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107 SCHOOLS in ILLINOIS

The Land of Lincoln – also known as the Prairie State – Illinois has long been seen as one of the most American of states. It was one of the first frontiers, and the first object of the innate American compulsion to see what is further west, across the rivers, mountains, and plains. Once Illinois was named a US Territory in 1809, settlers began moving across the Appalachians, and Illinois became a crucial transportation route, especially once the Erie Canal helped turn Chicago into a destination. European immigrants from Germany, Sweden, and Eastern Europe made Illinois a center of agriculture, manufacturing, and mining, and African-American flight from the Jim Crow South made Chicago a cultural center as well, developing blues and jazz into America’s native art forms.

Much of Illinois life is centered around Chicago, one of the world’s most dynamic and culturally rich metropolises, while many suburbs within the Chicago orbit have developed into large, fully-formed cities of their own. Illinois is a national leader in manufacturing and energy, as well as a major economic player through the business and banking sectors of Chicago. As the 5th largest population in the nation, Illinois also has a major higher education system, composed of top-tier public research universities and a great many elite liberal arts colleges; the state is particularly known for its selective Christian institutions.

The University of Chicago ranks alongside the Ivy League and the major polytechnic universities (like MIT and Stanford) as a world-class private research institution, having developed breakthroughs and innovations in every discipline and field. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a definitive public research university, and a widespread system of regional public institutions like Eastern Illinois University provide opportunity to Illinois residents outside the major metropolitan areas. Small Christian liberal arts college – including Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, and more – prepare leaders with the same rigor and discipline that has shaped western civilization for centuries, while top-tier private institutions like Northwestern University and Wheaton College provide the most current career and professional studies. In all, the best colleges in Illinois represent the best of the US – diverse, bold, rooted in history and always pressing forward.

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Adler University

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
57.5
Student Consensus
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Ambria College of Nursing

Hoffman Estates, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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American Academy of Art

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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American InterContinental University

Schaumburg, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Argosy University-Chicago

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
59.5
Student Consensus
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Argosy University-Schaumburg

Schaumburg, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Augustana College

Augustana College

Rock Island, IL

66
College Consensus
58.6
Publisher Consensus
73.4
Student Consensus
Aurora University

Aurora University

Aurora, IL

52.9
College Consensus
42.1
Publisher Consensus
63.7
Student Consensus
Benedictine University

Benedictine University

Lisle, IL

50.6
College Consensus
33.8
Publisher Consensus
67.4
Student Consensus
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Bexley Hall Seabury Western Theological Seminary Federation, Inc.

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
blackburn

Blackburn College

Carlinville, IL

60.6
College Consensus
56.9
Publisher Consensus
64.4
Student Consensus
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Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Quincy, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Bradley

Bradley University

Peoria, IL

70.4
College Consensus
67.8
Publisher Consensus
73
Student Consensus
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Catholic Theological Union at Chicago

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Chamberlain University-Illinois

Addison, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
85
Student Consensus
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Chicago State University

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
65.2
Student Consensus
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Chicago Theological Seminary

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Christian Life College

Mount Prospect, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
66.5
Student Consensus
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Concordia University-Chicago

River Forest, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
73.2
Student Consensus
DePaul University

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

62.4
College Consensus
52.2
Publisher Consensus
72.6
Student Consensus
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DeVry University-Illinois

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
83
Student Consensus
Dominican University

Dominican University

River Forest, IL

66.1
College Consensus
64.8
Publisher Consensus
67.5
Student Consensus
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East-West University (IL)

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
55.7
Student Consensus
Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

62.2
College Consensus
52.3
Publisher Consensus
72
Student Consensus
Elmhurst College

Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, IL

63.1
College Consensus
57.5
Publisher Consensus
68.7
Student Consensus
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Erikson Institute

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Eureka College

Eureka College

Eureka, IL

62
College Consensus
53.6
Publisher Consensus
70.3
Student Consensus
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Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Evanston, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Governors State University

University Park, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
62.2
Student Consensus
Greenville College

Greenville University

Greenville, IL

54.9
College Consensus
45.2
Publisher Consensus
64.5
Student Consensus
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Harrington College of Design

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Hebrew Theological College

Skokie, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Illinois College

Illinois College

Jacksonville, IL

63.4
College Consensus
51.4
Publisher Consensus
75.4
Student Consensus
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Illinois College of Optometry

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
lllinois Institute Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL

63.9
College Consensus
60.9
Publisher Consensus
67
Student Consensus
Illinois State University

Illinois State University

Normal, IL

57.1
College Consensus
43.9
Publisher Consensus
70.2
Student Consensus
Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL

66.8
College Consensus
63.9
Publisher Consensus
69.7
Student Consensus
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Institute for Clinical Social Work

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Judson University

Judson University

Elgin, IL

61
College Consensus
48.3
Publisher Consensus
73.7
Student Consensus
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Kendall College

