Admission & Financial Aid

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Undergraduate Class Profile

Of the 350 students representing the 2019 Freshman Class:

  • Gender:
    • 49% Women
    • 51% Men
  • Ethnicity:
    • 46.9% White
    • 33.4% Hispanic or Latino
    • 12.0% Black or African American
    • 4.0% Multiracial
    • 2.0% Asian
    • 0.0% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    • 0.0% American Indian or Alaskan Native
    • 1.7% Not reported
  • Religious Affiliation:
    • 14.9% Lutheran (LCMS)
    • 25.4% Roman Catholic
    • 35.7% Other Christian Faiths
    • 8.6% Other Faiths
    • 15.4% Unknown
  • Home States Represented in the 2018 Freshman Class):
    • 26 U.S. states are represented (plus Canada)
    • 33% of new freshmen are from outside of Illinois 
    • Top states are:
      1. Illinois
      2. Indiana
      3. Florida
      4. Missouri
      5. Texas
      6. Wisconsin and Michigan (tied)
      7. Colorado
      8. Ohio, Georgia, Kentucky and Arizona (tied)
  • Students Living in Campus Housing:
    • 69% of freshmen live in residence halls on campus
  • Academic Profile:
    • Average ACT composite: 23
    • Average SAT composite: 1100
    • Average GPA (core): 3.10

Financial Aid Awards for the Entering Class of 2019 (freshmen and transfer students)

  • The average total financial aid package, including federal and state grants, work-study and low-interest loans, awarded to new freshmen was $34,800.

  • The average scholarship and grant award provided by the University to new freshmen was $21,700.

  • The University awarded five full-tuition scholarships to freshman President's Honor Scholars and one full-tuition scholarship to a transfer President's Honor Scholar.

  • The average total financial aid package, including federal and state grants, work-study and low-interest loans, awarded to new transfer students was $30,900.

  • The average scholarship and grant award provided by the University to new transfer students was $13,900.