Most Applicants Per Year in Illinois

Applying to college means competing with other students for a spot in a class. Competition at these schools is high because these colleges and universities receive the most applications per year.

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1
Illinois
Champaign, IL
31,454
2
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
30,926
3
Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL
23,720
4
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
21,762
5
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL
19,657
6
DePaul University
Chicago, IL
18,160
7
S Illinois Carbondale
Carbondale, IL
14,535
8
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
14,380
9
Illinois State University
Normal, IL
12,406
10
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL
10,326
11
Saint Xavier University
Chicago, IL
10,247
12
Southern Illinois Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL
7,660
13
Bradley University
Peoria, IL
7,562
14
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL
6,710
15
Lewis University
Romeoville, IL
5,568
16
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, IL
5,400
17
North Central College
Naperville, IL
5,000
18
North Park University
Chicago, IL
4,633
19
Augustana College - Illinois
Rock Island, IL
4,230
20
Millikin University
Decatur, IL
3,998
21
Chicago State University
Chicago, IL
3,939
22
Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, IL
3,524
23
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL
3,479
24
Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL
3,424
25
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL
3,297