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Colleges / Illinois College

Illinois College

Jacksonville, IL 4-Year Private

About Illinois College

Illinois College is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Jacksonville, IL, less than an hour from St. Louis.

Founded in 1829, Illinois College currently enrolls around 1,154 students a year, including 1,154 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Admissions Facts About Illinois College

Acceptance rate: 76%

Average GPA: 3.57

Mean ACT score: 23

Mean SAT score: 1063

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: September 15

Illinois College Acceptance Rate 2021

Illinois College is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. The acceptance rate at Illinois College is 76 percent.

The average high school GPA for a student at Illinois College is 3.57 on a 4.0 scale. The mean composite SAT score is 1063. The mean ACT scores is 23.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Illinois College a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 253 students who started at Illinois College as first-time freshman, 158 graduate within four years.

Around 68 percent of students who started at Illinois College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $29,515 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Illinois College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Illinois College a good school for YOU?

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All applicants should hear back from Illinois College by September 15.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about Illinois College in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for colleges and universities that offer what you're looking for in a school.

College Info

1101 West College Avenue Jacksonville, IL 62650-2299

Campus Setting: Small Town

Illinois College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Illinois College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Illinois College is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Illinois College ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above


20 to 25


20 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Illinois College is 23. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Illinois College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Illinois College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

960 - 1165


Math SAT Range

480 - 590


Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1165 and Above


960 to 1165


960 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Illinois College students is 1063. Applicants with SAT scores of 1165 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Illinois College, while applicants with SAT scores between 960 to 1165 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 960 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Illinois College.

Illinois College Tuition & Fees

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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Illinois College is like? There are approximately 1,057 students enrolled at Illinois College. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from IL and 10% percent of students are from other states.


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Part Time


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