List of 100 best universities in Illinois

We ranked 100 best universities in Illinois based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 42.5M citations received by 886K publications made by 100 universities in Illinois, measured the popularity of 4,175 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

  1. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Average SAT
    1340
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    64%
  2. Northwestern University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Average SAT
    1495
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $26,196
  3. University of Chicago logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1535
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $34,719
  4. University of Illinois at Chicago logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Average SAT
    1145
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    78%
  5. Loyola University Chicago logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Average SAT
    1225
    Average ACT
    28
    Net Price
    $36,388
  6. Northern Illinois University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    48%
    Average SAT
    1055
    Average ACT
    22
    Receiving Aid
    97%
  7. Illinois Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Average SAT
    1295
    Average ACT
    29
    Net Price
    $26,708
  8. Southern Illinois University - Carbondale logo
    Acceptance Rate
    66%
    Average SAT
    1140
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    95%
  9. DePaul University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Net Price
    $32,022
    Receiving Aid
    98%
    Average Aid
    $24,087
  10. Illinois State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Average SAT
    1120
    Average ACT
    23
    Receiving Aid
    89%
  11. Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville logo
    Acceptance Rate
    86%
    Average SAT
    1120
    Average ACT
    23
    Receiving Aid
    93%
  12. Eastern Illinois University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Average SAT
    1035
    Average ACT
    21
    Receiving Aid
    95%
  13. Western Illinois University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1050
    Average ACT
    22
    Receiving Aid
    88%
  14. Bradley University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Average SAT
    1170
    Average ACT
    25
    Net Price
    $26,791
  15. Wheaton College - Illinois logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Average SAT
    1330
    Average ACT
    29
    Net Price
    $28,795
  16. Illinois Wesleyan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    61%
    Average SAT
    1220
    Average ACT
    27
    Net Price
    $28,912
  17. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science logo
    Enrollment
    2,102
    Male:Female
    44:56
    Founded
    1912
  18. Roosevelt University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Average SAT
    1120
    Average ACT
    24
    Net Price
    $24,036
  19. University of Illinois at Springfield logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Average SAT
    1108
    Average ACT
    23
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  20. Northeastern Illinois University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Average SAT
    1015
    Average ACT
    19
    Receiving Aid
    84%
  21. School of the Art Institute of Chicago logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1240
    Average ACT
    26
    Net Price
    $50,167
  22. Knox College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Average SAT
    1220
    Average ACT
    28
    Net Price
    $23,476
  23. Elmhurst College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Average SAT
    1100
    Average ACT
    23
    Net Price
    $22,791
  24. Augustana College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Net Price
    $24,706
    Receiving Aid
    100%
    Average Aid
    $29,396
  25. North Central College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    54%
    Average SAT
    1145
    Average ACT
    24
    Net Price
    $25,536
  26. Chicago State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Average SAT
    952
    Average ACT
    18
    Receiving Aid
    98%
  27. Lake Forest College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Net Price
    $26,148
    Receiving Aid
    99%
    Average Aid
    $34,421
  28. Columbia College Chicago logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Net Price
    $32,111
    Receiving Aid
    93%
    Average Aid
    $11,918
  29. National Louis University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    98%
    Net Price
    $14,848
    Receiving Aid
    92%
    Average Aid
    $8,472
  30. Governors State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Average SAT
    935
    Average ACT
    20
    Receiving Aid
    93%
  31. Benedictine University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Average SAT
    1077
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $25,604
  32. John Marshall Law School logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    1,060
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    1899
  33. Dominican University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Average SAT
    1100
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $19,280
  34. Saint Xavier University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Average SAT
    1050
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $14,975
  35. National University of Health Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    590
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1906
  36. Illinois College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Net Price
    $17,594
    Receiving Aid
    100%
    Average Aid
    $25,943
  37. DeVry University - Illinois logo
    Acceptance Rate
    96%
    Net Price
    $28,542
    Receiving Aid
    99%
    Average Aid
    $5,829
  38. Millikin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Average SAT
    1075
    Average ACT
    23
    Net Price
    $22,138
  39. Lewis University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Average SAT
    1105
    Average ACT
    24
    Net Price
    $19,520
  40. North Park University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    48%
    Average SAT
    1075
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $20,068
  41. Aurora University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Average SAT
    1048
    Average ACT
    21
    Net Price
    $17,906
  42. Olivet Nazarene University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Average SAT
