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2024 Best Small Colleges in Illinois

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  1. #3 Best Small Colleges in Illinois.

    Lake Forest College

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    4 Year,

    LAKE FOREST, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I had a great experience at LFC! The location is very local at first, but I grew to love it and take advantage of how gorgeous Lake Forest is. You kind of have to see with a Gilmore girls kind of....

    Read 487 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 64%,

    Net Price: $25,126,

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  4. #6 Best Small Colleges in Illinois.

    Elmhurst University

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    4 Year,

    ELMHURST, IL,

    1115 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says As an international student, my experience at Elmhurst University has been excellent. When I was accepted, Elmhurst was so generous that they offered me scholarships covering up to 50% of my tuition,....

    Read 1115 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 72%,

    Net Price: $24,018,

    SAT Range: 1000-1220,

  5. #7 Best Small Colleges in Illinois.

    Augustana College - Illinois

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    4 Year,

    ROCK ISLAND, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says From an academic perspective, Augustana has exceeded my expectations! The courses, professors, and career counselors are top-notch and dedicated to supporting student success and growth. It's common....

    Read 804 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $24,472,

  6. Oakton Community College

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    2 Year,

    DES PLAINES, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says While I am confined to just the Skokie campus (transportation limitations), I still think even the smaller campus is amazing. I've completed a couple courses by now: I've done an online, asynchronous....

    Read 587 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $6,143,

  7. #10 Best Small Colleges in Illinois.

    University of Illinois Springfield

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    4 Year,

    SPRINGFIELD, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says My experience at the University of Illinois Springfield has been amazing. It is a very welcoming community. I like how small the classes are, leading to a closer relationship with a professor. They....

    Read 499 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 79%,

    Net Price: $11,965,

    SAT Range: 990-1250,

  8. Parkland College

    2 Year,

    CHAMPAIGN, IL,

    580 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Other says Where I would put my educational goals are out somewhere in the galaxy! They are extremely high, coming from a family where no one went to college. I would only have to say I take school very....

    Read 580 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $8,093,

  9. #13 Best Small Colleges in Illinois.

    Chicago State University

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    649 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....

    Read 649 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 48%,

    Net Price: $4,846,

    SAT Range: 750-1030,

  10. #15 Best Small Colleges in Illinois.

    University of St. Francis - Illinois

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    4 Year,

    JOLIET, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says My overall experience in this school has been amazing. With the amount of support and connections you make with your peers and professors, you feel like you are a part of one big family. Since it is....

    Read 340 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 68%,

    Net Price: $16,949,

    SAT Range: 920-1170,

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