Top Universities in Illinois


What are the most popular Universities in Illinois? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 Illinois University Ranking of 74 recognized Illinois higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate US higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of the top Illinois Universities based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves.

2021 Illinois University Ranking

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# University Town
1 University of Chicago Chicago
2 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign ...
3 Northwestern University Evanston ...
4 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago ...
5 Northern Illinois University DeKalb
6 DePaul University Chicago
7 Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago
8 Loyola University Chicago Chicago
9 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale ...
10 Illinois State University Normal
11 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville ...
12 Western Illinois University Macomb ...
13 University of Illinois at Springfield Springfield ...
14 DeVry University Chicago ...
15 Wheaton College Wheaton
16 Eastern Illinois University Charleston
17 Bradley University Peoria
18 Columbia College Chicago Chicago
19 Elmhurst University Elmhurst
20 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago
21 Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington
22 Northeastern Illinois University Chicago
23 Roosevelt University Chicago ...
24 Augustana College Rock Island
25 Knox College Galesburg ...
26 Benedictine University Lisle
27 National Louis University Chicago ...
28 Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais
29 Dominican University River Forest
30 Lewis University Romeoville
31 Midwestern University Downers Grove ...
32 North Park University Chicago
33 Governors State University University Park
34 Quincy University Quincy
35 Chicago State University Chicago
36 North Central College Naperville ...
37 Lake Forest College Lake Forest
38 Saint Xavier University Chicago
39 Millikin University Decatur
40 Moody Bible Institute Chicago
41 Aurora University Aurora ...
42 Rush University Chicago
43 University of St. Francis Joliet
44 McKendree University Lebanon
45 Trinity International University Deerfield ...
46 Greenville University Greenville
47 Concordia University Chicago River Forest
48 Judson University Elgin ...
49 Chamberlain University Addison ...
50 Adler University Chicago ...
51 Illinois College Jacksonville
52 Eureka College Eureka ...
53 National University of Health Sciences Lombard ...
54 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago
55 Trinity Christian College Palos Heights
56 MacMurray College Jacksonville
57 Principia College Elsah
58 Blackburn College Carlinville
59 Lincoln Christian University Lincoln
60 Rockford University Rockford ...
61 Monmouth College Monmouth
62 Lincoln College Lincoln
63 Lake Forest Graduate School of Management Lake Forest
64 VanderCook College of Music Chicago
65 Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences Quincy
66 Illinois College of Optometry Chicago
67 East-West University Chicago
68 Oak Point University Chicago
69 Saint Augustine College Chicago
70 Lakeview College of Nursing Danville
71 Methodist College Peoria
72 Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences Rock Island
Un Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Peoria
Un Saint Anthony College of Nursing Rockford
Legend: Un Unranked

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