Deciding on where to go to college for a high school senior can be a stressful time. If you are a senior and still undecided, this list may help you figure out which college fits best for you.

Wallethub has put together a list of the top colleges and universities for Illinois. Depending on where you decide to go, on average a college/university student can plan on spending between $27,000 - $55,000 per year for four years. I better start saving money now for my girls. So, what's the best of the best for Illinois?

Top 10 Colleges & Universities in Illinois

  1. Northwestern University
  2. University of Chicago
  3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  4. Illinois Institute of Technology
  5. Illinois Wesleyan University
  6. University of St. Francis
  7. North Park University
  8. Wheaton College
  9. Knox College
  10. Bradley University

So how did these make it into the top ten? 1,000 schools were compared on based ok key elements (as Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing and Career Outcomes). The result is the top 10 universities and colleges for Illinois. Interestingly enough, Northwestern, University of Chicago, and Illini rank 28th and above for net cost. This basically means your paying a lot for your high education.

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It only took me about 18-years to pay off my student loan, you can only hope that if you decide to go to one of these schools you get a lot of finalcial-air and scholoarhsips. Going to college was the best decision I ever made and put me on the path that I am on now with my career.

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