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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Illinois at Springfield is an above-average public university located in Springfield, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,799 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Illinois at Springfield acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 51% of students, Illinois at Springfield alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,800.
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703
About Illinois at Springfield...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference

University of Illinois at Springfield Rankings

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Illinois at Springfield Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1220
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$10,733/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$13,774/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
12
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
12
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    32%
  • On Campus
    35%
  • Online
    33%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,799Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,015
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
14%
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
37%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.35 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • UIS is what you make it :)
    58%
  • Leadership Lived
    33%
  • Bleh
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
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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Pros: Great campus and great teachers. All teachers have at least an MD so you won't be taught by a random graduate student who is there just for the credit. The teachers are passionate, class sizes are very small, and people are always willing to help you succeed! The internship programs are really great and opportunitive. There are also unusually no classes on Fridays so always 3-day weekends.

Cons: If you're under 21, live far from home, and have no transportation or money to get it: you probably will be extremely bored. The campus is always quiet and the parties on campus are extremely lame and crowded. Luckily there's a bar everywhere in Springfield, even one right next to campus where every Thursday people go to party which is usually always fun.
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We transitioned to online classes as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic made its way through the country. The transition was very easy and my professors were extremely flexible when it came to this new learning platform. In all honesty, I liked the online classes more than the in-person classes because it was more based around your own schedule. The only downside to transitioning online was the unavoidable difficulties that technology sometimes causes.
The University of Illinois Springfield has offered me several opportunities to be a successful student. The campus is equipped with all safety resources necessary to feel comfortable on campus at any given time. The campus is also equipped with tools and resources necessary to help me plan and be successful for the future!