    1070
    Average ACT
    23
    Net Price
    $21,043
  43. Rush University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    2,755
    Male:Female
    24:76
    Founded
    1972
  44. Blackburn College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1010
    Average ACT
    21
    Net Price
    $16,175
  45. Monmouth College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Average SAT
    1080
    Average ACT
    23
    Net Price
    $17,992
  46. American InterContinental University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Net Price
    $12,555
    Receiving Aid
    93%
    Average Aid
    $5,753
  47. Trinity International University - Illinois logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Average SAT
    1045
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $21,218
  48. Enrollment
    43
    Male:Female
    88:12
  49. McKendree University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Average SAT
    1064
    Average ACT
    24
    Net Price
    $21,764
  50. University of St Francis logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Average SAT
    1125
    Average ACT
    24
    Net Price
    $17,687
  51. Enrollment
    421
    Male:Female
    3:97
  52. Judson University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    39%
    Average SAT
    990
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $18,641
  53. Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    280
    Male:Female
    11:89
  54. Concordia University - Chicago logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Average SAT
    1095
    Average ACT
    23
    Net Price
    $17,051
  55. Chamberlain University - Illinois logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Net Price
    $23,715
    Receiving Aid
    83%
    Average Aid
    $8,954
  56. Illinois College of Optometry logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    546
    Male:Female
    30:70
    Founded
    1872
  57. Principia College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    91%
    Average SAT
    1114
    Average ACT
    25
    Net Price
    $14,894
  58. Trinity Christian College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Average SAT
    1060
    Average ACT
    24
    Net Price
    $23,177
  59. Moody Bible Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    94%
    Average SAT
    1095
    Average ACT
    21
    Net Price
    $16,247
  60. Enrollment
    164
    Male:Female
    45:55
  61. Rockford University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    54%
    Average SAT
    1050
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $22,166
  62. Enrollment
    314
    Male:Female
    44:56
  63. Adler University logo
    Enrollment
    1,558
    Male:Female
    17:83
    Founded
    1952
  64. Quincy University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    62%
    Average SAT
    1070
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $17,423
  65. Eureka College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    62%
    Average SAT
    1040
    Average ACT
    20
    Net Price
    $21,178
  66. Chicago Theological Seminary logo
    Enrollment
    242
    Male:Female
    42:58
  67. Greenville University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    56%
    Average SAT
    1065
    Average ACT
    21
    Net Price
    $21,268
  68. Catholic Theological Union at Chicago logo
    Enrollment
    254
    Male:Female
    64:36
    Founded
    1968
  69. MacMurray College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    62%
    Average SAT
    1015
    Average ACT
    20
    Net Price
    $13,977
  70. University of Saint Mary of the Lake logo
    Acceptance Rate
    84%
    Enrollment
    202
    Male:Female
    93:7
  71. McCormick Theological Seminary logo
    Enrollment
    215
    Male:Female
    55:45
  72. Kendall College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    98%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1934
  73. Enrollment
    125
    Male:Female
    17:83
  74. Enrollment
    111
    Male:Female
    39:61
  75. Northern Baptist Theological Seminary logo
    Enrollment
    265
    Male:Female
    66:34
  76. Lincoln Christian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Net Price
    $18,728
    Receiving Aid
    97%
    Average Aid
    $7,605
  77. Enrollment
    74
    Male:Female
    27:73
  78. East-West University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Net Price
    $22,309
    Receiving Aid
    97%
    Average Aid
    $7,573
  79. Lincoln College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Net Price
    $21,797
    Receiving Aid
    99%
    Average Aid
    $13,137
  80. Enrollment
    137
    Male:Female
    12:88
  81. Saint Augustine College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Net Price
    $9,461
    Receiving Aid
    86%
    Average Aid
    $9,098
  82. Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Net Price
    $25,418
    Receiving Aid
    90%
    Average Aid
    $15,078
  83. Resurrection University logo
    Enrollment
    860
    Male:Female
    15:85
    Founded
    1914
  84. Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Net Price
    $18,580
    Receiving Aid
    100%
    Average Aid
    $6,186
  85. VanderCook College of Music logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Average SAT
    1049
    Average ACT
    17
    Net Price
    $20,063
  86. Methodist College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Average SAT
    1000
    Average ACT
    21
    Net Price
    $32,493
  87. Enrollment
    16
    Male:Female
    62:38
  88. Lakeview College of Nursing logo
    Enrollment
    148
    Male:Female
    18:82
    Founded
    1894
  89. Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    182
    Male:Female
    9:91
    Founded
    1985
  90. Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing logo
    Acceptance Rate
    84%
    Enrollment
    509
    Male:Female
    14:86
    Founded
    1905
  91. Lake Forest Graduate School of Management logo
    Enrollment
    451
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1946
  92. Acceptance Rate
    99%
    Net Price
    $30,745
    Receiving Aid
    92%
    Average Aid
    $6,742
  93. Midstate College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1888
  94. Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    175
    Male:Female
    6:94
    Founded
    1898
  95. Acceptance Rate
    89%
  96. Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Net Price
    $12,425
    Receiving Aid
    100%
    Average Aid
    $4,978
  97. Acceptance Rate
    92%
    Net Price
    $6,450
    Receiving Aid
    96%
    Average Aid
    $11,194