Colleges in Illinois

Colleges in Illinois

Illinois is a Midwestern state with largely hot, humid summers and cold winters. While Chicago may be the most widely-known city, considered a microcosm of the US, the state capital is actually Springfield, a city in the Southern part of the a state. Colleges in Illinois include 2-year, 4-year, and technical institutions, among non- and for-profit options. The largest institution in the state is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, while the highest-ranking is the University of Chicago. Illinois is a hotbed for business. Home to the CME Group and the Chicago Board Options Exchange, financial and business services are top industries in the Land of Lincoln. Advanced manufacturing (primarily of machinery), education, and agriculture all play significant roles in the Prairie State’s economy. The Magnificent Mile, Starved Rock State Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Dana-Thomas House built by Frank Lloyd Wright are just a few attractions Illinois offers.
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University of Chicago

Founded in 1890, The University of Chicago is a private urban research institution. U of Chicago is home to an undergraduate college noteworthy for establishing the fields of Ecology and Sociology. In addition to classroom facilities, the U of...

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The U of C is focused on academic rigor and, as they frequently talk about, the life of the mind. It's an incredibly intellectual school in a fun neighborhood in an amazing city. At UChicago, you will be encouraged to learn a lot, but you will also...

Northwestern University

Northwestern University is a 4-year private research institution in the Chicagoland area. Northwestern is home to 12 colleges and schools and is renowned for its Medill School of Journalism, Kellogg School of Management, and Bienen School of Music...

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If you can to learn, you will. The professors don't spoon-feed information - instead, they give you the tools to learn the subjects yourself. Also, just hanging out with people (students, and sometimes students hang out with professors) helps you...

” – Allison from Port Barrington, IL
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Founded in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a public institution in central Illinois and the flagship campus of the U of I system. UIUC is home to 15 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 150 areas of...

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I've learned things so far in every course I've taken and have met really great professors and instructors. You learn a lot from the people as well. They're from all over the world.

” – Kristen from Chicago, IL
DePaul University

DePaul University is a private, non-profit institution located in the heart of Chicago, IL, featuring campuses both in the business district and Lincoln Park. DePaul is the nation’s largest Catholic university, founded by the Vincentians more than...

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The education I have received thus far here at DePaul far exceeded my expectations. I knew coming into the school that I would receive an education far superior to that of any other school I applied to. Since we are on the quarter system (10 weeks...

” – Felicia from Atascosa, TX
Illinois State University

Founded in 1857, Illinois State University is a 4-year institution in central Illinois and the first public university in the state. The ISU campus hosts six colleges and schools as well as an Honors Program and Milner Library. In addition, ISU is...

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ISU provides a great atmosphere for students to be successful throughout their college career! There are so many opportunites to better yourself as a students!

” – Christina from Hickory Hills, IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago is a public research university located in the Windy City. UIC’s 15 colleges and schools offer 87 bachelor’s degrees, 53 certificates, and more than 150 graduate degrees, as well as multiple research...

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I've had some great professors my first semester here. The TA's are always there if you need help and also the professors. If you ever needed help or questions about the class you can always see your professor or TA. The professors and TA's have...

” – Elizabeth from Chicago, IL
Loyola University Chicago

Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is a Catholic, Jesuit university located in the city of Chicago. Loyola has four campuses in the Chicago area–the main Lake Shore Campus along Lake Michigan, Water Tower Campus in the heart of downtown, the...

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Although Loyola University is known for their magnificent pre-med and nursing programs I have to say that Loyola focuses on giving everyone a challenging but rewarding college experience. I am a college freshmen double majoring in Political Science...

” – Mayra from Glendale Heights, IL
Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University is a selective public university with a focus on research. The DeKalb campus is home to seven colleges with 46 schools and departments, and students can take advantage of regional centers in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford...

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Some of the classes are pretty difficult and take a lot of studying, but this is a good thing. I have learned more from my Engineering class than in any other class I taken my entire life. The class sizes vary. I have had some classes with only 15...

” – Erik from Hanover Park, IL
Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is a private non-profit college located in the heart of Chicago. The one and only campus has more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs to choose from, in addition to programs available entirely online. Every...

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I love Columbia. It's a great environment for artists. I am always getting great opportunities.

” – Catherine from Oak Park, IL
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Founded in 1869, Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is a public flagship university and the oldest university in the SIU system. SIU is home to ten colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees as well as an Honors Program. For...

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SIUC has a plethora of classes and majors to choose from! I’m now a sophomore and I’m taking a dinosaur and reptile class, I am so excited to take a class that is so diverse from the other classes I’m required to take for my major! The gen. ed’s are...

” – Kristin from IL
Illinois Institute of Technology

Created by the merger of Lewis Institute and Armour Institute, The Illinois Institute of Technology is a scientific and technical research institution in Chicago. IIT hosts eight colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 40 fields...

