College Rankings - Local Atmosphere in Illinois

Making the grade: A high Local Atmosphere grade indicates that the area surrounding campus is safe and scenic. Other factors include nearby attractions, proximity to other schools, and the town's attitude toward students. How exactly does CP calculate these grades?

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Grade Are You Interested? School Name Size
A+
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, IL
10,310
A+
DePaul University
Chicago, IL
16,498
A+
Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL
3,795
A+
Art Inst. of Chicago
Chicago, IL
2,629
A
Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, IL
1,514
A
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL
9,723
A-
Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, IL
3,052
A-
North Central College
Naperville, IL
2,879
A-
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
16,678
B+
Dominican University
River Forest, IL
1,995
B+
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL
2,801
B+
Illinois State University
Normal, IL
18,257
B+
North Park University
Chicago, IL
2,203
B+
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, IL
9,140
B+
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
9,376
B+
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
5,436
B+
Wheaton College - Illinois
Wheaton, IL
2,508
B
Chicago State University
Chicago, IL
4,618
B
Illinois College
Jacksonville, IL
970
B
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL
2,020
B
McKendree University
Lebanon, IL
2,240
B
Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, IL
3,196
B
Saint Xavier University
Chicago, IL
2,843
B
Southern Illinois Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL
11,341
B
Illinois
Champaign, IL
32,281