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2021 Best Affordable Colleges in Illinois for Students from Netherlands

4 Colleges
$47,092 Avg Tuition & Fees*
69% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options international students have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in Illinois ranking - to help you make that decision.

After analyzing 4 schools in Illinois, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Dutch students in Illinois. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the total number of international students at the school and the school's overall value.

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Top Value Colleges in Illinois for Students from Netherlands

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights, Illinois

Trinity Christian College tops this year’s ranking as the best value school for Dutch students in Illinois. Trinity Christian is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Palos Heights, Illinois. It awarded 320 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 11.0% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as South Korea, China, and Netherlands come to Trinity Christian to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Trinity Christian is about $31,175 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $10,767 per year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

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#2

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend DePaul University. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Chicago, Illinois is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,518 students in 2018-2019.

Around 6.1% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at DePaul are China, India, and Saudi Arabia. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at DePaul is about $41,202 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $19,974 per year.

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#3

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Northwestern University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Dutch students in Illinois. Northwestern is a private not-for-profit institution located in Evanston, Illinois. The school has a large population, and it awarded 2,770 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 17.1% are international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to Northwestern to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Northwestern runs, on average, about $56,691. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $56,567 per year.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors.

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#4

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Out of the 4 schools in Illinois that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Chicago landed the #4 spot on the list. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Chicago, Illinois, and it awarded 2,024 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 25.9% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at UChicago are China, India, and South Korea. International students at UChicago can expect to pay, on average, about $59,298 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $61,548 per year.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 4 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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