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Students that attend IIT go to study and become future leaders, not to fool around or party. I am currently learning so much from the architecture program. The professors are practicing architects and although I just ended my first semester, I feel...

” – Christian from Elgin, IL
Western Illinois University
Western Illinois University is a four-year public university, with a traditional, residential campus in Macomb, and a branch campus in Moline. The Macomb campus, comprising 1,000 acres in west central Illinois, provides residential living spaces...
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Not only does Western Illinois University offer a great deal of programs, but there is also a wide variety of people on campus helping to enhance life experiences.

” – Samantha from East Dubuque, IL
Elmhurst College

Elmhurst University is a liberal arts institution in the Chicagoland area affiliated with the United Church of Christ. Elmhurst offers bachelor’s degrees in over 60 academic majors. Additionally, the school operates the Elmhurst Learning and Success...

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Elmhurst is small, but has very nice faculty and great resources. The classes are interesting, and there are many fun events on campus. Elmhurst College hosts dozens of interesting lectures throughout the semester, and offers many ways for students...

” – Marley from Signal Mountain, TN
Augustana College

Augustana College is a private, liberal arts institution founded in 1860. Located in Rock Island, IL, Augustana offers more than 90 majors and related study programs in the humanities and fine arts, natural and social sciences, and pre-professional...

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I feel like I have learned a lot at my time at Augustana. The professors really strive to challenge you as you advance your education. They make you take responsibility for your education and in this way, you gain so much knowledge.

” – Marlena from IL
Wheaton College (IL)

Founded by evangelical abolitionists, Wheaton College (IL) is a Christian liberal arts college in the Chicagoland area. Wheaton College (IL) confers over 40 bachelor’s degrees and offers a Bible-centered general education program called Christ at the...

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I have not been a student here yet, but I am enrolled for next fall and I have visited a few of the classes. What I take from Wheaton is yes you will learn above and beyond most colleges because as you are learning about your studies in your major...

” – Cassidy from Grand Haven, MI
Bradley University

Originally founded as a watch-making school by Lydia Moss Bradley in 1897, Bradley University is a private institution in central Illinois. Bradley confers bachelor’s degrees in over 185 academic areas of study. Throughout the year, Bradley programs...

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Wow. Bradley University is a wonderful college for those who want to receive a great education in any chosen field of study. Bradley offers the best of the best college professors who all share the same passion and enthusiasm in not only their...

” – BRITTANY from Matteson, IL
Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University is a 4-year institution in Charleston featuring four colleges on a 320-acre campus. EIU offers 60 bachelor’s degrees, which can be complemented by any of the 85 minors offered, as well as four areas of undergraduate study...

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The Gen. Ed. classes are all enjoyable and my major classes were taught by teachers who knew their subjects very well.

” – William from Schaumburg, IL
North Park University

Founded in 1891, North Park University is a Christian institution in Chicago affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church. North Park is home to six colleges and schools as well as a seminary conferring degrees in over 60 undergrad and graduate...

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It is very easy to learn everything you need to know at this school. The largest class size is 25 max. Your professors are always available to help you when you need extra help.

” – Shellye from las vegas, NV
Benedictine University

Benedictine University was founded in 1887 by Benedectine monks. It is a private institution that has a “selective” admissions process and bases its curriculum on Roman Catholic teachings. It is home to the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum which houses...

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Benedictine University is a university that includes all students. It provides an environment of academic excellence and challenges. It is a place for people to excel in whatever area they want.

” – Justin from Phoenix, AZ
Chicago State University

Founded in 1867, Chicago State University is a coeducational public institution based in Chicago, Illinois. CSU is a member of both the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Chicago State...

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Chicago State University has very accommodating evening and weekend schedules for those who students who work during the day. Their instructors are well-educated, diverse and tough. The student atmosphere has a multi-cultural population with many...

” – LaDonna from Chicago, IL
Roosevelt University

Named after President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor, Roosevelt University is a 4-year private school in Chicago with a dedication to social justice. Roosevelt grants undergraduate degrees in 60 academic majors at both its downtown and...

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The students ans staff are great. Everyone is friendly, and willing to help in whatever they can.

” – Nancy from Chicago, IL
Dominican University

Founded by the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, Dominican University is a Catholic institution in the Chicagoland area. Dominican is home to seven colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in 65 academic majors. As a Catholic university...

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In my experience, I have not attend other schools so this is based on just my experience in this school The reason that I rate learning a lot 5 of 5 is: almost all the classes were very fun as well informative. to make sure you get this 5 out of 5 is...

” – Roberto from River Grove, IL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Established in 1886, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is an art school affiliated with the Art Institute and one of the oldest design schools in the nation. SAIC confers bachelor’s degrees in Art Education, Studio, Writing, Art History, and...

