Top Rated Illinois Private Colleges

The Best Private Colleges in Illinois for 2022

These are the top ranked private four-year colleges in Illinois. Leading the rankings for 2022 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.


28 results

University of Chicago
C
Chicago, IL
University of Chicago

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in America

  • 17,834enrollment
  • $36,584net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1500-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 4.2Avg Weighted GPA
Northwestern University
N
Evanston, IL
Northwestern University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in America

  • 22,603enrollment
  • $28,344net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.92Estimated Avg GPA
Illinois Wesleyan University
I
Bloomington, IL
Illinois Wesleyan University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 1,636enrollment
  • $32,545net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1300SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Wheaton College
W
Wheaton, IL
Wheaton College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 2,908enrollment
  • $27,474net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1450SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Illinois Institute of Technology
I
Chicago, IL
Illinois Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 6,325enrollment
  • $28,161net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 4.06Avg Weighted GPA
Loyola University Chicago
L
Chicago, IL
Loyola University Chicago

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 16,893enrollment
  • $37,731net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA
Bradley University
B
Peoria, IL
Bradley University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 5,855enrollment
  • $25,850net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1280SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Knox College
K
Galesburg, IL
Knox College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 1,154enrollment
  • $23,266net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1320SAT range
  • 22-31ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
North Central College
N
Naperville, IL
North Central College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 2,832enrollment
  • $26,053net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1230SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
Lewis University
L
Romeoville, IL
 
Lewis University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 6,437enrollment
  • $20,022net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Elmhurst College
E
Elmhurst, IL
Elmhurst College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 3,421enrollment
  • $21,776net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Trinity Christian College
T
Palos Heights, IL
 
Trinity Christian College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 1,086enrollment
  • $23,177net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 980-1180SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
S
Chicago, IL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 3,132enrollment
  • $51,606net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1048-1260SAT range
  • 22-25ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Trinity International University
T
Deerfield, IL
 
Trinity International University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 1,454enrollment
  • $21,271net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 910-1100SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA
Millikin University
M
Decatur, IL
Millikin University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 1,982enrollment
  • $19,948net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 940-1160SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA
Dominican University
D
River Forest, IL
Dominican University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 3,189enrollment
  • $18,685net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 960-1160SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.72Avg Weighted GPA
University of St Francis
S
Joliet, IL
 
University of St Francis

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 3,529enrollment
  • $16,761net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 970-1180SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Benedictine University
B
Lisle, IL
Benedictine University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 3,779enrollment
  • $27,061net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 980-1160SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA