Reputation and Rankings



  • A Best Liberal Arts College (U.S. News)
  • Ranked #11 in the nation for “Best Return on Investment” among liberal arts colleges and #1 in Illinois ( 
  • One of “200 Colleges that Pay You Back” (Princeton Review)
  • A Best Midwestern College (Princeton Review)
  • Considered a top college with a serious commitment to community service (Washington Monthly Magazine)
  • One of only 270 colleges and universities with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, the preeminent national honor society