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If there is anything I am learning about the art world at SAIC, its everything! Experimenting in different mediums and art types is daily routine. Film, sculpture, plaster, and sound are just a few things that I have dipped my hands into since being...

” – Cassie from Papillion, NE
Knox College

Located in Galesburg, Illinois, Knox College is a 4-year liberal arts institution. On top of traditional bachelor programs, Knox has cooperative programs with other colleges, immersion terms for hands-on exploration of a single field for a full term...

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Knox College is a fantastic school for the case in favor of liberal arts education. Even though the format of classes is drastically different than most traditional high schools, the less concrete and more philosophical topics that are usually...

” – Grant from Arlington Heights, IL
Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University is a public, Hispanic-Serving Institution located in Chicago, Illinois. NEIU offers a Tuition Guarantee Program for all students up to six years. The school has three unique campus locations in the Chicago...

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Northeastern Illinois University is filled with delightful professors that go beyond the basic expectations in helping student’s succeed in their classes. All of my professors have flexible offer hours, and tutors are available free of charge by the...

” – Antonio from Skokie, IL
Lake Forest College

Lake Forest College is a private liberal arts college located north of Chicago, Illinois, near Lake Michigan. The school offers over 200 study abroad programs in places such as Argentina, Bulgaria, Colombia, Poland, and Vietnam. Top fields of study...

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I came to Lake Forest College hoping to find a small, tight-knit community. I wanted to be someone and find myself. Instead of finding a school, I found a home.

” – Amanda from Nashville, TN

Lewis University is a private institution based in Romeoville, Illinois. The university operates two regional sites in Oak Brook and Tinley Park, as well as a satellite campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The school is affiliated with the Roman...

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I shadowed two classes during an overnight visit. I visted a Bio2 class and a Graphic design class. The bio class seems very intensive, but the teacher is very engaged, and students are really focused. Graphic design is such a chill class. You just...

” – Beca from Chicago, IL
Millikin University

Affiliated with the Presbyterian church, Millikin University is a 4-year private school in central Illinois. Millikin encompasses colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Fine Arts, and Professional Studies conferring degrees in over 100 academic...

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I am a nursing student at Millikin! We have a very high ranked nursing program that is very competitive and provides an excellent education and hands-on learning!

” – Amber from Windsor, IL
Aurora University

Aurora University is a private liberal arts college based in Aurora, Illinois. AU offers more than 40 academic programs, several of which can be completely taken online. Aurora is home to the Schingoethe Center of Aurora University, which is home to...

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If you take the time to work towards good grades, your professors will too. They truly care about your success.

” – Becca from Illinois
College of DuPage

The College of DuPage is a two-year community college situated in the suburban town of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The school has an open admissions policy and nontraditional students can gain college credits based on life experience. Top fields of study...

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This college has surprisingly good academics. I wasn’t expecting much from a junior college, but COD really delivers. They offer a wide variety of courses and a high quality curriculum. The professors are competent and helpful. I have heard of some...

” – Benjamin from Carol Stream, IL
Olivet Nazarene University

Founded in 1907, Olivet Nazarene University is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. Olivet Nazarene confers bachelor’s degrees in over 140 academic areas of study. As a Christian institution, ONU holds twice...

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Because I was an undeclared major my freshman year I took a lot of different classes. I learned a lot of things in all of them. All the teachers that I had were very good and really cared about their students.

” – Andy from Peoria, IL
Lincoln College

Lincoln College is a private institution in Illinois, which serves as both a 2-year and 4-year establishment. Lincoln has two separate campuses, both of which maintain their own catalog of academic programs from approximately 20 fields of study...

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Students will learn a lot here because there are smaller classes and teachers can help students one on one during or after class. Also there are many tutors in the library that can be signed up for.

” – Jasmine from Romeoville, IL
North Central College

North Central College is a private comprehensive institution located just 30 miles west of Chicago in Naperville, Illinois. Founded in 1861, North Central offers nearly 100 different majors, minors and programs that serve the needs and interests of...

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The teacher to class ratio number is great. They help you with anything you need.

” – Angelica from Aurora, IL
Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a 4-year liberal arts college in western Illinois and the first college in the state to offer a degree. Illinois confers undergraduate degrees in over 45 academic fields of study. For students who wish to learn in...

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Illinois College is a small Liberal Arts College that is dedicated to getting its students a broad educational experience. The faculty here are exceptional not just because of their skills in their field, but they also make a personal effort to get...

” – Mikel from Cambridge, IL
Monmouth College

Monmouth College is a private, 4-year established in the state of Illinois. Each student at Monmouth is enrolled in one of many bachelor-of-arts programs, some of which are pre-professional programs, which are designed to prepare students with the...

