Niche: The Top 7 Liberal Arts Colleges in Illinois

Seven Illinois colleges have been ranked as the state's best liberal arts schools for 2016, four of which are among the nation's Top 100.

To come up with the rankings, Niche assessed more than 1,000 public and private four-year institutions using the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education, and issued grades for 10 indicators, including academics, faculty, value, student life, diversity and campus quality, among other things.

Here are the three of the state's best liberal arts colleges in Illinois. You can see the rest at Reboot Illinois.

7. Lake Forest College | Lake Forest
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  • Academics: B
  • Value: B+
  • Professors: C+
  • Diversity: A
  • Student Life: C+
  • Campus Quality: C+
6. Augustana College | Rock Island
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  • Academics: B
  • Value: B
  • Professors: B-
  • Diversity: B-
  • Student Life: B
  • Campus Quality: B-
5. Illinois College | Jacksonville
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  • Academics: B
  • Value: B
  • Professors: B-
  • Diversity: B-
  • Student Life: B
  • Campus Quality: B-

You can view the four best liberal arts colleges at Reboot Illinois.