Illinois College

Jacksonville, IL

Illinois College, founded in 1829, is a church-affiliated institution. Its 62-acre campus is located in Jacksonville, 35 miles west of Springfield.

Website: www.ic.edu/

Private
Co-ed
983
Undergraduate
Students
(51.1%) 502 Women
(48.9%) 481 Men
0
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
76% of 3,378 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
500-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
544 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$43,870
Tuition and Fees
$33,090
Room and Board
$9,280
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Freshman Award
$29,210
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,156
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
66
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 39% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Jacksonville Population
19,230
Nearest Metropolitan Area
St. Louis
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
84% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Blue Boys and Lady Blues
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5% Asian
10.5% Black/African-American
7.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.8% White
0.1% Unknown
International Students
5.7%
First-Year Students Returning
77.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
65.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2 3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1101 West College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Jacksonville, IL 62650-2299
Phone
(217) 245-3030
Fax
(217) 245-3034
E-mail
admissions@mail.ic.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
76% of 3,378 applicants were admitted
Women
80% of 1,873 applicants were admitted
Men
71% of 1,505 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
281 (11%) of 2,565 admitted students enrolled
Women
156 (10%) of 1,503 admitted students enrolled
Men
153 (14%) of 1,062 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.50
3.75 and Above
27%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
500-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
14%
Score of 500 - 600
60%
Score of 400 - 500
22%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
544 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
22%
Score of 500 - 600
46%
Score of 400 - 500
28%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
5%
Score of 24 - 29
36%
Score of 18 - 23
52%
Score of 12 - 17
7%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 15%
Top quarter: 43%
Top half: 78%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$43,870
Tuition and Fees
$33,090
Room and Board
$9,280
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
$1,500
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline October 31
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001688
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
242 (92.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
223 (93.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
223 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
59 (26.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$29,210
Need-Based Gift
Received by 223 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,876
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 175 (82.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,523
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 44 (15.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
35 (13.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,704

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
851 (91.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
795 (93.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
795 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
205 (23.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
88%
Average Award
$28,676
Need-Based Gift
Received by 795 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,775
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 658 (84.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,921
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 130 (15.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
147 (15.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,733

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
83%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,156
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Previous College Experience, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not reported
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
None
Study Abroad
Not reported
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not reported
Math/Science
Not reported

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
66
Part-Time Faculty
24
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
60%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 39% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 59% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
 
Sophomore Standing
Not reported

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not reported
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Jacksonville Population
19,230
Nearest Metropolitan Area
St. Louis
Campus Size
62 acres

Weather

Temperature
15.9 average low in January, 83.9 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
35 mile(s) from campus in Springfield
Nearest Train Station
35 mile(s) from campus in Springfield

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
84% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not reported
Personal Counseling
Not offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Blue Boys and Lady Blues
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball     x  
Cheerleading x      
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball    
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cheerleading    
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, fencing, football, racquetball, softball, swimming and diving, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
Not Reported
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
983
Women
502 (51.1%)
Men
481 (48.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
976
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5% Asian
10.5% Black/African-American
7.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.8% White
0.1% Unknown
International Students.
5.7%
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
0

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
77.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
65.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
70.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
60.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 5%
Engineering 1%
Law 2%
Theology 1%
Arts and Sciences 8%
Medicine 2%
Veterinary Medicine 1%
Education 5%
Other 1%

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