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    Illinois College


    Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

    Illinois College is a small residential liberal arts college offering exceptional education at an affordable cost on a safe and beautiful campus. For over 180 years, Illinois College has prepared young men and women for lives of leadership and service.


    At a glance

    Illinois College is ranked among the best colleges nationwide.

    • U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings – IC is ranked #140, with strong marks for its graduation rate, high ratio of professors to students and small average class size. IC ranked #34 for social mobility — or a college’s ability to help students, especially those who are disadvantaged, improve their social and economic status. IC received an exceptionally high score among all liberal arts colleges in the country in this category.
    • Washington Monthly’s 2020 Liberal Arts Colleges Ranking released earlier this month placed IC at #56 in its rankings, which are based on each school’s “contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research, and promoting public service.”
    • Money’s recently named IC one of “The Best Colleges in America, Ranked by Value” for 2020. IC received strong scores for value, affordability and quality. IC was also named one of the best colleges in the Midwest in The Princeton Review’s 2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region.

    International Student Scholarships range from $20,000 – $23,000 per year and are renewable until you graduate. Illinois College will also offer two renewable #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarships international students.


    Location1101, West College Avenue, Jacksonville, Illinois, USA

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