Graduate READY

Since 1829, Illinois College has been a leader in innovation, academics and preparing students for success. Our programs are designed so you will Graduate READY for tomorrow by making an impact today. Access to faculty experts and mentors, small class sizes, a multi-faceted approach to academics and hands-on learning will prepare you with the skills to succeed in a changing world. 

Academic Excellence

Illinois College offers over 40 academic programs including things like biology, business, nursing, psychology, English, and criminal justice. No matter what you choose, at IC you will test drive future careers with experiences like internships, student-faculty research, travel, and more. Majors and Programs

At IC, we want you to focus on your education while we handle the details. It's why we include textbooks in the cost of tuition and why our Finish in 4 program gaurantees all first-time, first-year students will graduate in four years, or we cover the cost of your remaining classes.

Living on Campus

On any given day, IC students are meeting up for pick-up basketball games, rehearsing for their next performance, chatting over coffee downtown or enjoying a late-night study session in the HUB. 

IC students often describe our campus as "welcoming and friendly" which is a big reason that 88% of our students live on campus. We offer seven residence halls, 23 apartments and nine campus-owned houses available for eligible students. 

Campus Life

With over 80 student organizations and special weekly events planned, there's always something happening at IC. Whether it's music and theatre, intercollegiate or intramural athletics, student senate, greek life, service organizations, debate, or religious life, students who make the most of their IC experience get involved. 

Learn More 

We can't possibly list all that IC has to offer in one spot. The best way to learn about the college is to check it out through a visit to campus, whether in-person or virtual. Find out about visit opportunities at You can also learn more about IC and the admission process at

Application Information

First-year Applicants
Scholarship priority deadline: December 1
Regular application deadline: Rolling
Admission Decision: Within two weeks of application completion
Student-Reply Due Date: May 1

Transfer Applicants
Regular application deadline: Rolling
Admission Decision: Within two weeks of application completion
Student-Reply Due Date: May 1

Required Application Materials

  • Completed application for admission
  • Personal statement
  • Official high school transcript

Optional Application Materials

  • Secondary School Report
  • Test Scores

There is no application fee to apply to Illinois College

Please visit our Transfer and International admission pages for a listing of required application materials. 

Scholarships and Financial Aid

IC is consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher eduction by leading college guides. This is likely due the College meeting a higher than avaerage percentage of financial need, and the lower amounts of loan debt of our graduates. Our scholarship and grant programs are an investment in your future and a statement of our confidence in the power of an IC education. 

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    • Merit Scholarships $12,000-$24,000 renewable annually
    • Trustee Scholarship - full tuition (12/1 application deadline)
    • READY for Sucess - $2,000 annual scholarship for visiting campus and filing the FAFSA. 

More information on costs, scholarships, and financial aid can be found on our Student Financial Services site. 

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