405 reviews
  1. Springfield, IL
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Illinois at Springfield is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Address
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703
Website

University of Illinois at Springfield Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Scores Range
860-1140
ACT Scores Range
20-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Illinois at Springfield

Cost

Net Price
$9,049/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,052/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,473/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,141/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,211/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,115/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,935Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Individual...no one's the same
    67%
  • Social
    33%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
42%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.31 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • UIS is what you make it :)
    65%
  • Leadership Lived
    30%
  • Bleh
    5%

After University of Illinois at Springfield

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

University of Illinois at Springfield Reviews

405 reviews
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UIS is an amazing University. The experience you get at this university is what you make it. The school is working to advance in Greek Life, diversity and expanding to meet the needs of the students. No UIS is not perfect but it's perfect for me. This school is small, and quiet. The student life office offers plenty of events to keep students busy and they offer students leadership opportunities that will allow professional growth. The class sizes are small, so you have the opportunity to get the one on one help you need from your teachers. The advisors are friendly, and our Vice Chancellor will add you on Facebook (She likes posts too). IT'S GREAT TO BE A PRAIRIE STAR!
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I have loved my experience at UIS! I am a freshman accounting major living on campus. I love the small campus atmosphere. I can get anywhere on campus in about five minutes. You also get a personal relationship with your professors, as they all know you by name. You won't just feel like another number. All the faculty that I've interacted with have been nothing but kind and helpful. I truly feel like everyone at UIS is looking out for my best interest. The only negative I have is that the food options and hours can be limited.
The general feel of the university is that of a small liberal arts college with a state university's budget. The campus is expanding and the numbers are growing but the school as a whole is still in the building stages. The University of Illinois Springfield has the potential to become a large and vibrant university, but it is hindered by geography. Located outside of the city of Springfield, a place in which there is not much to do anyway, the school feels very isolated. This has created a suitcase school feeling as many students choose to go home during the weekends and short breaks rather than stay and participate in campus life. If you are expecting the same general feel of the University of Illinois U-C or the University of Illinois Chicago, this is not the place for you. If you want a University of Illinois degree without the cost and the bustle of the bigger schools, you could be very happy here.