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Illinois College - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Illinois College - Sturtevant Hall

Illinois College - Sturtevant Hall

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Illinois College Description:

Illinois College is a small liberal arts institution located in the town of Jacksonville, Illinois. Founded in 1829, it is the oldest college in Illinois. Students can choose from over 45 academic programs, a large number for a school of around 1,000 students. Illinois College values close relationships between the faculty and students, something made possible with its 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The college's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and its relatively low tuition and significant financial aid earn the school high marks for its value.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 987 (970 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $27,800
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,840
  • Other Expenses: $1,500
  • Total Cost: $39,040

Illinois College Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 78%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,914
    • Loans: $7,705

Scholarships for Illinois College (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Economics, Elementary Eduction, English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, Sociology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 56%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Illinois College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.ic.edu/missonandvision

"True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. The College develops in its students qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service."

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