Illinois Private Colleges

List of Private Colleges and Universities in Illinois

There are 53 private colleges and universities in Illinois enrolling 152,392 full time students. Explore the list below to find the private college match for you. Private colleges are usually smaller in size, more expensive than public schools and often academically rigorous. If you feel you may have difficulty fitting into the large class sizes which are common on many public campuses, take a look at Illinois private colleges. Illinois is home to popular nationally ranked private schools like University of Chicago, Northwestern University and Loyola University Chicago.


53 results found

University of Chicago
C
Chicago, IL

Private 4 Year

7% acceptance rate

  • 17,002enrollment
  • $34,834net price
  • $58,230tuition
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Northwestern University
N
Evanston, IL

Private 4 Year

8% acceptance rate

  • 22,127enrollment
  • $26,099net price
  • $54,568tuition
  • 1430-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.92*Avg GPA
Loyola University Chicago
L
Chicago, IL

Private 4 Year

68% acceptance rate

  • 17,007enrollment
  • $34,526net price
  • $44,048tuition
  • 1120-1310SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA
DePaul University
D
Chicago, IL

Private 4 Year

68% acceptance rate

  • 22,437enrollment
  • $32,927net price
  • $39,975tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA
Wheaton College
W
Wheaton, IL

Private 4 Year

83% acceptance rate

  • 2,944enrollment
  • $30,021net price
  • $36,420tuition
  • 1210-1420SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA
Bradley University
B
Peoria, IL

Private 4 Year

67% acceptance rate

  • 5,882enrollment
  • $25,857net price
  • $33,760tuition
  • 1090-1290SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
Columbia College Chicago
C
Chicago, IL

Private 4 Year

87% acceptance rate

  • 6,825enrollment
  • $31,484net price
  • $27,176tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Illinois Institute of Technology
I
Chicago, IL

Private 4 Year

58% acceptance rate

  • 6,753enrollment
  • $26,324net price
  • $47,646tuition
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Lewis University
L
Romeoville, IL
 

Private 4 Year

58% acceptance rate

  • 6,440enrollment
  • $19,967net price
  • $32,450tuition
  • 1040-1200SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA
Aurora University
A
Aurora, IL
 

Private 4 Year

81% acceptance rate

  • 6,005enrollment
  • $17,848net price
  • $24,260tuition
  • 970-1150SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.23*Avg GPA
Elmhurst College
E
Elmhurst, IL

Private 4 Year

67% acceptance rate

  • 3,426enrollment
  • $22,685net price
  • $37,055tuition
  • 990-1190SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA
North Central College
N
Naperville, IL

Private 4 Year

56% acceptance rate

  • 2,928enrollment
  • $25,037net price
  • $38,880tuition
  • 850-1200SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
S
Chicago, IL

Private 4 Year

59% acceptance rate

  • 3,639enrollment
  • $45,728net price
  • $49,310tuition
  • 1120-1340SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Dominican University
D
River Forest, IL

Private 4 Year

64% acceptance rate

  • 2,990enrollment
  • $18,250net price
  • $33,434tuition
  • 950-1130SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Roosevelt University
R
Chicago, IL

Private 4 Year

65% acceptance rate

  • 4,329enrollment
  • $26,098net price
  • $29,832tuition
  • 1010-1180SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Lincoln College
L
Lincoln, IL

Private 4 Year

80% acceptance rate

  • 968enrollment
  • $15,830net price
  • $18,600tuition
  • 700-810SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
North Park University
N
Chicago, IL

Private 4 Year

47% acceptance rate

  • 2,900enrollment
  • $20,651net price
  • $29,860tuition
  • 950-1170SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.16Avg GPA
Millikin University
M
Decatur, IL

Private 4 Year

61% acceptance rate

  • 2,094enrollment
  • $20,988net price
  • $35,002tuition
  • 960-1210SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA