#25 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

Quincy University

Quincy, Illinois

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Quincy University overview
Location Quincy, Illinois
Online quincy.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Quincy University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Quincy University, established in 1860 and nestled in Quincy, Illinois, is a small private Catholic liberal arts institution fostering a diverse academic environment. The campus reflects a blend of historic and contemporary architecture set in a serene residential area. Quincy, positioned on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, is approximately 135 miles northwest of St. Louis, providing students with a blend of suburban tranquility and access to metropolitan amenities. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with a notable emphasis on Business, Education, and the fine arts. While Quincy University is known for being more inclusive with a moderate level of application selectivity, it cultivates a rigorous academic atmosphere. The campus includes residence halls that accommodate a majority of the student body, promoting an on-campus living experience integral to student life. Quincy University does participate in NCAA Division II athletics, fielding teams known as the Hawks, though it is not primarily recognized for its athletic programs.

In the most recent statistical year 1,760 prospective students applied, and 1,086 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 304 enrolled in the school.  1,021 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 286 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $31,940 plus fees of $0. Quincy University is ranked 635 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Quincy University is rated within the lower 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Quincy University overview
SAT 1060/1240
ACT 21/26
GPA 3.47

Applications Accepted

Quincy University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Quincy University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$0
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $11,440
Budget for Other Expenses$2,290
Total One Year Cost$45,670

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$45,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

50% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Quincy University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 24%
Education 12%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 11%
Health Professions 11%
Biology 7%

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