56
Iowa 4 77
Kentucky 5 71
Wisconsin 6 15
Tennessee 6 67
Ohio 18 3
Michigan 7 20
Minnesota 5 30
Mississippi 3 112
Kansas 3 51
Alabama 3 61
Virginia 13 41
Georgia 6 10
North Carolina 9 22
Oklahoma 4 130
South Carolina 6 75
Pennsylvania 20 11
District of Columbia 5 60
Louisiana 4 109
Maryland 6 27
New York 33 6
New Jersey 8 24
Connecticut 7 5
Texas 17 8
Vermont 3 114
Colorado 5 53
Massachusetts 19 2
Rhode Island 4 95
Florida 11 16
Maine 5 125
Utah 3 57
Arizona 3 25
Oregon 5 92
Washington 5 17
California 34 7