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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Illinois College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Midwest Conference
Address
1101 West College Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Website
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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%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
820-1120
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,318/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,432/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,455/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,852/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,939/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,058/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
955Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Friendly
    36%
  • Hardworking
    27%
  • Overwhelmed, but working hard.
    27%
  • FUNNY
    9%

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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
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
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There is no diversity and the party scene should be given a D-, because it’s almost non-existent. The funds are used for dumb things like stadiums for teams that rarely win, and things like “E-Sports”. Population is mostly white and annoying, coming from small towns and being ignorant and uncultured. Some professors are nice and good at their jobs, and those are the ones they want to fire because they actually care about the students. Residential Life sucks and is way too strict and hard on students. They’re even confiscating wine glasses and entering rooms without permission. All in all, it’s not a bad a school. Classes are good, I’ve actually learned a thing or two, but everything else lowkey sucks.
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I absolutely loved the ability to connect to faculty and become part of their research! It completely changed my life and prepared me for a career (the only reason I put four stars is because politics on campus can get annoying at times, but I also recognize that such is everywhere).
IC is exactly what it claims to be - a small niche liberal arts campus with Top-notch professors, and a flexibility that bigger institutions can lack. Its strengths are also its weaknesses. Size, dollars, and a niche community can make or break your experience - how you emerge from IC depends on who you are and how you fit. Make the most of it!