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Monmouth College is the best school I am attending. The reason why is because the other students are very friendly and the campus is small. The professor can actually help you out in one on one with any work I am having trouble with.

” – Manuel from Chicago, IL
Blackburn College

Blackburn College is a private, 4-year institution established in Carlinville, Illinois, and is one of under ten federally recognized work colleges in the US. The college’s Work Program is student-managed, and it offers students the opportunity to...

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Blackburn offers many classes for a wide variety of people. Having just built a new $1mil+ science building in the last 5 years, Blackburn's science program is booming. The teachers have every intention of making you learn, which is wonderful.

” – Joshua from Carlinville, IL
Concordia University-Chicago

Concordia University-Chicago is a private liberal arts institution based in River Forest, Illinois, with selective admissions. It is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and provides a curriculum focused on Jesus Christ. Popular fields...

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Concordia is a great school! The teachers genuinely care if you do well or not and if you are willing to work hard, they will help you succeed. They also offer tutoring, they have different labs you can go to to get homework help and the teachers are...

” – Alysia from Alsip, IL
Illinois Wesleyan University

Established in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan University is a 4-year liberal arts university in Bloomington, IL. IWU offers bachelor’s degrees in over 80 academic fields of study, as well as an optional May Term, a month-long experiential learning option...

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Illinois Wesleyan is an amazing small liberal arts university focused on giving the students a great well rounded education through classes and activities. The community is incredibly welcoming and supportive.

” – Tess from LA Grange, IL
Saint Xavier University

Saint Xavier University is a private four-year institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic church. SXU operates two campuses, one in a residential neighborhood of Chicago and a second in suburban Orland Park, Illinois. The school provides a...

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Saint Xavier University offers a small college at top quality. This University is small enough for students to have great one on one help from professors. Saint Xavier really takes care of their students academically and socially.

” – Aaron from Chicago, IL

Rockford University is a private, 4-year institution established on a suburban, 150-acre campus in Winnebago County, Illinois. Rockford offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, and concentrations through the College of Arts and...

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Rockford is a very clean, respectful, and comfortable campus. The transition to college life was very easy because of the friendly campus personnel. The athletic programs are awesome here at Rockford.

” – Jonathan from Heyworth, IL
Quincy University

Originally founded in 1860 as St. Francis Solanus College, Quincy University is a 4-year liberal arts college in western Illinois affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. Quincy grants undergrad degrees in over 40 academic majors and provides a...

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Quincy University is like a big family home. Everyone knows everyone for something or other. Everyone is very friendly, loving and accepting.

” – Philip from South Holland, IL
Triton College
River Grove, IL

Triton College is a public, 2-year institution established on an urban, 110-acre campus in River Grove, Illinois. Triton offers over 100 associate’s degree and certificate programs, with flexible learning options available including online courses...

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One of the best junior colleges around. Triton has a variety of classes to choose from. Located in a very convenient location, lots of transportation near by.

” – Frank from Chicago, IL
Governors State University

Governors State University is a public, 4-year institution established south of Chicago in University Park, Illinois. GSU offers programs of study ranging from certificates in Digital Forensics to doctoral degrees in Occupational Therapy. The college...

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GSU has great academic resources in the library including tutoring and essay writing skills.
GSU advisers are very helpful and always willing to make time to complete your plan of study.
GSU has a friendly and open campus that provides a...

” – Rachael from Merrillville, IN
Parkland College

Parkland College is a two-year community college based in Champaign, IL, that confers associate’s degrees and workforce certificate. Serving 54 communities across central Illinois, Parkland offers over 100 degree and certificate programs and over 40...

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Parkland is a really great way to get accustomed to the college life! From my personal experience thus far, the professors truly care about their students and are passionate about the subjects they teach. They are there to help and answer any...

” – Lauren from Champaign, IL

The College of Lake County is a public, 2-year institution established in Grayslake, Illinois, with additional campuses in Waukegan, Vernon Hills, as well as satellite facilities throughout the region. CLC prepares students for career placement and...

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Since the classes are small you are in a cozier environment and you have much more one on one time with the teacher. The curriculum is complex and yet easy to work with and you achieve a much higher educational experience then you think you would get...

” – Leslie from Waukegan, IL
University of Illinois at Springfield

The University of Illinois is a top-ranked school with a rich legacy of innovation and impact. Founded in 1867 and located in central Illinois, this public institution is home to 11 academic communities and over 150 majors. Its flexible programs and...

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The University of Illinois at Springfield is a great school. It is located in the rural section of Illinois. It has a very friendly environment and it's a great place to learn.

” – Omar from Aurora, IL
Joliet Junior College

Joliet Junior College is a 2-year community college based in Joliet, Illinois. It is a public college that offers professional certifications and associate degrees in a wide range of subjects. The most popular majors are automotive mechanics. nursing...

