List of 38 best universities in Chicago, IL

Top 38 universities in Chicago ranked by EduRank based on research outputs, non-academic prominence, and alumni influence. The rankings are determined by analyzing 16.2M citations received by 312K academic publications made by 38 universities from Chicago, the popularity of 2,463 recognized alumni, and the largest reference database available.

1. University of Chicago

Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1545
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$33,727

2. University of Illinois at Chicago

Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
81%

3. Loyola University Chicago

#5 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
30
Net Price
$29,371

4. Illinois Institute of Technology

#6 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average SAT
1320
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$26,789

5. DePaul University

#9 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
69%
Net Price
$31,872
Receiving Aid
99%
Average Aid
$25,282

6. Roosevelt University

#18 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
92%
Average SAT
990
Average ACT
24
Net Price
$23,964

7. Northeastern Illinois University

#20 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
62%
Receiving Aid
84%
Average Aid
$10,529
Enrollment
6,440

8. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

#21 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
81%
Net Price
$50,214
Receiving Aid
93%
Average Aid
$20,194

9. Chicago State University

#25 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
47%
Receiving Aid
95%
Average Aid
$17,067
Enrollment
2,366

10. National Louis University

#28 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
97%
Net Price
$14,665
Receiving Aid
96%
Average Aid
$8,931

11. Columbia College Chicago

#29 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
96%
Net Price
$25,262
Receiving Aid
99%
Average Aid
$20,992

12. Saint Xavier University

#36 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
85%
Net Price
$13,419
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$27,598

14. DeVry University - Illinois

#38 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
46%
Net Price
$29,115
Receiving Aid
98%
Average Aid
$6,866

15. Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

#41 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
42
Male:Female
83:17

16. Rush University

#43 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
37%
Enrollment
2,889
Male:Female
23:77
Founded
1972

17. North Park University

#45 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1026
Average ACT
23
Net Price
$20,260

18. Illinois College of Optometry

#50 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
16%
Enrollment
514
Male:Female
26:74
Founded
1872

19. Erikson Institute

#57 in Illinois
Enrollment
399
Male:Female
2:98

20. Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

#58 in Illinois
Enrollment
130
Male:Female
48:52

21. Moody Bible Institute

#61 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
98%
Net Price
$21,399
Receiving Aid
88%
Average Aid
$9,690

22. Chicago Theological Seminary

#62 in Illinois
Enrollment
317
Male:Female
35:65

23. Adler University

#63 in Illinois
Enrollment
1,864
Male:Female
17:83
Founded
1952

24. Catholic Theological Union at Chicago

#66 in Illinois
Enrollment
227
Male:Female
62:38
Founded
1968

25. McCormick Theological Seminary

#70 in Illinois
Enrollment
203
Male:Female
62:38

26. Kendall College

#71 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
98%
Net Price
$30,324
Receiving Aid
69%
Average Aid
$7,984

27. Meadville Lombard Theological School

#75 in Illinois
Enrollment
70
Male:Female
31:69

28. Spertus College

#76 in Illinois
Enrollment
110
Male:Female
28:72

29. Institute for Clinical Social Work

#77 in Illinois
Enrollment
127
Male:Female
20:80

30. Saint Augustine College

#78 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$15,337
Receiving Aid
89%
Average Aid
$3,643

31. VanderCook College of Music

#79 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$20,855
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$15,183

33. American Academy of Art

#87 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$22,406
Receiving Aid
93%
Average Aid
$19,206

34. Flashpoint Chicago A Campus of Columbia College Hollywood

#88 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
99%
Net Price
$30,745
Receiving Aid
92%
Average Aid
$6,742

35. East-West University

#89 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$16,223
Receiving Aid
99%
Average Aid
$13,828

36. AMERICAN ISLAMIC COLLEGE

#93 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$8,325
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$3,625

37. Resurrection University

#95 in Illinois
Enrollment
566
Male:Female
18:82
Founded
1914

38. Telshe Yeshiva - Chicago

#100 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
93%
Net Price
$6,993
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$10,643

Universities near Chicago

Distance, km
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University
Country rank
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City
15 Concordia University - Chicago 1206
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River Forest, Illinois
16 Dominican University 836
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River Forest, Illinois
18 Hebrew Theological College 1889
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Skokie, Illinois
19 Northwestern University 22
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Evanston, Illinois
20 Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary 1544
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Evanston, Illinois
21 NorthShore University HealthSystem School of Nurse Anesthesia 638
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Evanston, Illinois
21 Midwest College of Oriental Medicine - Evanston 2191
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Evanston, Illinois
26 Elmhurst College 646
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Elmhurst, Illinois
26 Calumet College of Saint Joseph 1747
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Whiting, Indiana
27 Trinity Christian College 1245
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Palos Heights, Illinois