Best Colleges in Chicago

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."

*citytowninfo.com *Wikipedia, "Chicago"

Best Four Year Universities in Chicago

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Based on 28 Reviews
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Based on 40 Reviews
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL
Based on 12 Reviews
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL
Based on 16 Reviews
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
Based on 44 Reviews
Lewis University
Romeoville, IL
Based on 4 Reviews
Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL
Based on 56 Reviews
Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, IL
Based on 12 Reviews
Concordia University-Chicago
River Forest, IL
Saint Xavier University
Chicago, IL
University of St Francis
Joliet, IL
Based on 8 Reviews
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN
Based on 8 Reviews
Carthage College
Kenosha, WI
Based on 4 Reviews
North Park University
Chicago, IL
Based on 8 Reviews
Aurora University
Aurora, IL
Dominican University
River Forest, IL
Based on 8 Reviews
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Based on 4 Reviews
Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL
Based on 4 Reviews
North Central College
Naperville, IL
Based on 20 Reviews
Benedictine University
Lisle, IL
DePaul University
Chicago, IL
Based on 40 Reviews
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, IL
Based on 12 Reviews
Trinity International University-Illinois
Deerfield, IL
Purdue University-Calumet Campus
Hammond, IN
Chicago State University
Chicago, IL
Indiana University-Northwest
Gary, IN
Judson University
Elgin, IL
Based on 4 Reviews
Moody Bible Institute
Chicago, IL
Based on 4 Reviews
Robert Morris University Illinois
Chicago, IL
Trinity Christian College
Palos Heights, IL
Saint Josephs College
Rensselaer, IN
Based on 8 Reviews
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Kenosha, WI
VanderCook College of Music
Chicago, IL
Based on 4 Reviews
Columbia College-Chicago
Chicago, IL
Based on 24 Reviews
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL
Based on 12 Reviews
Governors State University
University Park, IL
Based on 4 Reviews
American InterContinental University-Online
Schaumburg, IL
Based on 12 Reviews
National Louis University
Chicago, IL
Based on 4 Reviews
National Louis University
Chicago, IL
Based on 4 Reviews
Calumet College of Saint Joseph
Whiting, IN
Based on 4 Reviews
The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg
Schaumburg, IL
Kendall College
Chicago, IL
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago
Chicago, IL
Rush University
Chicago, IL
Based on 4 Reviews
Shimer College
Chicago, IL
Saint Augustine College
Chicago, IL
American Academy of Art
Chicago, IL
Hebrew Theological College
Skokie, IL
ITT Technical Institute-Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights, IL
ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park
Orland Park, IL

Best Community Colleges in Chicago

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
Elgin Community College
Elgin, IL
College of Lake County
Grayslake, IL
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College
Chicago, IL
Waubonsee Community College
Sugar Grove, IL
Moraine Valley Community College
Palos Hills, IL
College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn, IL
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College
Chicago, IL
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College
Chicago, IL
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College
Chicago, IL
Oakton Community College
Des Plaines, IL
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College
Chicago, IL
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College
Chicago, IL
Prairie State College
Chicago Heights, IL
McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL
Based on 4 Reviews
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College
Chicago, IL
Kishwaukee College
Malta, IL
Triton College
River Grove, IL
Morton College
Cicero, IL
Based on 4 Reviews
Joliet Junior College
Joliet, IL
Fox College
Bedford Park, IL
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago
Chicago, IL
South Suburban College
South Holland, IL
SOLEX College
Wheeling, IL
Coyne College
Chicago, IL
Chicago ORT Technical Institute
Skokie, IL
Ambria College of Nursing
Hoffman Estates, IL
Taylor Business Institute
Chicago, IL
MacCormac College
Chicago, IL
Worsham College of Mortuary Science
Wheeling, IL
The College of Office Technology
Chicago, IL
College of Court Reporting Inc
Hobart, IN
Gateway Technical College
Kenosha, WI