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JJC has been a great experience. The teachers have all been knowledgeable and willing to help when needed. For the most part, I have been able to take classes that work with my schedule.

” – Angela from Burbank, IL
Trinity Christian College

Trinity Christian College is a private liberal arts institution located in the wooded suburb of Palos Heights, IL, offering degrees in three areas, Arts & Humanities, Natural & Applied Sciences, and Social Sciences. All programs require an internship...

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This College is Beautiful
This College is Friendly
This College can keep you focused and provide a perfect atmosphere for a growing christian

” – Daniel from Roscoe, IL
University of St Francis

Established by the Congregation of the Third Order of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate, the University of St. Francis is a Franciscan Catholic liberal arts college in the Chicagoland area. St. Francis is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business...

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A school that has a strong Catholic foundation, promoting a great college experience, within the inviting city. The teachers are very helpful and experts in the area of teaching. The class sizes are small which allows for an easy learning environment...

” – Eric from Channahon, IL

Elgin Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Illinois, with satellite locations in Hanover Park, Burlington, and Streamwood. ECC offers 138 degree and certificate programs, including over 25 different fields of study for...

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ECC has such a great variety of classes, there's pretty much something for everyone. In my experience, the teachers are easily contacted, and very knowledgeable about their subjects.

” – Alaina from Elgin, IL
Oakton Community College

Oakton Community College is a two-year college with two locations near Chicago’s North Shore, in Des Plaines and Skokie, Illinois. Offering 80 associate’s degrees and certificates, Oakton Community College offers facilities in the arts, health care...

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AWESOME. AWESOME. And, oh yeah!, AWESOME.

” – Polina from Niles, IL

Judson University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Elgin and Rockford, Illinois. Undergraduate students are required to earn at least 25 chapel credits each semester, and contribute to their GPA on a pass/fail basis. Judson...

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i love it! judson is the perfect place for me and i know it's where i belong. i feel as though i am really a part of the community here and that i am valued.

” – Ashley from IL
Moody Bible Institute

The Moody Bible Institute is a school of higher education that was founded in 1886. Moody Bible focuses on Christian education including, but not limited to, biblical studies, divinity, and theology. Moody Bible has various spiritual enrichment...

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Moody Bible Institute is excited about the Bible. The professors care about you and want to help you to learn, and grow in your relationship with God. Every time I visit MBI I feel at home and know that God is at work through the students and staff.

” – Elisabeth from Prophetstown, IL
McKendree University

McKendree University is a private, liberal arts institution established in Lebanon, Illinois. The campus is situated on wooded land spanning 235 acres and features a number of state-of-the-art facilities, including the Marion K. Piper Academic Center...

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Mckendree is a great school, the teachers there are so cool and fun. The campus is very small and yet its packed full of fun activities and clubs. Classes are small too so you'll receive individual attention from teachers.

” – Trevon from Chicago, IL
National Louis University
National Louis University is based in Chicago, IL, with satellite locations in Florida and abroad in Poland. NLU has historically stressed the importance of academics in early childhood education and founded the National Parent Teacher Association...
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I have learned a alot since I have been attending NLU the professors are very nice and eager to help you with any questions you may have. My experience so far has been great the classroom setting is comfortable which helps make learning easier. The...

” – Joyce from Chicago, IL
Eureka College

Founded in 1855 by a group of abolitionists, Eureka College is a 4-year liberal arts and sciences institution in central Illinois, as well as the first college in the state to admit both genders. Eureka grants bachelor’s degrees in 36 academic majors...

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Eureka is a great environment to learn and flourish. There are great opportunities for all students on and off campus. The faculty and staff consists of caring individuals willing to assist any and all students.

” – Kaitlin from Garrett, IN
Waubonsee Community College

Waubonsee Community College is a public, 2-year institution with a main location near Chicago, Illinois, in Sugar Grove. Waubonsee has three satellite locations, as well, two in Aurora and one in Plano. The community college offers two types of...

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Best choice before transferring to a 4 year school. Their dual placement program with 4 year institutions is awesome! You will save alot of money by going this route. Instead of paying $1000-$2000 a class you'll pay about $300. (not including books)

” – Sandy from Aurora, IL
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

With a campus situated on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a 4-year public university in southwest Illinois that helps prepare students to shape a changing world. SIUE is home to seven academic...

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All of the general education classes in which I have enrolled have managed to peak my interest in topics that I otherwise would not have payed any attention. I was unaware of many of the remarkable events retold to me by the instructors of my French...

” – Edward from Springfield, IL

Lake Land College is a 2-year community college in eastern Illinois offering associate degrees in over 40 areas of study and numerous certificates in subjects such as John Deere Tech and Renewable Energy. In addition, Lake Land designates over 15...

