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Illinois Colleges With Students Who Have the Highest Average ACT Scores

03/02/2015 04:25 pm ET | Updated May 02, 2015

College admissions officers often tell high school students to work on a quality, well-rounded college application. Such an application might include records of good grades, a carefully constructed essay, letters of recommendation, lists of impressive extra-curricular activities and the highest standardized test score possible.

While a student's ACT or SAT scores might be only one part of a college application, they can be a useful numerical marking of the kinds of students applying to and being admitted to particular schools.

The ACT test is designed to measure students' aptitudes in the academic areas of reading, English, math, science and writing. The highest possible composite score is 36.

Here are the average ACT scores of 10 Illinois colleges:

25. Trinity Christian College
Average ACT: 22

24. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Average ACT: 22

23. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Average ACT: 22

22. Millikin University
Average ACT: 23

21. Lewis University
Average ACT: 23

20. University of Illinois at Chicago
Average ACT: 23

19. Elmhurst College
Average ACT: 23

18. School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Average ACT: 23

17. University of Illinois at Springfield
Average ACT: 23

16. University of St. Francis
Average ACT: 23

Check out Reboot Illinois to see which 15 Illinois schools have student bodies with the highest average ACT scores, including one school whose students have a nearly perfect score on average.

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