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
67.3
Student Consensus
knox

Knox College

Galesburg, IL

70.4
College Consensus
64.1
Publisher Consensus
76.7
Student Consensus
Lake Forest College

Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, IL

65.7
College Consensus
58.3
Publisher Consensus
73.2
Student Consensus
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Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

Lake Forest, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Lakeview College of Nursing

Danville, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
58
Student Consensus
lewis u

Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

61.1
College Consensus
57.5
Publisher Consensus
64.7
Student Consensus
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Lincoln Christian University

Lincoln, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
84.1
Student Consensus
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Lincoln College

Lincoln, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
68.9
Student Consensus
Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

62.3
College Consensus
56.5
Publisher Consensus
68.2
Student Consensus
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Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
MacMurray College

MacMurray College

Jacksonville, IL

57
College Consensus
42.4
Publisher Consensus
71.6
Student Consensus
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McCormick Theological Seminary

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Mckendree University

McKendree University

Lebanon, IL

57.6
College Consensus
47.9
Publisher Consensus
67.4
Student Consensus
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Meadville Lombard Theological School

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Methodist College

Peoria, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Midstate College

Peoria, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Evanston

Evanston, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Midwestern University-Downers Grove

Downers Grove, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Millikin University

Millikin University

Decatur, IL

66.5
College Consensus
62.8
Publisher Consensus
70.2
Student Consensus
Monmouth College il

Monmouth College

Monmouth, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
75.7
Student Consensus
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Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
79.1
Student Consensus
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National Louis University

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
65.5
Student Consensus
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National University of Health Sciences

Lombard, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
72.7
Student Consensus
North Central

North Central College

Naperville, IL

63.2
College Consensus
57.7
Publisher Consensus
68.6
Student Consensus
North Park University

North Park University

Chicago, IL

58.9
College Consensus
50.3
Publisher Consensus
67.5
Student Consensus
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Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, IL

53.1
College Consensus
42.6
Publisher Consensus
63.6
Student Consensus
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Northern Baptist Theological Seminary

Lisle, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL

58.7
College Consensus
47.6
Publisher Consensus
69.7
Student Consensus
northwestern

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

80
College Consensus
84
Publisher Consensus
75.9
Student Consensus
Olivet Nazarene University

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL

60.1
College Consensus
49.5
Publisher Consensus
70.7
Student Consensus
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Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Quincy University

Quincy University

Quincy, IL

58.6
College Consensus
46.1
Publisher Consensus
71.1
Student Consensus
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Rasmussen College-Illinois

Rockford, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Resurrection University

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Robert Morris University Illinois

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
71.4
Student Consensus
Rockford University

Rockford University

Rockford, IL

56
College Consensus
47.4
Publisher Consensus
64.7
Student Consensus
Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University

Chicago, IL

56.9
College Consensus
45.8
Publisher Consensus
68
Student Consensus
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Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

North Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Rush University

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
78.1
Student Consensus
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Saint Anthony College of Nursing

Rockford, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Saint Augustine College

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
65
Student Consensus
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Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Peoria, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
61.7
Student Consensus
Saint Xavier University

Saint Xavier University

Chicago, IL

58.2
College Consensus
49.6
Publisher Consensus
66.9
Student Consensus
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School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
71.7
Student Consensus
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

56.3
College Consensus
42.4
Publisher Consensus
70.2
Student Consensus
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL

57.5
College Consensus
43.8
Publisher Consensus
71.2
Student Consensus
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Spertus College

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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St. John's College-Department of Nursing

Springfield, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
64.5
Student Consensus
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The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg

Schaumburg, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
57
Student Consensus
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The John Marshall Law School

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Tribeca Flashpoint College

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Trinity Christian College

Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights, IL

64.3
College Consensus
57.8
Publisher Consensus
70.9
Student Consensus
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Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Rock Island, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Trinity International University-Illinois

Deerfield, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
73.2
Student Consensus
chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

81.6
College Consensus
85.3
Publisher Consensus
78
Student Consensus
University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL

61.5
College Consensus
55.2
Publisher Consensus
67.8
Student Consensus
University of Illinois at Springfield

University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield, IL

64.7
College Consensus
55.7
Publisher Consensus
73.7
Student Consensus
Illinois Urbana

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL

72.8
College Consensus
68.5
Publisher Consensus
77.1
Student Consensus
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University of Phoenix-Illinois

Schaumburg, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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University of Saint Mary of the Lake

Mundelein, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
USF Joliet

University of St Francis

Joliet, IL

68.5
College Consensus
60.8
Publisher Consensus
76.2
Student Consensus
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VanderCook College of Music

Chicago, IL

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
84.1
Student Consensus
Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL

58.8
College Consensus
49.9
Publisher Consensus
67.8
Student Consensus
wheaton college

Wheaton College (IL)

Wheaton, IL

71.9
College Consensus
62.7
Publisher Consensus
81.2
Student Consensus