At a Glance

Overview
  • Founded
  • 1895
  • Tuition & Fees (In-State)
  • $14,053
  • Selectivity
  • Selective
  • Academic Calendar
  • Semester
  • Public/Private
  • Public
  • Religious Affiliation
  • N/A
Location and setting

Suburban

Dekalb, IL

Deadlines

N/A

Regular App Deadline

N/A

Early App Deadline

August 1

Financial Aid Deadline

Admissions

Application Information
  • Acceptance rate
  • 52%
  • % Admitted who enroll
  • 12%
  • Application Fee
  • $40
Incoming freshman Class Rankings

70%

Top half of HS class

33%

Top quarter of HS class

11%

Top tenth of HS class
Incoming Freshman SAT Scores
  • Verbal
  • 440-550
  • Math
  • 460-570
  • Writing
  • N/A
Incoming Freshman ACT Scores
  • Composite
  • 19-25
  • English
  • 19-25
  • Math
  • 17-25
  • Writing
  • N/A
Admissions

Selective

  • ACCEPTED
  • 51%
  • PERCENT ADMITTED WHO ENROLL
  • 12%
  • ENROLLMENT
  • 14,079

Costs & Aid

Cost: In-State

$14,053

Tuition and fees (in state)

$1,400

books and supplies

$10,776

room and board

$26,229

Total on campus
Cost: Out-of-State

$23,670

Tuition and fees (out of state)

$1,400

books and supplies

$10,776

room and board

$35,846

Total on campus
Actual Cost By Income Level (w/Financial Aid)
  • Family Income
  • Cost
  • $0-$30K
  • $17,643
  • $30-$48K
  • $17,828
  • $48-$75K
  • $19,488
  • $75-$110K
  • $22,151
  • $110 & UP
  • $24,362
Financial aid

96%

Receiving Financial Aid

48%

Receiving Federal Grants

70%

Receiving Federal Loans
FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE: August 1

Student Life

Student Body

14,079

Total undergrad enrollment

4,936

Total grad students

5%

Out-of-state

95%

In-state

0%

International
Students

  • 49%

    FEMALE

  • 51

    MALE
Organizations

200

Student Organizations

15

Fraternities

8

Sororities
Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

26%

% of Students living on campus
Student Diversity
  • % American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0%
  • % Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 5%
  • % Black or African-American
  • 16%
  • % Hispanic/Latino
  • 17%
  • % White or Caucasian
  • 56%

Academics

Faculty & Classes

14:1

Student:Faculty Ratio

824

Total Faculty (Full-time)

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