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illinois Colleges Hardest to Get Into


Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in illinois for 2019

These are the most selective colleges in illinois. We've ranked the schools which reject over fifty percent of applicants by rate of acceptance. Leading the list is University of Chicago which sent acceptance letters to only 9% of the 27,694 students who applied and rejected 91%. Interestingly, not all schools on our "most selective" lists are overly academically challenging. Schools with less rigorous standardized test and high school GPA requirements may receive a large numbers of qualified applicants and the school does not have the capacity to potentially enroll.

List of Lowest Acceptance Rate Colleges & Universities in illinois
Rank College Percent Admitted Academic Difficulty
1 University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
27,694 Applicants
9% Very Hard  Chance
2 Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
37,259 Applicants
9% Very Hard  Chance
3 Methodist College of Nursing
Peoria, Illinois
49 Applicants
35% Avg-  Chance
4 East West University
Chicago, Illinois
1,354 Applicants
41% Easy  Chance
5 Rockford College
Rockford, Illinois
2,401 Applicants
47% Easy  Chance