Best colleges in Chicago

Blown Away By the Windy City

From Chi-Town to "My Town"

The current tally is over 75 for colleges and universities in Chicago, Illinois. Popular areas of study include criminal justice, business administration, business management, applied sciences and engineering. Chicago has been recognized as having the most balanced economy, the 2nd largest central business district, and the 3rd largest labor pool in the nation. Just five short years ago, in 2009, Chicago ranked the WORLD'S 9th richest city. But Chicago isn't just wealthy in a monetary sense, the culture is worth bragging about, too.

As the third most populous city in the United States, you'll find plenty of places to see and things to do. Points of interest include the Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry, and Millennium Park. Named the country's "Best Sports City," you can cheer on the Chicago Cubs or the Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field. You might also enjoy the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Bears, or the Chicago Blackhawks who have won the Stanley Cup twice in the last four years. and don't forget to snag a slice of their famous deep-dish pizza or a Chicago style hot dog on a poppy seed bun. With an abundance of both business and social opportunities at your fingertips, Chicago will surely keep you "in the loop."

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Best Four Year Universities in Chicago

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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University of Chicago offers 207 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 5,817 students graduated with students earning 3,308 Master's degrees, 1,527 Bachelor's degrees, 659 Doctoral degrees, and 323 Certificates.

Illinois Institute of Technology offers 162 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 2,067 students graduated with students earning 1,155 Master's degrees, 606 Bachelor's degrees, and 306 Doctoral degrees.

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Loyola University Chicago offers 318 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 5,083 students graduated with students earning 2,870 Bachelor's degrees, 1,289 Master's degrees, 506 Doctoral degrees, 332 Certificates, and 86 Associate's degrees.

University of Illinois Chicago offers 281 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 7,757 students graduated with students earning 4,479 Bachelor's degrees, 2,132 Master's degrees, 1,124 Doctoral degrees, and 22 Certificates.

DePaul University
Chicago, IL

DePaul University offers 311 degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 6,109 students graduated with students earning 3,311 Bachelor's degrees, 2,468 Master's degrees, 317 Doctoral degrees, and 13 Certificates.

Northern Illinois University offers 148 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2020, 4,599 students graduated with students earning 3,177 Bachelor's degrees, 1,179 Master's degrees, 225 Doctoral degrees, and 18 Certificates.

Columbia College Chicago offers 75 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 1,494 students graduated with students earning 1,379 Bachelor's degrees, and 115 Master's degrees.

List of all colleges in Chicago

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Chicago Logo University of Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
12 : 1 17,834
Illinois Institute of Technology Logo Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
5/5
16 : 1 6,325
Loyola University Chicago Logo Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
21 : 1 16,893
University of Illinois Chicago Logo University of Illinois Chicago Chicago, IL
4/5
20 : 1 33,518
DePaul University Logo DePaul University Chicago, IL
5/5
25 : 1 21,922