Main Search Results

    Illinois is home to eleven National Universities, 5 of which rank among the top quartile of the top 500 National Universities in the United States as determined by U.S. News & World Report: the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Loyola University Chicago. Moreover, the University of Chicago is consistently ranked as one of the world's top ten universities on various independent university rankings.

    Illinois also has more than 20 additional accredited four-year universities, both public and private, and dozens of small liberal arts colleges across the state. Additionally, Illinois supports 49 public community colleges in the Illinois Community College System.

    • University of Chicago

      University of Chicago Save

      1101 E. 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
      98
      Selectivity
      99
      Education Quality
      95
      Influence
      87
      Outcomes
      82
      Environment

      On a collegiate gothic campus built with Rockefeller money in a setting like the East Coast urban Ivies but in the Midwest on the Windy City's South Side, the University of Chicago is sometimes called "the place where fun goes ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • Northwestern University

      Northwestern University Save

      633 Clark St, Evanston, IL 60208
      95
      Selectivity
      87
      Education Quality
      96
      Influence
      90
      Outcomes
      87
      Environment

      Just north of Chicago on the shore of Lake Michigan—in fact built in part on land reclaimed from the water—Northwestern is to the Big 10 what Vanderbilt is to the SEC: the private university for the best students in the ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Illinois Institute of Technology

      Illinois Institute of Technology Save

      3300 S Federal St, Chicago, IL 60616
      70
      Selectivity
      81
      Education Quality
      89
      Influence
      90
      Outcomes
      82
      Environment

      Illinois Institute of Technology - a demanding, math and science oriented school on the South Side of Chicago - requires students to complete two Interprofessional Projects before graduation. IPROs, as they're known, bring together undergrads and grad students from different ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Save

      601 E John Street, Champaign, IL 61820
      69
      Selectivity
      83
      Education Quality
      92
      Influence
      84
      Outcomes
      81
      Environment

      The University of Illinois is a very big state school with a very big Greek system that is a great bargain for in-state students (which is pretty much everybody). A good education is easily within reach here for students who ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • Wheaton College

      Wheaton College Save

      501 College Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187
      68
      Selectivity
      87
      Education Quality
      87
      Influence
      88
      Outcomes
      83
      Environment

      "Ultra-religious Wheaton College, an evangelical and academic school in the far-flung reaches of suburban Chicago, is outwardly devoted to "the growth of God's work on Earth." It is also academically well-respected. If "the integration of faith and learning" is what ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Illinois Wesleyan University

      Illinois Wesleyan University Save

      1312 N Park St, Bloomington, IL 61702
      68
      Selectivity
      85
      Education Quality
      75
      Influence
      82
      Outcomes
      77
      Environment

      "The facilities are incredible" at Illinois Wesleyan University, "For a school of its size, Wesleyan has one of the best" science facilities "in the nation." There's also a shiny new $15- million sports center. Given the school's financial commitment to ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Illinois at Chicago

      University of Illinois at Chicago Save

      601 S Morgan, Chicago, IL 60607
      67
      Selectivity
      70
      Education Quality
      82
      Influence
      82
      Outcomes
      89
      Environment

      University of Illinois at Chicago is college with 16671 students located in Chicago, IL. learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Shimer College

      Shimer College Save

      3424 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60616
      66
      Selectivity
      56
      Influence

      Shimer College is a very cool little school in the far reaches of Chicago's beautiful northern suburbs. Students here take a rigid and rigorous core curriculum composed of the Great Books of civilization in original form and learn mostly at ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Lake Forest College

      Lake Forest College Save

      555 N Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
      64
      Selectivity
      88
      Education Quality
      72
      Influence
      63
      Environment

      The killer combination of really challenging academics, competitive Division III sports, solid financial aid, and a great location set this small liberal arts college apart from the pack. Lake Forest also boasts a stunning campus, good grub, and a safe ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Loyola University Chicago

      Loyola University Chicago Save

      1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
      64
      Selectivity
      77
      Education Quality
      86
      Influence
      84
      Outcomes
      88
      Environment

      "With four undergraduate colleges and a grand total of forty-six different majors, Loyola University Chicago bills itself as "the most comprehensive of all Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States." What with its great professional programs (especially pre-law and ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Bradley University

      Bradley University Save

      1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, IL 61625
      61
      Selectivity
      72
      Education Quality
      86
      Influence
      89
      Outcomes
      74
      Environment

      "With approximately 5,100 undergraduate students and a few hundred graduate students, "private, comprehensive" Bradley University bills itself as "the ideal size for living and learning." "It's easy to establish one-on-one relationships" with BU's "knowledgeable" professors and it's "easy, quick, and ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Augustana College

      Augustana College Save

      639 38th St, Rock Island, IL 61201
      59
      Selectivity
      81
      Education Quality
      81
      Influence
      81
      Outcomes
      75
      Environment

      A truly eye-popping two-thirds of all graduates of this small liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church eventually enter some form of graduate school. With as many clubs and social options as you'd want to shake a stick ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees

    Facts About Colleges in Illinois

    • There are 162 Colleges in Illinois.

    Browse Colleges in Illinois by Majors

    Browse Colleges in Illinois by City