Resources › For Students and Parents Illinois College Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Sturtevant Hall at Illinois College. Illinois College / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated October 03, 2017 Students applying to Illinois College can apply with the Common Application, or through the school's application. With an acceptance rate of 54%, Illinois College is generally accessible. The great majority of admitted students have grades in the "B" range or better, and standardized test scores that are at least average. Required application materials include scores from the SAT or ACT, a high school transcript, and a personal statement. Admissions Data (2016): Illinois College Acceptance Rate: 54%GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Illinois CollegeTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -ACT Composite: - / -ACT English: - / -ACT Math: - / -What these ACT numbers meanTop Illinois colleges ACT comparison 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. On the athletic front, the Blueboys and Lady Blues compete within the NCAA's Division III—within the Midwest Conference. Popular sports include soccer, basketball, softball, swimming, tennis, and golf. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 960 (958 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female100% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $31,610Books: $ -Room and Board: $9,190Other Expenses: $1,500Total Cost: $42,299 Illinois College Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 99%Loans: 80%Average Amount of AidGrants: $23,618Loans: $7,787 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Biology, Economics, Elementary Eduction, English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, Sociology Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%4-Year Graduation Rate: 60%6-Year Graduation Rate: 68% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Swimming, Baseball, Golf, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Track and FieldWomen's Sports: Basketball, Swimming, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Softball, Golf, Soccer Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Illinois College, You May Also Like These Schools: Illinois State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBradley University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphQuincy University: Profile Loyola University Chicago: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphMonmouth College: ProfileAugustana College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIllinois Wesleyan University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph Northeastern Illinois University: Profile University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBlackburn College: Profile Knox College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphWestern Illinois University: Profile 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."