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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B+
1076 Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
About St. Ignatius College Prep...

Applying

Application Deadline
Application Fee
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$19,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
28%
Average Financial Aid
$12,000
From St. Ignatius College Prep

Saint Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit Catholic school in the heart of Chicago, is a diverse community dedicated to educating young men and women for lives of faith, love, service and leadership. Through outstanding teaching and personal formation, the school challenges its talented student body to intellectual excellence, integrity, and life-long learning and growth. Inspired by the gospel of Jesus Christ, this community strives to use God's gifts to promote social justice for the greater glory of God.

St. Ignatius College Prep Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1340
143 responses
Average ACT
30
655 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 151 responses
  • Festival of Nations
    17%
  • Homecoming dance and homecoming game
    17%
  • Going to basketball games on fridays
    15%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Graduation
    13%
  • Retreats
    8%
  • Christopher Christmas
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,480
    90%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.48 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.48 responses
    63%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.48 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    16:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
    Poll
    82%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    93%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
    57%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C+
    2. Good for Families
      C
    3. Housing
      D+
    Median Household Income
    $35,899
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,010
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $173,362
    National
    $184,700

    St. Ignatius College Prep Reviews

    363 reviews
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    We are so fortunate to have our daughter attend this exceptional school. It’s incredible and you really have to go there to truly experience for yourself it’s outstanding academics, community and stunning campus.

    My daughter tells us all of the time how grateful she is that she was able to go to school here,and my husband and I wish we’d had the opportunity to go here as well! I cannot express that this school knows how to educate students and prepare them for college. They also leave with a special bond to the school and community that they will have for a lifetime in addition to having the the honor of being a graduate.
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    This school is in an identity crisis. The administration is split between priests and religious people looking to build Chicago's best Catholic school, and others looking to be the most esteemed private school. The Catholic part is plastered over everything (even putting AMDG on tests), but most of the students and staff really don't practice. Not to mention, the years of discrimination and token diversity have come back around to bite them with Black Lives Matter.

    The food (catered by Quest) is phenomenal, but quite expensive. Plan on budgeting at least $10 per day for this. The buildings are very historic and beautiful, but not very ideal for learning. I found the heavy emphasis on iPads distracting, and think laptops would be far more productive.

    If you are a rich white cafeteria Catholic, you will fit in great here. If you don't meet that description, or are looking for a truly religious environment, I suggest you look elsewhere.
    The SICP experience is one that a student can never forget. Although there are a few teachers who should have their lessons and planning more together for the money that we pay to go here, the teachers are just absolutely incredible. The pandemic has definitely slowed down the feeling of the entire experience in terms of social events and friends, and the administration has definitely spoken openly about that. The campus is a wonderful sight, you can find your way around by the end of the first week of school. Many of the attendees are wonderful children, but there are others there that do not take their schooling seriously. That is arguably, the most unfortunate part about Ignatius. A considerable amount of the people that attend there are extremely cliquey. It was hard for me to find my friend group because of that. And even now I still feel the same way. Over all, you should definitely consider coming here if you are willing to work, and are committed to your academic growth.