Admission & Financial Aid
Undergraduate Class Profile
Of the 395 students representing the 2018 Freshman Class:
- 48% Women
- 52% Men
- 42.3% Hispanic or Latino
- 38.2% White
- 14.4% Black or African-American
- 1.8% Asian
- 1.8% Multiracial
- 0.0% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
- 0.0% American Indian or Alaskan Native
- 1.5% Not reported
- Religious Affiliation:
- 12.6% Lutheran (LCMS)
- 21.8% Roman Catholic
- 37.5% Other Christian Faiths
- 6.8% Other Faiths
- 21.3% Unknown
- Home States Represented in the 2018 Freshman Class):
- 23 U.S. states are represented (plus the countries of China and Liberia)
- 36% of new freshmen are from outside of Illinois
- Top states are:
- Michigan and Texas (tied)
- Missouri, Minnesota and Georgia (tied)
- Students Living in Campus Housing:
- 64% of freshmen live in residence halls on campus
- Academic Profile:
- Average ACT composite: 23
- Average SAT composite: 1080
- Average GPA (unweighted): 3.00
Financial Aid Awards for the Entering Class of 2018 (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 $20,800.
The University awarded four 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 $29,500.
The average scholarship and grant award provided by the University to new transfer students was $14,500.