Prairie State College is a 2-year community college serving Chicago’s south suburbs by offering programs in five academic departments as well as an honors program. Students in Prairie State’s Dental Hygiene program assist in operating a clinic on...

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I have learned a LOT in my time there.

” – Barbara from Homewood, IL
Moraine Valley Community College

Moraine Valley Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on a 297-acre campus in Palos Hills, Illinois, with satellite locations in Tinley Park and Blue Island. The college offers over 140 academic programs, including transfer...

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The classes are small, 30 students max. This makes for great communication between you and the professor (no teacher assistants here!). All of my teachers are excited to teach each day, and make the material exciting (even math). I don't believe...

” – angelika from Orland Park, IL

Rock Valley College is a public, 2-year institution established on a 217-acre campus in Rockford, Illinois, and is a member of the Illinois Community College System. RVC offers over 60 associate degree and certificate programs, including both Career...

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The Professors and classes available are perfect for what I need.

” – Deborah from Loves Park, IL

From its downtown Chicago location, East-West University is a 4-year institution in the heart of the midwest’s largest city featuring courses in seven academic departments as well as a liberal arts program conferring associate degrees. The university...

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East-West University is a college where you can get all that you need. Although it's a small place, you see different races and cultures in one place. It's packed with majors that are on the market and thriving.

” – Shirley from Chicago, IL
Rush University

Rush University is a private, 4-year institution established in Chicago, Illinois, and is associated with the Rush University Medical Center. Academics at Rush University primarily focus on Health Sciences. Along with their traditional studies...

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From what I've researched..Rush University has a great student to teacher ratio. I feel like Rush will offer me the Education and experience I need to be the best Nurse Anesthetist I can possibly be :)

” – Linda from Rockford, IL

Originally housed in a local high school, Morton College is a 2-year institution and the second oldest community college in Illinois. Morton is home to eight academic departments offering associate degrees and certificate programs. Additionally...

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I absolutly love Morton College. The staff here actually cares about each individual student and does not act like the education of people should be treated as just a business.

” – Zitlali from Chicago, IL
Illinois Central College

Illinois Central College is a public, 2-year institution established in East Peoria, with satellite facilities located in Pekin and Peoria. ICC offers over 200 associate’s degree and certificate programs, many of which feature opportunities for...

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I think Illinois Central College is a great learning environment . I love going to this school this has changed my life for the better. All thanks to Illinois central College

” – Steven from Peoria, IL

Black Hawk College is a public, 2-year institution established in Moline and Galva, Illinois. BHC offers a number of transfer programs and degree programs, with focuses ranging from Agribusiness to Music Industry. The campus features a wide variety...

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Through being here at Black Hawk East I have been able to take a major step into my future career as a large animal veterinarian. This college allows numerous of hands on activities, whether you are in their basic soils class or their animal science...

” – Emily from Poplar Grove, IL
Greenville University

Founded by the Free Methodist Church, Greenville University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts college in southern Illinois. Greenville offers undergraduate degrees in over 50 academic majors as well as eleven 3-year degree-granting programs...

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Small classes=increased learning, and at GC that's exactly what you get! The classes are small and involved, and the profs CARE! about your progress in their class. They challenge you to immerse yourself in the subject and to practice the course...

” – Caitlin from Texico, IL

McHenry County College is a 2-year community college serving the northwest suburbs in the Chicagoland area. MCC confers degrees in 20 academic departments as well as numerous career and technical program certificates. For students who need academic...

From its humble beginnings in a shopping mall, Heartland Community College has grown into a 2-year community college with three permanent central Illinois campuses offering degrees and certificates in 70 subjects. HCC also provides a chance for...

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Heartland helped me figure out what I wanted to major in. Some of the teachers are also employed at ISU so you know they are knowledgeable. Even the ones that aren't are really, really good at what they do. Each class I had turned out to be fun and a...

” – Justin from Bloomington, IL

South Suburban College is a 2-year community college with two campuses offering classes in 16 academic departments. SSC recognizes outstanding students with admission to its Honors Program as well as naming them to its Dean’s List and as Presidential...

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i have learn a lot from this college. I have learn how to a be successful college student. Not only that, but I've learn something I have never had a chance to learn in high school an that's studying.

” – Shaunte' from Phoenix, IL

Kishwaukee College is a 2-year community college serving three counties in the northern Illinois area. In addition to over 70 associate degree and certificate programs, Kish offers five transfer degrees and its Health and Education department...

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small classes and friendly teachers contribute a lot to the positive atmosphere of the college. the variety offered varies quite a bit, with some courses like nursing and engineering being quite popular, while others like logic fall by the wayside....

