Admission & Financial Aid

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Undergraduate Class Profile

Of the 327 members representing the 2017 Freshman Class:

  • Gender:
    • 59% Women
    • 41% Men
  • Ethnicity:
    • 41.3% White
    • 38.2% Hispanic or Latino
    • 12.2% Black or African-American
    • 3.4% Asian
    • 3.4% Multiracial
    • 0.6% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    • 0.0% American Indian or Alaskan Native
    • 0.9% Not reported
  • Religious Affiliation:
    • 18.7% Lutheran (LCMS)
    • 20.5% Roman Catholic
    • 35.5% Other Christian Faiths
    • 6.1% Other Faiths
    • 19.2% Unknown
  • Home States represented in the 2017 Freshman Class):
    • 23 U.S. states are represented
    • 69% of new freshmen are from Illinois 
    • Top states are:
      1. Illinois
      2. Indiana
      3. Michigan
      4. Wisconsin
      5. Florida
      6. Missouri and Texas (tied)
      7. Minnesota and California (tied)
      8. Iowa, Arkansas, Arizona and Oklahoma (tied)
  • Academic Profile:
    • Average ACT composite: 22
    • Average SAT composite: 1075
    • Average GPA (unweighted): 3.05

Financial Aid Awards for the Entering Class of 2017 (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 $32,900.

  • The average scholarship and grant award provided by the University to new freshmen was $19,500.

  • The University awarded five full-tuition scholarships to President's Honor Scholars.

  • The average total financial aid package, including federal and state grants, work-study and low-interest loans, awarded to new transfer students was $29,600.

  • The average scholarship and grant award provided by the University to new transfer students was $14,600.