University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

601 East John Street
Champaign, IL 61820

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Main telephone 217-333-1000
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Educational system University of Illinois System
Public or private Public
Type of school University
Date founded 1867
Degrees offered Certificate or diploma, Bachelor's, Master's, First professional, Doctorate, Other advanced degrees
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Urban (in a large city)
Campus size 1783 acres
County Champaign
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Number of full time, freshmen men 4,087
Number of full time, freshmen women 3,513
Total number of full time freshmen 7,600
Number of part time, freshmen men 7
Number of part time, freshmen women 2
Total number of part time freshmen 9
Total number of freshmen men 4,094
Total number of freshmen women 3,515
Total number of freshmen 7,609
Number of full time, undergraduate men 17,633
Number of full time, undergraduate women 15,124
Total number of full time undergraduates 32,757
Number of part time, undergraduate men 752
Number of part time, undergraduate women 406
Total number of part time undergraduates 1,158
Total number of undergraduate males 18,385
Total number of undergraduate females 15,530
Total number of undergraduate students 33,915
Number of male graduate students 5,790
Number of female graduate students 5,099
Total number of graduate students 10,889
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 24,175
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 20,629
Total enrollment 44,804
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 18%
Black 6%
Hispanic 12%
White 44%
Race/ethnicity unknown Less than 1%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 12%
Number of states and territories represented 52
Percentage of students from outside the US 14%
Number of countries represented 119
Percentage of students 25 or older 2%
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Tuition year 2020-2021
In-state tuition $12,036
Out-of-state tuition $29,178
Fees $4,174
Books and supplies $1,200
Room and board (live on campus)* $11,480
* Room and board costs may vary by housing facility and number of meals in meal plan
Academic program/major Yes
Student level (e.g., freshman, sophomore) Yes
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
Tuition guarantee (you aren't affected by tuition increases; the tuition you pay your first year is the amount you pay all years) Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year.)
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Financial aid contact person Michelle Trame
Financial aid contact title Director of Student Financial Aid
Financial aid phone 217-333-0100
Financial aid office website Find more information on this website
Scholarship list website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) March 15
School year financial aid data is from 2018-2019
Average financial aid package awarded to freshmen $19,033
For freshmen, percentage of need* met by aid package 72%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to freshmen
Loan $3,707
Scholarship or grant $17,750
Average financial aid package awarded to undergraduates (including freshmen) $18,024
For all undergraduates, percentage of need* met by aid package 67%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Loan $4,360
Scholarship or grant $16,498
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.
Number of freshmen who applied for aid 5,781
Number of freshmen who received aid 3,621
Number of undergraduates who applied for aid 20,086
Number of undergraduates who received aid 14,539
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 44%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $24,655
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Institution loans (from the school) Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
United Negro College Fund Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in special achievements Yes
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Stacey Kostell
Admissions contact title Director of Admissions
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Electronic application website
For incoming students Very difficult (about 60% of all applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 22,152
Number of male applicants accepted 12,498
Number of male applicants who enrolled 4,094
Number of female applicants 17,210
Number of female applicants accepted 11,963
Number of female applicants who enrolled 3,515
Total number of applicants 39,362
Total number of applicants accepted 24,461
Total number of applicants who enrolled 7,609
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline January 2
Notification date for fall admission applicants February 15
Fall transfer application deadline March 1
Notification date for fall transfer applicants April 15
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available
Application fee $50
Submit these items:
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Written essay or personal statement Required for all students
Other application materials Audition or portfolio
Other application materials Required for some students
Required exams SAT or ACT
High school GPA Very important
Difficulty of high school courses Very important
Standardized test scores Important
High school class rank Considered
Recommendations Not considered
Application essay Important
Character/personal qualities Considered
Interview Not considered
Talent or ability Important
Extracurricular activities Important
Level of applicant's interest Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
Work experience Considered
Related to a school graduate Not considered
First generation college student Considered
Racial/ethnic group Considered
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
Early admissions (select high school students can enroll for college credit) Yes
School uses a waiting list Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
SAT evidence-based reading and writing
400 - 499 1%
500 - 599 20%
600 - 699 52%
700 - 800 26%
Average SAT evidence-based reading and writing score 650
SAT math
400 - 499 2%
500 - 599 17%
600 - 699 26%
700 - 800 55%
Average SAT math score 700
ACT score
12 - 17 1%
18 - 23 9%
24 - 29 43%
30 - 36 47%
Average ACT score 29
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class 98%
Percentage in top 25% 81%
Percentage in top 10% 48%
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 93%
Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 69%
Between four and five years 12%
Between five and six years 2%
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Bachelor's Yes
Master's Yes
First professional Yes
Doctorate Yes
Other advanced degrees Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 2,464
Student faculty ratio 20:1
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 120 semester hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Foreign language requirement Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Senior project requirement Depends on major
On-line/distance learning Yes
Summer school Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Double major Yes
Graduate courses open to undergraduates Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
3-2 degree programs (three-year bachelor's degree and two-year master's degree) are available Yes
Business Yes
Engineering Yes
Other Accounting
Domestic exchange available Yes
At these US schools or through this program Members of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities
Study abroad available Yes
Army ROTC Yes
Air Force ROTC Yes
Naval ROTC Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
Independent study Yes
International Baccalaureate Yes
Internships Yes
Computer lab available to students Yes
Computer network can be accessed from dorm rooms Yes
Computer network can be accessed from off campus Yes
Discount computer purchase plan available Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name University Library
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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Marching band Yes
Newspaper Yes
Radio station Yes
TV station Yes
National or local fraternities Yes
National or local sororities Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 1,000
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Volunteer Illini Project, October Lovers, Illini Pride Student Board, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society
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Percentage of students who live on campus 50%
Percentage of students on campus on a typical weekend 75%
School owns or operates housing Yes
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Freshman
Housing availability for first year students Guaranteed
Housing options Co-ed, men only, women only
Cooperative housing (share room and board expenses; must participate in household chores to reduce living expenses) available Yes
Housing is available for students with disabilities Yes
Dorms require a key or code to enter Yes
School owns or operates housing for Married graduate students, single graduate students
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Health clinic Yes
Legal services Yes
Low-cost health insurance Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Housing Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
Women's center Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Other career services Internship resources, externship program, mock interviews, pre-health careers advising
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Grad admissions contact person Elizabeth Spark
Grad admissions contact title Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Grad admissions contact e-mail address Email
Number of full time, male graduate students 5,790
Number of full time, female graduate students 5,099
Total number of full time graduate students 10,889
Total number of male graduate students 5,790
Total number of female graduate students 5,099
Total number of graduate students 10,889
Number of undergraduate men 18,385
Number of undergraduate women 15,530
Total number of undergraduate students 33,915
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 24,175
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 20,629
Total enrollment 44,804
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.