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2023 Best Colleges 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,

    1222 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says UChicago certainly lives up to the rumors of its academic rigor but it pays off because each of my classes has been full of highly engaged students excited to study and discuss the material!...I’d recommend this college only to students who genuinely enjoy dedicating over 50% of their time to their academics..

    Read 1222 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $36,584,

    SAT Range: 1500-1570,

  2. #3 Best Colleges in Chicago Area.

    Wheaton College - Illinois

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    4 Year,

    WHEATON, IL,

    658 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I am so grateful for choosing Wheaton. As a freshman, I already feel very at home here. Even in the midst of a pandemic, Wheaton has been extremely intentional about building community. Also, in my....

    Read 658 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 87%,

    Net Price: $27,474,

    SAT Range: 1210-1450,

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  4. #4 Best Colleges in Chicago Area.

    DePaul University

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    3599 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Based on my experience at DePaul, the academic programs, professors, and students have been amazing! Not only is everyone friendly, but connections between classmates and professors are also quickly...There are events for students to attend on the regular where students can get free university merch, food, and other things. Extracurriculars wise there are so many clubs and organizations to join. I...Other student resources, like tutoring or accessing the alumni network, are also available. These are good options if you need help or insight about your major or help with concepts taught in class....Financially, I think DePaul offers great scholarships, but to get more educational value be engaged and use RateMyProfessor ratings..

    Read 3599 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 70%,

    Net Price: $33,319,

    SAT Range: 1050-1260,

  5. #5 Best Colleges in Chicago Area.

    University of Illinois Chicago

    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    3402 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says This is my first academic year at The University of Illinois at Chicago. I transferred to this University after attending to previous institutions. Prior to my time at UIC I didn't enjoy learning....

    Read 3402 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 73%,

    Net Price: $12,614,

    SAT Range: 1030-1250,

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  7. #9 Best Colleges in Chicago Area.

    Illinois Institute of Technology

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    711 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I love my university. The people here are very enthusiastic and are good at keeping up with the workload. It makes the fatigue of studying a lot easier on a lot of us. Not to mention it's awesome to....

    Read 711 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 61%,

    Net Price: $28,161,

    SAT Range: 1200-1390,

  8. #15 Best Colleges in Chicago Area.

    North Central College

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    4 Year,

    NAPERVILLE, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The small class size was extremely beneficial for me because I tend to get distracted in large class sizes so this allowed me to stay on top of my studies. It also allowed for the development of....

    Read 893 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 53%,

    Net Price: $26,053,

    SAT Range: 1050-1230,

  9. #18 Best Colleges in Chicago Area.

    Purdue University Northwest

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    4 Year,

    HAMMOND, IN,

    1477 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Even though I am currently a sophomore transitioning into a junior student at Purdue University Northwest this upcoming school year, I can already confidently say that my time at Purdue University....

    Read 1477 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 63%,

    Net Price: $10,279,

    SAT Range: 960-1150,

  10. #19 Best Colleges in Chicago Area.

    Northeastern Illinois University

    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    1166 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Northeastern Illinois University, like a lot of other things in life, is what you make of it. You get out what you put in. The biggest distinction from high school, in my opinion, is that you have a....

    Read 1166 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 61%,

    Net Price: $14,831,

    SAT Range: 810-1010,

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