The Best Chicago Colleges

Chicago, Illinois area Colleges

There are 33 ranked colleges within the Chicago city limits and 79 colleges within a 50 mile radius. Area colleges collectively enroll a total of 471,038 students. If you're looking for a large school, University of Illinois at Chicago enrolls the most students with 27,744 currently taking classes. In terms of affordability, Ivy Tech Community College Northwest offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the Chicago area at $3,234 per year.

The top rated college in the area is University of Chicago which is ranked #6 in the nation by CollegeSimply.

Also explore Chicago area public, private, four year, public four year, community and junior colleges.

The Chicago area is home to popular nationally ranked institutions like University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Wheaton College and Illinois Institute of Technology.


79 results

Olivet Nazarene University
O
Bourbonnais, IL

Olivet Nazarene University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#21 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 3,462enrollment
  • $20,006net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 970-1200SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.38Estimated Avg GPA

48 miles from Chicago

Northeastern Illinois University
N
Chicago, IL

Northeastern Illinois University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 6,440enrollment
  • $14,831net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 810-1010SAT range
  • 15-21ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

10 miles from Chicago

Concordia University Chicago
C
River Forest, IL
 

Concordia University Chicago

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#25 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 6,086enrollment
  • $17,363net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 990-1180SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA

8 miles from Chicago

Trinity International University
T
Deerfield, IL
 

Trinity International University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#26 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 1,330enrollment
  • $21,271net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 980-1120SAT range
  • 15-21ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA

27 miles from Chicago

Saint Xavier University
S
Chicago, IL
 

Saint Xavier University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#27 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 3,749enrollment
  • $13,326net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 950-1120SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

9 miles from Chicago

Chicago State University
C
Chicago, IL

Chicago State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 2,366enrollment
  • $8,637net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 750-963SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA

9 miles from Chicago

Indiana University Northwest
I
Gary, IN

Indiana University Northwest

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Indiana

  • 3,460enrollment
  • $5,453net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 940-1140SAT range
  • 17-26ACT range
  • 3.14Avg GPA

26 miles from Chicago

Aurora University
A
Aurora, IL

Aurora University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#30 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 6,165enrollment
  • $17,563net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 960-1130SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA

35 miles from Chicago

American Academy of Art
A
Chicago, IL

American Academy of Art

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 145enrollment
  • $28,630net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

4 miles from Chicago

City Colleges of Chicago Kennedy King College
C
Chicago, IL
 

City Colleges of Chicago Kennedy King College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,903enrollment
  • $4,955net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

4 miles from Chicago

City Colleges of Chicago Malcolm X College
C
Chicago, IL

City Colleges of Chicago Malcolm X College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 6,551enrollment
  • $3,339net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

3 miles from Chicago

City Colleges of Chicago Olive Harvey College
C
Chicago, IL
 

City Colleges of Chicago Olive Harvey College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 1,831enrollment
  • $4,162net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

10 miles from Chicago

City Colleges of Chicago Harry S Truman College
C
Chicago, IL
 

City Colleges of Chicago Harry S Truman College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 4,749enrollment
  • $3,712net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

9 miles from Chicago

City Colleges of Chicago Richard J Daley College
C
Chicago, IL
 

City Colleges of Chicago Richard J Daley College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,545enrollment
  • $2,950net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

6 miles from Chicago

City Colleges of Chicago Harold Washington College
C
Chicago, IL

City Colleges of Chicago Harold Washington College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,750enrollment
  • $2,743net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

4 miles from Chicago

City Colleges of Chicago Wilbur Wright College
C
Chicago, IL

City Colleges of Chicago Wilbur Wright College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 7,236enrollment
  • $2,642net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.5Avg GPA

10 miles from Chicago

Columbia College Chicago
C
Chicago, IL

Columbia College Chicago

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 6,736enrollment
  • $28,568net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

4 miles from Chicago

DePaul University
D
Chicago, IL

DePaul University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

 

  • 21,670enrollment
  • $33,319net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

6 miles from Chicago