Ready to start preparing for the SAT? We've put together a list of the best options for SAT prep in Pekin and the top colleges in the Pekin area. Nearly every college in Illinois requires the SAT, and it's wise to find out applicants' average SAT score so you can set a score goal.

The redesigned SAT is out of 1600 points, with 800 points for math and 800 points for Reading and Writing & Language. The essay section is optional, but some colleges do require it. Be sure to check with each college to confirm application expectations.


It's important to get registered for the SAT early, and to plan your prep time accordingly. Once you set your test date, you'll be more motivated to study – and that means you'll get the most out of your study time. On average, SAT test-takers in Pekin, IL spend about five weeks preparing for the exam. That's not possible for everyone, so we've provided shorter study plans that can help you make the most out of your study time.

Check out the options below for recommended SAT prep courses closest to Pekin, IL that will help raise your score. If you can't find a local option, know there are many online options with live instruction available.

Kaplan SAT prep

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 Pekin, Illinois

School Location School Type Undergrad Population Percent Admitted
Bradley University Peoria, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 5061 72%
Methodist College of Nursing Peoria, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 198 78%
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%
Illinois State University Normal, IL 4-year, Public 18389 67%
Western Illinois University Macomb, IL 4-year, Public 10553 65%
University of Illinois at Springfield Springfield, IL 4-year, Public 3027 59%
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL 4-year, Public 31477 67%
Saint Ambrose University Davenport, IA 4-year, Private not-for-profit 2887 84%
Ashford University Clinton, IA 4-year, Private for-profit 42977 67%
Quincy University Quincy, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 1241 91%
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 3171 81%
Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL 4-year, Public 18277 54%
Aurora University Aurora, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 2391 73%
Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL 4-year, Public 10225 66%
Lewis University Romeoville, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 4079 69%
Hannibal-Lagrange College Hannibal, MO 4-year, Private not-for-profit 1022 59%
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%