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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
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  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
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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
65%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
886-1146
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$11,444/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,674/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,874/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,259/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,615/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,243/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
87%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,913Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
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  • Individual...no one's the same
    57%
  • Social
    43%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
39%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.33 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • UIS is what you make it :)
    64%
  • Leadership Lived
    32%
  • Bleh
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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University of Illinois at Springfield Reviews

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Coming from a small town, this smaller college is perfect for me! It isn't too big, nor too small. The community here is so wonderful and accepting! The teachers do their best to make sure everyone understands the material and helps whenever it is needed. Overall, this school is a perfect smaller university!
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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!
My counselor has been very helpful, the transfer coordinator has been very supportive and I have loved working with him. The campus is perfect for those who want a high quality small campus. The only issue I have had was they package dependent students' financial aid as living on campus automatically, which I found very annoying because it prolongs you getting a correct award letter because you have to correct them and they have to redo it. I feel like it would be more efficient to just pull the living situation of the student from their FAFSA instead of a blanket policy.