Admission & Financial Aid

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Undergraduate Class Profile

Of the 299 members representing the 2015 Freshman Class:

  • Gender:
    • 55% Women
    • 45% Men
  • Ethnicity:
    • 56.2% White
    • 27.8% Hispanic or Latino
    • 9.0% Black or African-American
    • 3.0% Multiracial
    • 1.7% Asian
    • 0.7% American Indian or Alaskan Native
    • 0.3% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    • 1.3% Not reported
  • Religious Affiliation:
    • 25% Lutheran (LCMS)
    • 22% Roman Catholic
    • 35% Other Christian Faiths
    • 3% Other Faiths
    • 15% Unknown
  • Home State:
    • 23 U.S. states are represented
    • 64% of new freshmen are from Illinois 
    • Top 10 List (Home States represented in the 2015 Freshman Class)
      1. Illinois
      2. Indiana
      3. Michigan
      4. Missouri
      5. Wisconsin
      6. Florida
      7. Minnesota
      8. California and Ohio (tied)
      9. Texas
      10. Hawaii, Utah, Virginia and Maryland (tied)
  • Academic Profile:
    • Average ACT composite: 23
    • Average SAT composite: 1041
    • Average GPA (unweighted): 2.98

Financial Aid Awards for the Entering Class of 2015 (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 $29,500.

  • The average scholarship and grant award provided by the University to new freshmen was $16,400.

  • The University awarded three 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 $26,200.

  • The average scholarship and grant award provided by the University to new transfer students was $12,300.