Admission & Financial Aid
Undergraduate Class Profile
Of the 350 students representing the 2019 Freshman Class:
- 49% Women
- 51% Men
- 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:
- Wisconsin and Michigan (tied)
- 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.