College Rankings - Friendliest Townies/Locals in Illinois

Sometimes, "townies," or residents who live in a college town, get a bad rap. But these colleges and universities have affable townsfolk who embrace students for their youth, willingness to learn, and—more importantly—their business.

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1
Wheaton College - Illinois
Wheaton, IL
9.50 / 10
2
Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, IL
9.28 / 10
3
Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, IL
9.18 / 10
4
Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, IL
9.15 / 10
5
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, IL
9.12 / 10
6
DePaul University
Chicago, IL
9.07 / 10
7
Dominican University
River Forest, IL
9.05 / 10
8
Monmouth College
Monmouth, IL
9.02 / 10
9
Illinois College
Jacksonville, IL
9.02 / 10
10
North Central College
Naperville, IL
8.95 / 10
11
Illinois State University
Normal, IL
8.92 / 10
12
Lewis University
Romeoville, IL
8.90 / 10
13
Quincy University
Quincy, IL
8.90 / 10
14
Art Inst. of Chicago
Chicago, IL
8.90 / 10
15
Trinity Christian College
Palos Heights, IL
8.89 / 10
16
Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL
8.89 / 10
17
Moody Bible Institute
Chicago, IL
8.87 / 10
18
Saint Xavier University
Chicago, IL
8.82 / 10
19
Rockford University
Rockford, IL
8.80 / 10
20
Greenville College
Greenville, IL
8.79 / 10
21
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL
8.79 / 10
22
Aurora University
Aurora, IL
8.77 / 10
23
Benedictine University
Lisle, IL
8.77 / 10
24
National Louis University
Chicago, IL
8.75 / 10
25
S Illinois Carbondale
Carbondale, IL
8.74 / 10