For those Illinois high school Seniors who want to attend college this fall and haven't decided on a school, you better get things moving.

How to Know Which Illinois or Wisconsin College is Best for You?

It was way back in 1992 when I was a Senior in High School in southern Indiana and searching for a college with a Communications or Broadcasting program and had a dream of attending Northwestern.

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But it was a Junior College in Vincennes, Indiana that caught my eye because of the immediate hands-on opportunities with the school's student-run Television and radio stations.

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Because a college is ranked "the best" by U.S. News and World Report, it doesn't necessarily mean it will be the perfect school for you, but let's take a look at which schools in the Midwest made the Top 40 Best National University Ranking.

Best Universities and Colleges in the Midwest

We recently shared a list of Worst Colleges in the U.S. which included some schools from Illinois, Wisconsin, and other Midwestern states.

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But on the list of Best Colleges in America, there are more in our area that ranked in the Top 40.

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9th Best College in America is Northwestern where it costs over $65,000 in tuition, according to US News and World Report.

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Offering college life in a big-city setting, the University of Chicago is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

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Tuition to be a "Golden Domer" is over $60k with just under 9000 students attending the University of Notre Dame.

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In-state tuition is under $18,000 a year, but out-of-staters get hit with tuition over $57,000 at the University of Michigan.

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Ranked as the 35th best institution of higher learning, the University of Illinois in Champaign has 35,000 undergrad students, with an in-state tuition of around $17,000 and $36,000 for out-of-state students.

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Madison is home to the University of Wisconsin Badgers and the 36th-best college in the U.S.

CLICK HERE to see the complete list of Best Universities in the U.S.

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