About Prairie State College

Founded in 1957, Prairie State College. is a college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 4,484 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Prairie State College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 76 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Prairie State College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered , with ,2% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Prairie State College.

11%
“We”re apathetic”
11%
“We know about current events and vote”
78%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
11%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
13%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
88%
“I feel extremely safe”
13%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
63%
“We bought the gear”
25%
“We live for the big game”
11%
“It”s not really our thing”
22%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
78%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
22%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
56%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
11%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
22%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
44%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
56%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
11%
“We”re apathetic”
11%
“We know about current events and vote”
78%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
11%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
13%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
88%
“I feel extremely safe”
13%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
63%
“We bought the gear”
25%
“We live for the big game”
11%
“It”s not really our thing”
22%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
78%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
22%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
56%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
11%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
22%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
44%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
56%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    5 Students rated on-campus housing 1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    2 Students rated off-campus housing 4.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    11 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    11 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    11 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    11 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    11 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    11 Students rated academics 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

Prairie State College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Prairie State College?

12 Students rated Prairie State College

Bryonna - 10/14/2019

I feel that Prairie State is a very good school to get your pre-requisites out of the way. There are a few ways to get involved and to get more out of your experience. For me I am in the Black Student Union here, as well as Phi Theta Kappa. Just stay focused and remember that challenges can be overcome you just have to believe in yourself and your abilities.

D'Asia - 08/01/2019

Prairie State College is a great way to transition into college from high school. There are many opportunities to grow and connect to others in the school, in the community, or even career opportunities. I would recommend Prairie State College to all students.

Gabriela - 06/04/2019

Prairie state college is well known for its academic programs. They offer a great Nursing program as well as many others. There are many opportunities to get involved in activities such as sports and clubs. The “Latino” club offers many opportunities for students and the counseling department is amazing.

Jordan - 02/02/2019

It's a pretty decent school. Everybody has a certain group they hang out with but overall its a good school. You can learn a lot from the teachers from in or out of the classroom and students that are in the classes are always open for discussion. The food is good and the chefs of the kitchen are always uplifting to have a conversation with!

Prairie State College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Prairie State College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Prairie State College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

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

    There are so many things I wish I could tell myself. Specifically, I would convince myself to abandon Chemical Engineering because my heart isnt really in it. Music is what I want to do and I should focus on what makes myself happy. Also, I would tell myself to take that year more seriously because I will regret not working to my potential when it can still make a big difference. Go out and get that job and enjoy the social life instead of staying couped up in the house. I am powerful beyond measure and I should act like it. It'll pay off. I promise

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  3. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Anybody can attend this school and would fit right in perfectly.

    Read all  5 answers
  4. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The cafeteria food, needs improvement.

    Read all  5 answers
  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Prairie State University is a perfect starting point for a college career: attentive to the student and always helpful in providing academic guidance at every opportunity.

    Read all  4 answers
  6. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates vary greatly from class to class but due to the demographic of community colleges it ranges throughout all ages 17 and up and very diverse both culturally and racially.

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

    I wish I knew to work with the financial aid department and how to better schedule my classes.

    Read all  3 answers
  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    it's too small, last year I was at a big university and I plan on going back there because this one is too small and they let anybody is that wants in. They have no selection process and its to easy.

    Read all  3 answers
  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    It's very affordable and the workload is usually very manageable

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

    I like that my school is mainly one big building. All of my classes are close togather. and I like that I don't have to be walking outside in the rain or snow to get from one class to another. It makes college not seem so overwhelming.

    Read all  2 answers
  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Prairie State College is a richly diverse community college dedicated to student-centered instruction that fosters success in adult, transfer, and workforce students.

    Read all  1 answers
  12. What's unique about your campus?

    The people are so nice to me there. I am a returning adult and was very intimidated to be among young students. Everyone has been very helpful and courteous.

    Read all  1 answers
  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    There are plenty of resources available to students, so as long as a student is self motivated, and have a good attitude they would be an excellent fit at Prairie State Community College. The Professors, and advisors are always willing to lend their time to students who show interest, which creates a wonderful learning environment.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

59%

female

41%

male

4,484

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

6%

Out-Of-State

93%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
54%
% Hispanic/Latino
18%
% White or Caucasian
20%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

80% of students attending Prairie State College receive some sort of financial aid. 63% were awarded federal grants. While 21% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$10,188

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$2,000

Books and Supplies

$7,516

Room and Board

19,704

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$6,510
$30 - $48K
$7,995
$48 - $75K
$10,364
$75 - $110K
$12,297
$110K & UP
$8,369

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