Admission & Financial Aid
Undergraduate Class Profile
Of the 327 members representing the 2017 Freshman Class:
- 59% Women
- 41% Men
- 41.3% White
- 38.2% Hispanic or Latino
- 12.2% Black or African-American
- 3.4% Asian
- 3.4% Multiracial
- 0.6% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
- 0.0% American Indian or Alaskan Native
- 0.9% Not reported
- Religious Affiliation:
- 18.7% Lutheran (LCMS)
- 20.5% Roman Catholic
- 35.5% Other Christian Faiths
- 6.1% Other Faiths
- 19.2% Unknown
- Home States represented in the 2017 Freshman Class):
- 23 U.S. states are represented
- 69% of new freshmen are from Illinois
- Top states are:
- Missouri and Texas (tied)
- Minnesota and California (tied)
- Iowa, Arkansas, Arizona and Oklahoma (tied)
- Academic Profile:
- Average ACT composite: 22
- Average SAT composite: 1075
- Average GPA (unweighted): 3.05
Financial Aid Awards for the Entering Class of 2017 (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 $32,900.
The average scholarship and grant award provided by the University to new freshmen was $19,500.
The University awarded five 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 $29,600.
The average scholarship and grant award provided by the University to new transfer students was $14,600.