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2023 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Illinois

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  1. #2 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Illinois.

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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    4 Year,

    URBANA, IL,

    4828 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says As a working adult and someone who is somewhat cautious about recent COVID complications, a program that is online seemed the best route for me. I looked at a lot of different Universities that....

    Read 4828 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 63%,

    Net Price: $13,517,

    SAT Range: 1200-1460,

  2. #3 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Illinois.

    University of Chicago

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    1224 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 1224 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $36,584,

    SAT Range: 1500-1570,

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  4. #4 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Illinois.

    DePaul University

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    3607 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..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 70%,

    Net Price: $33,319,

    SAT Range: 1050-1260,

  5. #5 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Illinois.

    Loyola University Chicago

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    3002 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says When it came down to choosing between schools, Loyola ranked very high for me. I remember on October 2nd, I was invited to an orientation/tour of the campus and I absolutely loved the whole....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 71%,

    Net Price: $37,731,

    SAT Range: 1130-1330,

  6. #6 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Illinois.

    Wheaton College - Illinois

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    4 Year,

    WHEATON, IL,

    661 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 661 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 87%,

    Net Price: $27,474,

    SAT Range: 1210-1450,

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  8. #7 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Illinois.

    Illinois Wesleyan University

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    4 Year,

    BLOOMINGTON, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Illinois Wesleyan University puts a focus on academics and not partying and I love that! The courses are rigorous, making it the perfect campus for people who love to learn. There is very high job....

    Read 620 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 57%,

    Net Price: $32,545,

    SAT Range: 1100-1300,

  9. #8 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Illinois.

    University of Illinois Chicago

    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    3416 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 3416 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 73%,

    Net Price: $12,614,

    SAT Range: 1030-1250,

  10. #9 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Illinois.

    Northern Illinois University

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    4 Year,

    DEKALB, IL,

    2705 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Northern Illinois is a very great and welcoming school. Not only is the college life amazing, so are the academics. If I could recommend a college to anyone NIU would be the first one I bring up not....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 59%,

    Net Price: $14,397,

    SAT Range: 940-1170,

  11. #11 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Illinois.

    Illinois State University

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    4 Year,

    NORMAL, IL,

    3013 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says At ISU you get a small town vibe, which I personally love about the campus and the town itself. The campus grounds are pretty, especially in the heart of campus in the arboretum. Professors here are....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 81%,

    Net Price: $20,933,

    SAT Range: 1020-1220,

  12. #12 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Illinois.

    Western Illinois University

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    4 Year,

    MACOMB, IL,

    1734 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says WIU is proud to be accessible and affordable. In my opinion they exceed that standard. My daughter ran into a difficult situation during her first semester there; a class was held online, her connection didn't allow her to get more than two-thirds of each lecture, and the instructor...The response was swift and positive, and in a matter of a few weeks, my daughter had switched to an in-person section of that class. I am grateful for WIU's clear commitment to students, and I'll be....

    Read 1734 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 67%,

    Net Price: $15,361,

    SAT Range: 950-1150,

  13. #13 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Illinois.

    Eastern Illinois University

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    4 Year,

    CHARLESTON, IL,

    1330 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says In my past 4 years here at EIU, there's been a lot of change. The campus pre-COVID was a completely different atmosphere, a lot more fun and there seemed to be a lot more students out and about. Now,....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 56%,

    Net Price: $13,551,

    SAT Range: 960-1140,

  14. #14 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Illinois.

    McKendree University

    4 Year,

    LEBANON, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says To start, I chose McKendree University because it was a great size for me, not too big, not too small. I joined the cheerleading team here and it was great for me, I met all my friends through the....

    Read 470 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 70%,

    Net Price: $20,869,

    SAT Range: 860-1270,

  15. #15 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Illinois.

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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    4 Year,

    CARBONDALE, IL,

    2030 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Going to college at SIUC has been so wonderful. The beauty that Southern Illinois has to offer really sealed the deal for me, I enjoy hiking on the weekends and whenever I need a good study break.....

    Read 2030 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 92%,

    Net Price: $15,638,

    SAT Range: 930-1180,

  16. #16 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Illinois.

    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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    4 Year,

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL,

    1667 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says SIUE is such a safe, clean, and beautiful campus. Everyone will have different opinions about every school but I would never choose another school. At SIUE, every single professor I have had cares....

    Read 1667 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 85%,

    Net Price: $14,506,

    SAT Range: 1010-1220,

  17. #17 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Illinois.

    Augustana College - Illinois

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    4 Year,

    ROCK ISLAND, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says At Augustana, I received a very "hands-on" education. I was a double major in Communication Disorders and Sciences and Spanish for Professional Use. In the CSD department, I was a student-clinician....

    Read 766 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 57%,

    Net Price: $24,233,

  18. #18 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Illinois.

    Lake Forest College

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    4 Year,

    LAKE FOREST, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says This school is amazing! It is an undiscovered gem. The professors are very available and form personal relationships with students because they don't have graduate students to deal with. They know....

    Read 468 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 58%,

    Net Price: $26,968,

    SAT Range: 1020-1240,

  19. #19 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Illinois.

    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,

  20. #24 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Illinois.

    University of Illinois Springfield

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    4 Year,

    SPRINGFIELD, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says I appreciate the schools' communicative and relationship skills. The school hasexceptional lecturers who are not only good in teaching but treat proper relationship with students and other members of staff as paramount. University of Illinois Springfield is very accommodating as they are always open to receive students from all parts of the world irrespective of their race, religion, culture and beliefs and background. University of Illinois offers several courses and has three branches located at Springfield, Urbana and Chicago. This gives room to accommodate more students. University of Illinois Springfield is located in the heart of the Illinois town and has so many beautiful....

    Read 482 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 77%,

    Net Price: $11,628,

    SAT Range: 980-1190,

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