Bloomington is a great place to study for the SAT – find a library, a cafe, or a bookstore and get started on your dream of getting into the college of your choice. We've assembled data on the top colleges in the Bloomington area and the best options for SAT prep in Bloomington.

While many schools like Illinois State University require the redesigned SAT essay section, you should always check with the schools to which you're applying to see what is expected.


Most people studying for the SAT spend at least five weeks actively preparing. Once you've decided on a test date, you'll be more motivated to study. Whether you choose to use a book, apps, or local or online SAT prep courses like the ones we've recommended below, you'll want to structure your study time early. Note that if there's not a convenient class option in Bloomington, you'll likely find a live course online that can help to raise your score.

Kaplan SAT prep

SAT Prep Courses in Bloomington

Naperville, IL - Begins Apr 22, 2018

SAT Prep - In Person PLUS
Meets on Sat, Sun - Ends May 20, 2018

North Central College
30 North Brainard Street
Naperville, IL 60540

SAT Prep - Live Online

Begins Mar 28, 2018

SAT Prep - Live Online PLUS
Meets on Mon, Wed - Ends Apr 23, 2018

Begins Mar 28, 2018

SAT Prep - Live Online PLUS
Meets on Mon, Wed - Ends Apr 23, 2018

Begins Mar 31, 2018

SAT Prep - Live Online PLUS
Meets on Sat - Ends May 19, 2018

Begins Apr 5, 2018

SAT Prep - Live Online PLUS
Meets on Tue, Thu - Ends May 1, 2018

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2018 SAT Administration Dates (Anticipated)

March 10, 2018

May 5, 2018

June 2, 2018

Colleges near Bloomington, Illinois

School Location School Type Undergrad Population Percent Admitted
Illinois State University Normal, IL 4-year, Public 18389 67%
Southern Illinois University Carbondale , IL 4-year, Public 15551 59%
Lincoln College Lincoln, IL 4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-pro 1304 68%
Lincoln Christian University Lincoln, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 643 63%
Methodist College of Nursing Peoria, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 198 78%
Bradley University Peoria, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 5061 72%
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL 4-year, Public 31477 67%
University of Illinois at Springfield Springfield, IL 4-year, Public 3027 59%
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 3171 81%
Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL 4-year, Public 10225 66%
Western Illinois University Macomb, IL 4-year, Public 10553 65%
Lewis University Romeoville, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 4079 69%
Aurora University Aurora, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 2391 73%
North Central College Naperville, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 2522 68%
Benedictine University Lisle, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 3355 77%
Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL 4-year, Public 18277 54%
Trinity Christian College Palos Heights, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 1450 84%
Saint Josephs College Rensselaer, IN 4-year, Private not-for-profit 1010 61%
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Saint Mary-Of-The-Woods, IN 4-year, Private not-for-profit 1465 69%
Wheaton College Wheaton, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 2399 66%