Admission & Financial Aid

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Undergraduate Class Profile

Of the 395 students representing the 2018 Freshman Class:

  • Gender:
    • 48% Women
    • 52% Men
  • Ethnicity:
    • 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:
      1. Illinois
      2. Indiana
      3. Florida
      4. Michigan and Texas (tied)
      5. Wisconsin
      6. California
      7. Arizona
      8. 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.