312 reviews
  1. Jacksonville, IL
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Illinois College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Midwest Conference
Address
1101 W College Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Website

Illinois College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
SAT Scores Range
820-1120
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Illinois College

Cost

Net Price
$16,881/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,266/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,017/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,600/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,347/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,292/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
952Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
37%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.24 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Liberal-arts education
    73%
  • Great academics
    18%
  • Great environment for learning and growing
    9%

After Illinois College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Illinois College Reviews

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Illinois College is a small division 3 level sports school. However no one truly cares about what level we are at. Everyone loves sports and attends sporting events. Most students at Illinois College participate in a sport. We are small but mighty you could say. Our fans have a ferocity you could see at an NFL game. Sports of all kinds bring us together as a college. Not only varsity level sports but also intramural sports. Everyone wants to have fun and a good time, people take intramural sports very serious but also in a playful manner. With our excellent athletic facilities we are able to be the best we can be at any sport. I feel sports make us an extremely tight knit community and why I feel Illinois College is the best school in the nation.
Although Illinois College is a small liberal-arts college, the environment is so welcoming that it makes you feel like you are a part of a family. Because of the size you get extra attention from your professors and they are always willing to help. Sure it may not be the biggest of schools but it provides you outstanding opportunities through its academics, clubs, and internships. I can safely say that because of my experiences at Illinois College, I know that I will be a strong candidate entering the workplace after I graduate.
At Illinois College we actually don't have fraternity or sororities we have literary societies, which are the originals. I feel it's actually a lot better. Fraternities and sororities get a really bad reputation for being all about parties. But with literary societies there is a place to actually learn and perform plays at the end of each semester. I feel they better help you learn and get involved to make new friends I'll last a lifetime.