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2020 Guide to Colleges in Illinois

If you’re looking for a great school where you can get a quality education, you may want to consider one of the many colleges and universities in Illinois. The state is home to several institutions of higher learning, 63 of which are ranked in College Factual’s 2020 analysis.

Best Colleges in Illinois

crest image University of Chicago

Located in Chicago in what is generally considered a city setting, UChicago is ranked #1 in the state of Illinois. UChicago supports roughly 6,900 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

Learn more about University of Chicago.

crest image Northwestern University

Located in Evanston in what is generally considered a city setting, Northwestern U is ranked #2 in the state of Illinois. Northwestern U supports roughly 10,200 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

Learn more about Northwestern University.

crest image University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign

Located in Champaign in what is generally considered a city setting, UIUC is ranked #3 in the state of Illinois. UIUC supports roughly 35,500 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Learn more about University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign.

crest image Wheaton College Illinois

Located in Wheaton in what is generally considered a suburban setting, Wheaton College Illinois is ranked #4 in the state of Illinois. Wheaton College Illinois supports roughly 2,500 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Learn more about Wheaton College Illinois.

crest image Illinois Institute of Technology

Located in Chicago in what is generally considered a city setting, Illinois Tech is ranked #5 in the state of Illinois. Illinois Tech supports roughly 3,200 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Learn more about Illinois Institute of Technology.

crest image Illinois Wesleyan University

Located in Bloomington in what is generally considered a city setting, Illinois Wesleyan is ranked #6 in the state of Illinois. Illinois Wesleyan supports roughly 1,800 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Learn more about Illinois Wesleyan University.

crest image Bradley University

Located in Peoria in what is generally considered a city setting, Bradley is ranked #7 in the state of Illinois. Bradley supports roughly 4,700 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Learn more about Bradley University.

crest image Loyola University Chicago

Located in Chicago in what is generally considered a city setting, Loyola Chicago is ranked #8 in the state of Illinois. Loyola Chicago supports roughly 12,900 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Learn more about Loyola University Chicago.

crest image Augustana College

Located in Rock Island in what is generally considered a city setting, Augustana is ranked #9 in the state of Illinois. Augustana supports roughly 2,600 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Learn more about Augustana College.

crest image DePaul University

Located in Chicago in what is generally considered a city setting, DePaul is ranked #10 in the state of Illinois. DePaul supports roughly 17,800 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Learn more about DePaul University.

See the full list of ranked colleges in Illinois.