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2023 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in Illinois

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  1. #1 Hardest Colleges to Get Into 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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  4. #7 Hardest Colleges to Get Into 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,

  5. #8 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in Illinois.

    Rockford University

    4 Year,

    ROCKFORD, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says First and foremost Rockford University ceiling for improvement is extremely high and over the years I’ve witness drastic change. Being a multi student athlete coming in and realizing how underfunded....

    Read 218 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 51%,

    Net Price: $23,417,

    SAT Range: 900-1100,

  6. #9 Hardest Colleges to Get Into 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,

  7. #10 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in Illinois.

    Illinois Institute of Technology

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    713 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 713 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 61%,

    Net Price: $28,161,

    SAT Range: 1200-1390,

  8. #11 Hardest Colleges to Get Into 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,

  9. #12 Hardest Colleges to Get Into 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,

  10. #13 Hardest Colleges to Get Into 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,

  11. #15 Hardest Colleges to Get Into 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,

  12. #18 Hardest Colleges to Get Into 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....

    Read 2705 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 59%,

    Net Price: $14,397,

    SAT Range: 940-1170,

  13. #22 Hardest Colleges to Get Into 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,

  14. #25 Hardest Colleges to Get Into 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,

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