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Using our unique InfluenceRanking™ engine as well as data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

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Schools with a median SAT of 400-1600, a median ACT of 1-36, that are in Illinois, with a graduation rate of greater than 0%, an acceptance rate of greater than 0%, with stated tuition between $0k-$100k offering bachelor degrees, and a student population between 0k-100k, sorted by Influence.

Degree Level bachelor
University of Chicago
#1

University of Chicago

#5 institution's overall influence
#8 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$57K

Acceptance

7%

Graduation

94%

Student body

12K

Median SAT/ACT

1520/34

Chicago, IL

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Northwestern University
#2

Northwestern University

#28 institution's overall influence
#24 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$55K

Acceptance

8%

Graduation

94%

Student body

19K

Median SAT/ACT

1490/34

Evanston, IL

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Illinois Institute of Technology
#3

Illinois Institute of Technology

#227 institution's overall influence
#1135 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$47K

Acceptance

58%

Graduation

71%

Student body

5K

Median SAT/ACT

1310/28

Chicago, IL

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Wheaton College
#4

Wheaton College

#396 institution's overall influence
#1019 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$36K

Acceptance

83%

Graduation

91%

Student body

3K

Median SAT/ACT

1315/29

Wheaton, IL

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
#5

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

#45 institution's overall influence
#162 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$17K

Acceptance

62%

Graduation

85%

Student body

52K

Median SAT/ACT

1330/29

Champaign, IL

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University of Illinois at Chicago
#6

University of Illinois at Chicago

#215 institution's overall influence
#795 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$15K

Acceptance

76%

Graduation

58%

Student body

26K

Median SAT/ACT

1120/24

Chicago, IL

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Knox College
#7

Knox College

#659 institution's overall influence
#388 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$47K

Acceptance

74%

Graduation

77%

Student body

1K

Galesburg, IL

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Roosevelt University
#8

Roosevelt University

#884 institution's overall influence
#938 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$30K

Acceptance

65%

Graduation

40%

Student body

4K

Median SAT/ACT

1095/23

Chicago, IL

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University of Illinois at Springfield
#9

University of Illinois at Springfield

#1412 institution's overall influence
#1369 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$12K

Acceptance

53%

Graduation

50%

Student body

4K

Median SAT/ACT

1104/23

Springfield, IL

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Rockford College
#10

Rockford College

#827 institution's overall influence
#259 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$31K

Acceptance

49%

Graduation

49%

Student body

1K

Median SAT/ACT

1090/21

Rockford, IL

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Trinity International University
#11

Trinity International University

#1582 institution's overall influence
#1355 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$32K

Acceptance

73%

Graduation

58%

Student body

1K

Median SAT/ACT

1055/22

Deerfield, IL

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Chicago State University
#12

Chicago State University

#1066 institution's overall influence
#857 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$10K

Acceptance

33%

Graduation

14%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

962/18

Chicago, IL

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DePaul University
#13

DePaul University

#447 institution's overall influence
#308 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$40K

Acceptance

68%

Graduation

73%

Student body

19K

Chicago, IL

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Principia College
#14

Principia College

#1690 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$29K

Acceptance

92%

Graduation

68%

Student body

<1K

Median SAT/ACT

1164/25

Elsah, IL

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Loyola University Chicago
#15

Loyola University Chicago

#450 institution's overall influence
#254 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$44K

Acceptance

68%

Graduation

75%

Student body

14K

Median SAT/ACT

1215/27

Chicago, IL

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Monmouth College
#16

Monmouth College

#1558 institution's overall influence
#444 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$38K

Acceptance

69%

Graduation

56%

Student body

1K

Median SAT/ACT

1075/23

Monmouth, IL

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Illinois Wesleyan University
#17

Illinois Wesleyan University

#916 institution's overall influence
#1079 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$48K

Acceptance

59%

Graduation

81%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1222/26

Bloomington, IL

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Columbia College Chicago
#18

Columbia College Chicago

#989 institution's overall influence
#569 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$27K

Acceptance

87%

Graduation

45%

Student body

7K

Chicago, IL

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Lake Forest College
#19

Lake Forest College

#1352 institution's overall influence
#790 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$47K

Acceptance

58%

Graduation

70%

Student body

2K

Lake Forest, IL

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Northern Illinois University
#20

Northern Illinois University

#658 institution's overall influence
#1145 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$15K

Acceptance

54%

Graduation

47%

Student body

15K

Median SAT/ACT

1080/22

Dekalb, IL

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Illinois State University
#21

Illinois State University

#452 institution's overall influence
#834 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$13K

Acceptance

89%

Graduation

72%

Student body

19K

Median SAT/ACT

1100/23

Normal, IL

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale
#22

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

#623 institution's overall influence
#326 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$14K

Acceptance

72%

Graduation

44%

Student body

12K

Median SAT/ACT

1105/23

Carbondale, IL

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Illinois College
#23

Illinois College

#1189 institution's overall influence
#256 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$33K

Acceptance

76%

Graduation

68%

Student body

1K

Jacksonville, IL

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
#24

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

#1079 institution's overall influence
#562 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$11K

Acceptance

87%

Graduation

47%

Student body

12K

Median SAT/ACT

1115/24

Edwardsville, IL

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Bradley University
#25

Bradley University

#1078 institution's overall influence
#344 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$34K

