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2023 Colleges with the Best Student Life in Illinois

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  1. #1 Colleges with the Best Student Life in Illinois.

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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    4 Year,

    URBANA, IL,

    4831 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 4831 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 63%,

    Net Price: $13,517,

    SAT Range: 1200-1460,

  2. #3 Colleges with the Best Student Life 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,

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  4. #4 Colleges with the Best Student Life in Illinois.

    Illinois State University

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    4 Year,

    NORMAL, IL,

    3014 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,

  5. #6 Colleges with the Best Student Life in Illinois.

    University of Chicago

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    1223 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 1223 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $36,584,

    SAT Range: 1500-1570,

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  7. #8 Colleges with the Best Student Life in Illinois.

    Augustana College - Illinois

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    4 Year,

    ROCK ISLAND, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Augustana College is one of the best school's in the Midwest. The campus is beautiful and absolutely stunning with Fall foliage. The unique configuration of the Quad Cities allows for ample off....

    Read 768 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 57%,

    Net Price: $24,233,

  8. #9 Colleges with the Best Student Life in Illinois.

    Loyola University Chicago

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    3005 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....

    Read 3005 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 71%,

    Net Price: $37,731,

    SAT Range: 1130-1330,

  9. #10 Colleges with the Best Student Life 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,

  10. #12 Colleges with the Best Student Life in Illinois.

    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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    4 Year,

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL,

    1668 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 1668 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 85%,

    Net Price: $14,506,

    SAT Range: 1010-1220,

  11. #13 Colleges with the Best Student Life 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,

  12. #15 Colleges with the Best Student Life in Illinois.

    School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says This institution is definitely something to consider if you want to explore and feel unsure about what you want to pursue. However, something to keep in mind is that if you want to go into....

    Read 710 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 78%,

    Net Price: $51,606,

    SAT Range: 1120-1360,

  13. #17 Colleges with the Best Student Life 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,....

    Read 1330 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 56%,

    Net Price: $13,551,

    SAT Range: 960-1140,

  14. #18 Colleges with the Best Student Life 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,

  15. #21 Colleges with the Best Student Life 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. #23 Colleges with the Best Student Life in Illinois.

    Northeastern Illinois University

    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    1169 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 1169 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 61%,

    Net Price: $14,831,

    SAT Range: 810-1010,

  17. #25 Colleges with the Best Student Life 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,

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