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2023 Best Value Colleges in Illinois

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  1. #2 Best Value Colleges in Illinois.

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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    4 Year,

    URBANA, IL,

    4812 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 4812 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 63%,

    Net Price: $13,517,

    SAT Range: 1200-1460,

  2. #3 Best Value 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,

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  4. #5 Best Value 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,

  5. #6 Best Value Colleges in Illinois.

    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. #8 Best Value 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,

  8. #9 Best Value Colleges in Illinois.

    Illinois Wesleyan University

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    4 Year,

    BLOOMINGTON, IL,

    618 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 618 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 57%,

    Net Price: $32,545,

    SAT Range: 1100-1300,

  9. #11 Best Value Colleges in Illinois.

    University of Illinois Springfield

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    4 Year,

    SPRINGFIELD, IL,

    480 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 480 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 77%,

    Net Price: $11,628,

    SAT Range: 980-1190,

  10. #13 Best Value Colleges in Illinois.

    Olivet Nazarene University

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    4 Year,

    BOURBONNAIS, IL,

    1382 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Personally I like olivet, it is a great place to make life long friends and become very close with your roommate. Honestly I hate that they lock you in the building at night with an alarm after....

    Read 1382 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 75%,

    Net Price: $20,006,

    SAT Range: 960-1180,

  11. #18 Best Value 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,

  12. #20 Best Value Colleges in Illinois.

    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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    4 Year,

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL,

    1661 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 1661 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 85%,

    Net Price: $14,506,

    SAT Range: 1010-1220,

  13. #21 Best Value Colleges in Illinois.

    Illinois State University

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    4 Year,

    NORMAL, IL,

    2998 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 2998 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 81%,

    Net Price: $20,933,

    SAT Range: 1020-1220,

  14. #25 Best Value Colleges 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,

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