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2023 Best Test Optional Colleges in Illinois

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  1. #2 Best Test Optional Colleges in Illinois.

    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 Test Optional Colleges in Illinois.

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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    4 Year,

    URBANA, IL,

    4810 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 4810 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 63%,

    Net Price: $13,517,

    SAT Range: 1200-1460,

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  4. #4 Best Test Optional Colleges in Illinois.

    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,

  5. #5 Best Test Optional Colleges in Illinois.

    DePaul University

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    3595 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 3595 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 70%,

    Net Price: $33,319,

    SAT Range: 1050-1260,

  6. #6 Best Test Optional Colleges in Illinois.

    Illinois Wesleyan University

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    4 Year,

    BLOOMINGTON, IL,

    617 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 617 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 57%,

    Net Price: $32,545,

    SAT Range: 1100-1300,

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  8. #7 Best Test Optional Colleges in Illinois.

    University of Illinois Chicago

    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    3401 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 3401 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 73%,

    Net Price: $12,614,

    SAT Range: 1030-1250,

  9. #9 Best Test Optional Colleges in Illinois.

    Lake Forest College

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    4 Year,

    LAKE FOREST, IL,

    467 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 467 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 58%,

    Net Price: $26,968,

    SAT Range: 1020-1240,

  10. #10 Best Test Optional Colleges in Illinois.

    Loyola University Chicago

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    2984 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says My experience at Loyola has been rewarding. My first impression of the university was that they truly value the education provided for their students, and that’s exactly what they show. Every....

    Read 2984 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 71%,

    Net Price: $37,731,

    SAT Range: 1130-1330,

  11. #11 Best Test Optional Colleges in Illinois.

    Augustana College - Illinois

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    4 Year,

    ROCK ISLAND, IL,

    765 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 765 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 57%,

    Net Price: $24,233,

  12. #12 Best Test Optional Colleges in Illinois.

    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,

  13. Elgin Community College

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    2 Year,

    ELGIN, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Elgin Community College is well known for its second name (Easy, Close, and Cheap). It's a quality school filled with motivated students and teachers who work together to make a lively and easy...While it's on the cheaper side, that doesn't mean that they aren't a quality school. Even though many have moved on from this 2-year institution, I, along with them, agree that it's one of, if not...The school provides many programs of study and will be able to prepare you for a 4-year college. While completing my General Education classes, I was able to take programming classes along with art...Overall, it's a wonderful school filled with equally wonderful people. Keep an eye on the Arts building (building H) because they not only have delicious food created by aspiring chefs and cooks, but....

    Read 692 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $4,159,

  14. Lincoln Land Community College

    2 Year,

    SPRINGFIELD, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Lincoln Land has smaller classrooms which makes it easier for both the students and teachers to engage. Sometimes you only have a class of six. So I was able to get one on one time with my teacher....

    Read 304 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $5,495,

  15. College of Lake County

    2 Year,

    GRAYSLAKE, IL,

    1018 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I graduated 2019 and was going to go to a university, but once I seen the cost I realized that's something I can't afford nor did I even know what I wanted in a career. Instead I got a job and....

    Read 1018 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $3,940,

  16. #17 Best Test Optional Colleges in Illinois.

    Illinois State University

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    4 Year,

    NORMAL, IL,

    2994 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 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....

    Read 2994 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 81%,

    Net Price: $20,933,

    SAT Range: 1020-1220,

  17. Harper College

    2 Year,

    PALATINE, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says Not only did I save money going to a two year, but I felt like I got the experience of a four year. The facilities are almost all brand new, the campus is beautiful. There is a lake on the campus...Harper has a cafeteria that is pretty good for a two year. They have a lot of variety for cheap. I was a Track athlete at Harper College so I would stay on campus from 8am to 10pm everyday. This...The teachers were always very helpful! With medium sized classes, I was able to form connections with my teachers that helped me throughout the semester but also hide if I wanted. As an athlete I spent most of my time in the Health and Recreation Center, by far one of the best gyms I ever worked out at! I'm still trying to find a gym like this one at other places. They had all...I would recommend this school to anyone!.

    Read 976 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $8,874,

  18. #18 Best Test Optional Colleges 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,

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