” – Aaron from Waterman, IL

Lincoln Land Community College is a 2-year institution in Springfield, Illinois, serving a 15-county area that is the largest community college district in the state. LLCC features eight academic departments conferring degrees and certificates and...

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Lincoln Land is a diverse school with a lot of friendly people. All of the instructors really care about you, and want you to succeed. Lincoln Land is a great start to any college career.

” – Student

Richland Community College is a 2-year community college with a main campus and two extension sites in central Illinois. Richland is home to six academic divisions offering degrees and certificates in over 80 fields of study. For environmentally...

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At first I was hesitant about attending a community college, however, RCC proved me wrong. I wouldn't change my decision and I wish they offered the opportunity to achieve a bachelor's degree. The staff and classes are fantastic.

” – Maddison from Heyworth, IL

Lewis & Clark Community College is a 2-year institution serving seven counties in the St. Louis metro area. Lewis & Clark grants degrees and certificates in over 40 academic programs and is home to an Honors College. The college offers numerous...

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I learned alot here and would recommend it to anyone.

” – Lillian from Odessa, MO
St. Augustine College

With five campus locations throughout Chicago, St. Augustine College is the first bilingual higher learning institution in the state of Illinois. Founded by the Episcopal diocese with a mission to celebrate the culture and deliver a college education...

Highland Community College is a 2-year institution in northwest Illinois. Highland features four academic divisions granting degrees and certificates in over 60 fields of study and an honors program. Beyond the classroom, Highland hosts the...

Carl Sandburg College is a 2-year community college in western Illinois with two campuses and an extension site that hosts the school’s dental program. Carl Sandburg offers degrees and certificates in over 50 academic programs and an honors program...

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good choice of classes
tutoring help available
campus near a park

” – Lorena from Galesburg, IL
Lincoln Christian University

Originally founded as Bible institute dedicated to training preachers, Lincoln Christian University is a Christian college in central Illinois. LCU grants undergraduate degrees in 13 majors including Christian-centered subjects such as Preaching...

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First of all, the classes are mostly all religious, so if you're not Christian, don't apply here. You won't like it. Second, there's very few math and sciences courses, so for all of us uber-challenged, that's a huge plus!
The professors are...

” – Sarah from Lincoln, IL

Kaskaskia College is a 2-year community college serving a nine county area in southwest Illinois. Kaskaskia offers 54 associate degree and 103 certificate-granting programs among its 35 academic departments. During every school year, KC sponsors a...

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kaskaskia college is based in centralia, il, but is also quite spread out in the surrounding area. it's a great school to attend for cosmetology, nursing, automotive, or for quickly (and cheaply) getting your generals out of the way for other degrees...

” – Michelle from Vandalia, IL

Named after a Civil War general and congressman, John A. Logan College is a 2-year community college in southwest Illinois. John A. Logan offers associate degrees in over 40 academic programs including Social Work and Pre-Veterinary Studies. The...

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The instructors are really knowledgeable about the subjects they teach. They are adept at conveying the information in a way which makes the lesson fascinating, and are fair towards the students.

” – Joshua from Murphysboro, IL

Rend Lake College is a 2-year community college serving graduates from 13 area high schools in southern Illinois. RLC offers degrees and certificates in over 45 academic programs including Truck Driver Training, Heavy Equipment Technology, and...

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I will be able to complete my Associate's as a Vaterinary Technician, and be certified in two years.

” – Adrea from Mulkeytown, IL

With a campus built on the edge of the Rock River, Sauk Valley Community College is a 2-year institution in northwest Illinois. SVCC is home to nine academic departments conferring 59 degrees and 47 certificates including programs in Agribusiness and...

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I am extremely impressed with the effort the teachers and faculty put into all of us students to succeed! After my first semester, my SVCC GPA is 3.14, with help from tools at programs and clubs, like the Student Support Services/Trio, that assists...

” – DeAndre from Dixon, IL

Originally established by Methodist Episcopal Deaconesses, Methodist College is a 4-year nursing and healthcare professional school in Peoria. Methodist offers three bachelor’s degrees in Nursing, Health Sciences, and Social Work and each program...

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Methodist College of Nursing is a wonderful school! We have great faculty and staff that are always willing to help a student. Methodist is not a very large school most classes have an average of 30 people.

” – Elli from Canton, IL
Southwestern Illinois College

Southwestern Illinois College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in the city of Belleville, with two satellite campuses in Granite City and Red Bud. The main campus in Belleville is home to the Schmidt Art Center, which features a...

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Southwestern Illinois College has a great faculty and staff, and the counselors there are very helpful in getting you what you need to be successful in college.

” – Alexander from Waterloo, IL
William Rainey Harper College

William Rainey Harper College is a public institution established in Palatine, Illinois. As the school is located in Chicago’s northwestern suburbs, Harper College serves one of the largest community college student populations in the US. New...