Acceptance

67%

Graduation

74%

Student body

5K

Median SAT/ACT

1190/25

Peoria, IL

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Dominican University
#26

Dominican University

#2108 institution's overall influence
#371 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$33K

Acceptance

64%

Graduation

62%

Student body

3K

Median SAT/ACT

1040/21

River Forest, IL

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Eastern Illinois University
#27

Eastern Illinois University

#1324 institution's overall influence
#915 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$12K

Acceptance

55%

Graduation

57%

Student body

6K

Median SAT/ACT

1015/20

Charleston, IL

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North Central College
#28

North Central College

#1620 institution's overall influence
#442 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$39K

Acceptance

56%

Graduation

69%

Student body

3K

Median SAT/ACT

1026/23

Naperville, IL

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Augustana College
#29

Augustana College

#1367 institution's overall influence
#1061 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$42K

Acceptance

64%

Graduation

77%

Student body

3K

Rock Island, IL

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Elmhurst University
#30

Elmhurst University

#1058 institution's overall influence
#625 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$37K

Acceptance

67%

Graduation

69%

Student body

4K

Median SAT/ACT

1091/23

Elmhurst, IL

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Olivet Nazarene University
#31

Olivet Nazarene University

#2014 institution's overall influence
#759 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$36K

Acceptance

65%

Graduation

57%

Student body

5K

Median SAT/ACT

1110/23

Bourbonnais, IL

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MacMurray College
#32

MacMurray College

#2778 institution's overall influence
#999 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$28K

Acceptance

55%

Graduation

23%

Student body

<1K

Median SAT/ACT

1006/20

Jacksonville, IL

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Millikin University
#33

Millikin University

#3122 institution's overall influence
#630 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$35K

Acceptance

61%

Graduation

60%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1085/23

Decatur, IL

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Concordia University Chicago
#34

Concordia University Chicago

#4836 institution's overall influence
#833 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$32K

Acceptance

76%

Graduation

48%

Student body

4K

Median SAT/ACT

1080/22

River Forest, IL

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National Louis University
#35

National Louis University

#3000 institution's overall influence
#496 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$14K

Acceptance

86%

Graduation

30%

Student body

5K

Chicago, IL

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Western Illinois University
#36

Western Illinois University

#1246 institution's overall influence
#642 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$13K

Acceptance

59%

Graduation

53%

Student body

8K

Median SAT/ACT

1020/20

Macomb, IL

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Benedictine University
#37

Benedictine University

#2410 institution's overall influence
#672 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$33K

Acceptance

63%

Graduation

51%

Student body

5K

Median SAT/ACT

1084/22

Lisle, IL

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Trinity Christian College
#38

Trinity Christian College

#5404 institution's overall influence
#859 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$30K

Acceptance

64%

Graduation

58%

Student body

1K

Median SAT/ACT

1055/22

Palos Heights, IL

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Quincy University
#39

Quincy University

#4201 institution's overall influence
#1067 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$29K

Acceptance

68%

Graduation

51%

Student body

1K

Median SAT/ACT

1050/21

Quincy, IL

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Lincoln College
#40

Lincoln College

#4762 institution's overall influence
#936 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$19K

Acceptance

80%

Graduation

6%

Student body

<1K

Median SAT/ACT

755/16

Lincoln, IL

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Governors State University
#41

Governors State University

#2958 institution's overall influence
#828 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$11K

Acceptance

38%

Student body

4K

Median SAT/ACT

952/18

University Park, IL

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Saint Xavier University
#42

Saint Xavier University

#2930 institution's overall influence
#937 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$34K

Acceptance

74%

Graduation

51%

Student body

3K

Median SAT/ACT

1040/21

Chicago, IL

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Northeastern Illinois University
#43

Northeastern Illinois University

#1766 institution's overall influence
#597 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$11K

Acceptance

56%

Graduation

24%

Student body

6K

Median SAT/ACT

/18

Chicago, IL

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Lewis University
#44

Lewis University

#2685 institution's overall influence
#784 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$32K

Acceptance

58%

Graduation

61%

Student body

6K

Median SAT/ACT

1120/23

Romeoville, IL

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McKendree University
#45

McKendree University

#1917 institution's overall influence
#1222 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$31K

Acceptance

67%

Graduation

52%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1115/24

Lebanon, IL

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North Park University
#46

North Park University

#3399 institution's overall influence
#735 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$30K

Acceptance

47%

Graduation

53%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1058/22

Chicago, IL

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Blackburn College
#47

Blackburn College

#2805 institution's overall influence
#1464 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$22K

Acceptance

52%

Graduation

42%

Student body

<1K

Median SAT/ACT

1050/20

Carlinville, IL

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Greenville University
#48

Greenville University

#6285 institution's overall influence
#1274 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$27K

Acceptance

48%

Graduation

47%

Student body

1K

Median SAT/ACT

1035/21

Greenville, IL

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Eureka College
#49

Eureka College

#3448 institution's overall influence
#980 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$25K

Acceptance

57%

Graduation

52%

Student body

<1K

Median SAT/ACT

1060/21

Eureka, IL

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Robert Morris University
#50

Robert Morris University

#6533 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$28K

Acceptance

63%

Graduation

70%

Student body

2K

Chicago, IL

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