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2024 Best Colleges for Low-Income Students in the Chicago Area

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  1. #2 Best Colleges in Chicago Area.

    University of Chicago

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    1290 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says At UChicago, I found the ideal blend of rigorous academics, preprofessional resources, and an extensive alumni network, which has paved the way for my dream job in private equity investment post...The academic program here is intellectually stimulating, challenging me to think critically and hone analytical skills. Collaborations with Booth Business School and the Harris School of Public...The university's preprofessional support at Career Advancement Office has been outstanding, guiding me through internships and career development. The alumni network, filled with successful...The University of Chicago has been the perfect launchpad for my education and career development, and I never regret taking the offer during RD a few years back..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 6%,

    Net Price: $33,727,

    SAT Range: 1510-1580,

  2. #4 Best Colleges in Chicago Area.

    University of Illinois Chicago

    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    3556 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I really like UIC in many ways. This is a great school in the fact that everyone is connected and treats everyone in the kindest way your will always find people to help you in any way possible and I....

    Read 3556 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 79%,

    Net Price: $10,725,

    SAT Range: 1080-1310,

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  4. #13 Best Colleges in Chicago Area.

    Indiana University - Northwest

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    4 Year,

    GARY, IN,

    740 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says Indiana University Northwest (IUN) is like a little big family. No matter what program you are in, each person and teacher is in your corner even if they are in a different department. In my....

    Read 740 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 85%,

    Net Price: $5,625,

    SAT Range: 940-1140,

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  6. #18 Best Colleges in Chicago Area.

    Chicago State University

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    650 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says One of the biggest challenges that I have faced during my college career is being social, getting out there making friends and or getting involved at my university. Being a pandemic high school....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 48%,

    Net Price: $4,846,

    SAT Range: 750-1030,

  7. Prairie State College

    2 Year,

    CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL,

    460 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says With this being m/y final year at Prairie State College. I can say it was a long but worth it journey. When I first stated during the 2018/2019 school year, I took two in person classes. At the time....

    Read 460 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $7,059,

  8. Joliet Junior College

    2 Year,

    JOLIET, IL,

    990 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I began my first year at Joliet Junior College during the spring semester in 2021 when I was eighteen, almost a year since Covid was exposed to the world . I was juggling many things at once and it....

    Read 990 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $5,304,

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