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I can honestly say I have never been at a school where the teachers care so much about their students. My professors have always made themselves available for out of classroom assistance and are willing to go over tricky topics if you find yourself...

” – Courtney from Wonder Lake, IL

Kankakee Community College is a 2-year institution serving six counties in northeast Illinois. KCC grants degrees and certificates from areas of study in seven academic departments including Agriculture/Horticulture and Human & Public Service. In...

Adler University

Adler University is a graduate school focused on social change through professional psychology. The school operates two campuses, one in Vancouver, British Columbia, and one in Chicago, Illinois. Adler University offers only master and doctoral...

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If you are interest in working with minorities group and marginalized communities Adler School is the indicated. Located in the middle of Chicago, Adler School offer a professional and diverse environment while you learn and share ideas with people...

” – [email protected] from Puerto Rico

With a campus along the banks of the Mississippi River, Principia College is a 4-year liberal arts institution in southwest Illinois with an emphasis on Christian Science. Principia confers bachelor’s degrees in 28 majors as well as an Individualized...

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It is one of the most uplifting campus' I have ever been on, because everyone understands the importance of Christian Science. The small size of the campus means that you get one on one time with all your professors, and they are able to take a...

” – Hannah

Shawnee Community College is a 2-year college with a main campus and three extension centers in southern Illinois. In addition to course offerings in Business and Allied Health, SCC offers a number of cooperative education academic programs with...

John Wood Community College is a 2-year college with a main campus and three satellite locations in western Illinois. JWCC offers degrees in 43 fields of study and 28 certificate-granting programs. As a rural institution, JWCC’s programs in...

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You learn quite a bit. The professors are super nice and willing to help you no matter what. The professors really know what they are teaching and are passionate about their subjects. This really helps when they are helping you and teaching since...

” – Dakota from Quincy, IL
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

Harold Washington College is a public, 2-year institution that is part of the City Colleges of Chicago system. HWC is home to a substantial catalog of associate and certificate programs, with its primary academic focus being business and applied...

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I would rate Harold Washington College a 9 out of 10. Harold Washington College is a 9 out of 10 because this is a college that provides me with access to all the thing i need while pursuing my education. I gave it a 9 instead of a 10 because...

” – Amourinfinity from Chicago, IL

Established in 1959, Spoon River College is a public, 2-year institution located in Canton, Illinois, with satellite campuses and facilities in Macomb, Havana, and Rushville. SRC offers 14 career-oriented associate’s degree and certificate programs...

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Spoon River College has changed my life for the better. This college has a lot to offer and several campuses to attend. The professors and students are very nice and all willing to help.

” – Dasha from Havana, IL
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College

Malcolm X College is a  public, 2-year institution established in Chicago, Illinois. Academics at MXC are primarily focused on Health Sciences, with a wide variety of other subjects available as well. The campus features a newly-built, state-of-the...

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Malcolm X College is a school that is zealous towards the attendants academic success. The Professors are enthusiastic and keen as well as the advisors. Malcolm X College has beyond any doubt set the pace for my college education.

” – Latina from Riverside, IL

Southeastern Illinois College is a 2-year community college serving an eight county area. SIC is home to six academic departments offering degrees and certificates in over 70 fields of study. To enhance its classroom offerings, SIC also fields...

Named for the doctor who discovered the structure of DNA, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is a graduate school of health care in the north Chicagoland area. RFU offers over 30 health science programs through its colleges of...

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Unlike other schools that you are going to apply to in hopes of furthering your medical education, Rosalind Franklin is a school that is dedicated to the medical profession. Every single student at this school is enrolled in a program in the medical...

” – Candace from Scott Air Force Base, IL

Wilbur Wright College is a 2-year community college and part of the City Colleges of Chicago system on the northwest side of The Windy City. Wilbur Wright confers degrees and certificates in 10 academic focus areas as well as a transfer partner with...

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There are a great variety of interesting and pertinent courses at Wright which are taught at the same level as typical univeristy courses. I am able to comprehend more of what I am taught now in comparison to my time in high school.

” – Bianca from Chicago, IL

Danville Area Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Illinois. DACC offers more than 100 career and transfer programs, with a variety of courses available to complete online. Students also have the opportunity to earn bachelor’s...

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DACC is very affordable. They have great instructor to student ratio and has a great tutoring center.

” – Branden from Danville, IL

Formerly located in the suburbs, Resurrection University is a nursing and healthcare training school in the north side of Chicago. ResU offers a bachelor’s degree in Nursing program in both day and evening/weekend tracks as well as undergraduate...

Illinois Valley Community College is a 2-year institution serving an eight county area and the second oldest community college in Illinois. Illinois Valley’s academic offerings feature a Wind Energy program that utilizes the college’s prairie...

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