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2023 Top Private Universities in Illinois

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  1. #2 Top Private Universities 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,

  2. #3 Top Private Universities 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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  4. #4 Top Private Universities 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..

    Read 3607 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 70%,

    Net Price: $33,319,

    SAT Range: 1050-1260,

  5. #5 Top Private Universities 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,

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  7. #8 Top Private Universities 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,

  8. #9 Top Private Universities 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. #10 Top Private Universities 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,

  10. #15 Top Private Universities 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,

  11. #16 Top Private Universities in Illinois.

    Knox College

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    4 Year,

    GALESBURG, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Being in my third year as a Knox College student, each year that I return to Knox College in the fall reminds me of why I fell in love with the institution in the first place. Being an out-of-state....

    Read 528 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 71%,

    Net Price: $23,266,

    SAT Range: 1080-1320,

  12. Olivet Nazarene University

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    4 Year,

    BOURBONNAIS, IL,

    1385 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 1385 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 75%,

    Net Price: $20,006,

    SAT Range: 960-1180,

  13. 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,

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