Top Rated Illinois Private Colleges

The Best Private Colleges in Illinois for 2021

These are the top ranked private four-year colleges in Illinois. Leading the rankings for 2021 as the highest ranked private college in Illinois is University of Chicago. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


29 results

University of Chicago
C
Chicago, IL
University of Chicago

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in America

  • 17,002enrollment
  • $34,719net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1500-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Northwestern University
N
Evanston, IL
Northwestern University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in America

  • 22,127enrollment
  • $26,196net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.92*Avg GPA
Wheaton College
W
Wheaton, IL
Wheaton College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 2,944enrollment
  • $28,795net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1440SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA
Illinois Wesleyan University
I
Bloomington, IL
Illinois Wesleyan University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 1,693enrollment
  • $28,912net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1320SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Illinois Institute of Technology
I
Chicago, IL
Illinois Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 6,753enrollment
  • $26,708net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1400SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Loyola University Chicago
L
Chicago, IL
Loyola University Chicago

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 17,007enrollment
  • $36,388net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1320SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA
Bradley University
B
Peoria, IL
Bradley University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 5,882enrollment
  • $26,791net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1270SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
S
Chicago, IL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 3,639enrollment
  • $50,167net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1360SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Knox College
K
Galesburg, IL
Knox College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 1,333enrollment
  • $23,476net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1350SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Lewis University
L
Romeoville, IL
 
Lewis University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 6,440enrollment
  • $19,520net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1200SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA
Trinity Christian College
T
Palos Heights, IL
 
Trinity Christian College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 1,131enrollment
  • $23,177net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 970-1150SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.38Avg GPA
Elmhurst College
E
Elmhurst, IL
Elmhurst College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 3,426enrollment
  • $22,791net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 990-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA
Dominican University
D
River Forest, IL
Dominican University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 2,990enrollment
  • $19,280net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1200SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
North Central College
N
Naperville, IL
North Central College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 2,928enrollment
  • $25,536net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1260SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Roosevelt University
R
Chicago, IL
Roosevelt University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 4,329enrollment
  • $24,036net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1230SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
University of St Francis
S
Joliet, IL
 
University of St Francis

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 3,927enrollment
  • $17,687net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1220SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
Millikin University
M
Decatur, IL
Millikin University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 2,094enrollment
  • $22,138net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 950-1200SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA
Judson University
J
Elgin, IL
 
Judson University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 1,256enrollment
  • $18,641net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 880-1100SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA