Jacksonville, IL
Illinois College


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Recent Reviews

McAbraham
What is your overall opinion of this school?

To me, it is the best college and I am proud to call it my home

What is your overall opinion of this school?

To me, it is the best college and I am proud to call it my home

Carli
What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you enjoy running into the same people again and again, this is the college for you! Almost everyone knows everyone else, ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you enjoy running into the same people again and again, this is the college for you! Almost everyone knows everyone else, including professors. The professors know you personally, and want you to succeed. They have regular office hours and keep them. The campus itself is small, too; only eight minutes of walking is needed to get across campus. The health center is great, too, and, if you have a health related problem, then you should take full advantage of it! The food isn't that great, but there are kitchens in the dorms so you can avoid the food in the cafeteria.

Grace
What is your overall opinion of this school?

IC has professors that will go above and beyond to ensure students are understanding and getting the most out of their classe...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

IC has professors that will go above and beyond to ensure students are understanding and getting the most out of their classes. There are fun events on campus and an amazing library with great librarians who are always there to help. The college is great at making sure students get internship and research opportunities before graduating.

Kristan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

In my opinion, Illinois College is an average private college. The best things about the school are the small class sizes and...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In my opinion, Illinois College is an average private college. The best things about the school are the small class sizes and small overall campus size. Professors are often very helpful and accessible. Unfortunately, the housing for first year students could definitely use some upgrades, and the food is not always the best. In fact, during the fall semester of 2016 our dining facilities nearly failed health inspection.

Connor
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Illinois College is a small tightly knit school, where academics are strong. while the sports may not be very good, most stud...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Illinois College is a small tightly knit school, where academics are strong. while the sports may not be very good, most students particiapte in them and enjoy what they do. The worst thing about Illinois College is it's hard to find things to do on the weekend if you don't party.

Hannah
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Illinois College is well known for being a small liberal arts college. The campus is also well known as being small and very ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Illinois College is well known for being a small liberal arts college. The campus is also well known as being small and very safe. When you attend Illinois College, you feel Like you're at home.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself that every situaiton is what you make of it. Any college you go to is going to be a difficult transition, but it is worth it. I would remind myself that everyone makes mistakes, so don't forfeit everything you've worked for just because you hit a minor bump in the road. It's also okay to miss home, to visit home, or to cry about it. I would also encourage myself by saying, the best part of college is the people you meet and the friends you make. The friends you make in college are the ones you have for the rest of your life. You do so much growing up together in such a short time. Don't be in a hurry to grow up either, you should enjoy every minute. This truely is the best time of your life, so don't let it pass you by. Take every oppurtunity. You want to look back on your life and be satisifed with the choices you made, and be able to know that you did everything you could to chase your dream. Anything is possible if you work hard enough.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The best thing about going to Illinois College is that it's so diverse. All types of people of different races, genders, sexualities, etc. are all welcomed with open armed. Anyone can find a place at Illinois College.

Erin
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Here, we find diversity and success through the liberal arts.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Here, we find diversity and success through the liberal arts.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school, Illinois College, is best known for its liberal arts education. Here, students are required to take a variety of classes outside their major in order to experience new things and gain a well rounded education. For example, even if someone is a biology major, they still need to take a fine arts course. This can be in the field of creative writing, art, or acting. Illinois College believes that by doing this, the student will be able to learn and experience more than they could ever originally intend when declaring their major.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dear high school self, High school was fun, wasn't it? You found yourself through participating in your favortie activities with your best friends. But now, try something new. When you go to college, indulge in new activities to expand your horizons. There are more than enough opportunities to do new things and meet new people. Here, you will struggle with sports and school. Here, you will be surrounded by strangers. Here, the standards will be higher, and here, you will miss your parents. Here, you will learn time management by balancing sports and school. Here, you will talk to strangers and make new friends. Here, you will raise your standards, and here you will be making your parents proud.

Katia
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Illinois College is the definition of Liberal Arts; it encourages critical thinking, problem solving, community service, and ...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Illinois College is the definition of Liberal Arts; it encourages critical thinking, problem solving, community service, and a provides a strong sense of community.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known that tuition would go up $2,000 every year... but no one can tell the future.

Allison
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and give advice to myself as a high school senior I would say the following: 1) Being homesick is ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and give advice to myself as a high school senior I would say the following: 1) Being homesick is a real thing and it will happen, but don’t let that hold you back from getting involved on campus early. Participating in campus organizations will help you meet some amazing people. 2) When you join campus organizations, get a leadership position. It is more work, but the effort you put in will be worth it in the long run. 3) Actually do all of the soccer workouts over the summer. If you don’t, preseason will be a horrible experience. 4) Study in the library. Not only will there be fewer distractions, you will also be surrounded by people who have the same academic drive as you. 5) If you are looking for someone to date, it is better to find them at the library than at a party. 6) There are a multitude of research opportunities on campus and look to take advantage of them as soon as possible. 7) Get to know your professors. They have many connections on campus and in the surrounding community.

What's unique about your campus?

The professors make Illinois College. They truly care about every student that steps foot on campus. All of the professors there have the potential to be a mentor to anyone and they will take time out of their busy schedules to make sure every student gets the help that they ask for. Not only do the professors care about how well a student performs in the classroom, they also care about a student's well-being. They will go out of their way to assist any student who is struggling with home-sickness, social issues, and any other problems.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who likes a big school environment should not attend this school because it is a small school. Also, a person who does not enjoy participating in class should not enroll at Illinois College because some professors drop your final grade if you do not participate in class. Some professors see not participating as not doing the assigned reading. Illinois College forces its students' to broaden their horizons; if a student does is not willing to do so, they should not attend Illinois College.

Kurtiss
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Everything in one place. Short walking distance. The largest hot tub in the state!!!

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Everything in one place. Short walking distance. The largest hot tub in the state!!!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Study hard, get moer involved, be more outgoing, Find a Girlfriend!!!

What's unique about your campus?

The proximity to everything in town. Movie theaters, shopping, the arts.

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  • 958
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $31,660
  • Acceptance rate
  • 54%

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