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Colleges / Illinois College

Illinois College

Jacksonville, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate79%
Acceptance Rate79%

About Illinois College

Illinois College Overview

Illinois College is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Jacksonville, Illinois. Illinois College was founded in 1829 and the school enrolls around 1,098 students a year, including 1,098 undergrads. Illinois College ensures on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Illinois College by September 15.

Student Activities at Illinois College

Are you interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Illinois College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Planning to play sports? Illinois College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Illinois College on the Student Life page.

2022 Illinois College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 46%
Tuition $35,796
Percent of Need Met 87.5%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $32,503

Is Illinois College a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what Illinois College offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Illinois College

Illinois College is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Illinois College is 79%. Last year, 3,327 students applied to Illinois College and 2,629 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Illinois College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Illinois College, around 76% are still enrolled their sophomore year. Illinois College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 64%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Illinois College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Illinois College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Illinois College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Illinois College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Illinois College meets 87.5% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Illinois College full-time are awarded $32,503 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $31,238 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Illinois College.

Based on this information, is Illinois College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Illinois College a good school for you?

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Where is Illinois College?

Illinois College is located in the small town setting of Jacksonville, Illinois, in the suburbs of St. Louis.

If you want to see Illinois College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 72 to Jacksonville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lambert-St. Louis International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Illinois College and Jacksonville are like without leaving home.

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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 is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Illinois College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

18 to 23

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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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 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Illinois College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Illinois College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

970 - 1160

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Math SAT Range

480 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1160 and Above

Good

970 to 1160

Avg

970 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Illinois College students is 1063. Applicants with SAT scores of 1160 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Illinois College, while applicants with SAT scores between 970 to 1160 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 970 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Illinois College.

Illinois College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$46,310

In State

$46,310

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$35,796
$35,796
Fees
$550
$550
Housing
$9,964
$9,964
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Illinois College is like? There are approximately 1,098 students enrolled at Illinois College. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 85% percent are from IL and 15% percent of students are from other states.

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

85%

In State

15%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,098

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$36,346

Out-of-State

$36,346

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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