Top Rated Illinois Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Illinois for 2020

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Illinois as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2020 as the best public college in Illinois is University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.

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University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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Champaign, IL
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 49,702enrollment
  • $16,638net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1460SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.79*Avg GPA
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University of Illinois at Springfield
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Springfield, IL
University of Illinois at Springfield

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 4,575enrollment
  • $12,054net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 990-1220SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Chicago, IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 31,683enrollment
  • $11,884net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA
Northern Illinois University
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Dekalb, IL
Northern Illinois University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 17,169enrollment
  • $19,379net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 970-1190SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA
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Illinois State University
I
Normal, IL
Illinois State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 20,635enrollment
  • $19,227net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1190SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
S
Edwardsville, IL
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 13,281enrollment
  • $15,090net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.36*Avg GPA
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
S
Carbondale, IL
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 12,817enrollment
  • $16,431net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 2.86Avg GPA
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Eastern Illinois University
E
Charleston, IL
Eastern Illinois University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 7,526enrollment
  • $14,107net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 920-1110SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Western Illinois University
W
Macomb, IL
Western Illinois University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 8,502enrollment
  • $15,605net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 930-1110SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA
Northeastern Illinois University
N
Chicago, IL
Northeastern Illinois University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 8,103enrollment
  • $16,462net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 15-22ACT range
  • 2.87Avg GPA
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Chicago State University
C
Chicago, IL
 
Chicago State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 2,964enrollment
  • $11,141net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 900-1020SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.98*Avg GPA