Illinois College

Jacksonville, IL, USA
3.81 Average Rating

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 a different culture, the IC BreakAways program oversees faculty-led group trips abroad. The campus is centered around Beecher Hall, the oldest college building in Illinois that dates back to 1829.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
54%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2018 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2019 May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
84%
Out-Of-State Students
12%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
959
Total Number of Undergrads
959
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
67%
20-39 Students
31%
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100
55%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
60%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,177
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$32,140
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$32,140
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,190

Aid & Grants

0
100
90%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Aid Per Year
$23,618
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,007
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$19,311

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
80%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,787
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$27,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$279
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Student Organizations
81
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
85%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Blue Boys/Lady Blues
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Midwest Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Springfield
Chicago
Saint Louis
Peoria
Bloomington
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
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 to know every single student they teach. Here at Illinois College the teacher and overall campus environment make it exceptionally easy for anyone to succeed academically.
Mikel from Cambridge, IL
ic has a beautiful campus. it seems they have great professors that truly care, and love what they are doing. the students all seem very kind and welcoming.
grace from earlville, il
I was born and raise in sunny Southern California and have embraced all the Californian stereotypes my whole life, but Illinois College feels like home. IC is an open school that provides a myriad of opportunities for its students. The students, administration and faculty are welcoming and genuine.
Roger from Lomita, CA
A small, liberal arts college, such as Illinois College (IC), allows students to participate in activities and programs that are just not possible when attending a larger university. A student can try out for a sports team, participate in various clubs, and even assist professors in research. Everyone, including faculty, staff, and even the president of the college, has a connection, making the IC campus more like a family than a school.
Martha from Winthrop Harbor, IL
illinois college is a great campus with lots of history and nice small classes. the teachers i have had for class are great--they really care and do all they can to help you. it is very easy to get extra help and tutors when needed for classes. i love the music department and have joined wind ensemble, jazz band and concert choir. i just got back from a week long trip to disney with the band and it was great. i am so glad that i chose ic.
Samuel from Brighton, IL
IC is a super welcoming and friendly community and isn't too large. I love the history of the campus and how gorgeous the scenery is too.
Alyssa from Galesburg, IL
illinois college is great school, family like environment. lots of help opportunities are offered. very beautiful campus all year round.
Geeleeyaw from Chicago, IL

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