A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
601 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 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
59%
SAT Scores Range
1290-1480
ACT Scores Range
26-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Cost

Net Price
$16,249/ 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
    $7,801/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,231/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,934/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,625/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,070/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.262 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.266 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.265 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
31,742Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 152 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    29%
  • Such a variety! Everyone's very open.
    23%
  • Ambitious
    18%
  • Interesting
    13%
  • Fratty
    8%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Basic
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.351 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.393 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 163 responses
Report
  • Competitive
    29%
  • Engineering
    24%
  • Lots of options
    14%
  • Opportunities
    13%
  • Large
    7%
  • Extraordinary
    6%
  • Excellence
    6%

After University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.182 responses
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Reviews

4,052 reviews
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I love this university! It is one of the best universities in the world! This prestigious university will give you so many opportunities. You will meet so many people from so many backgrounds, learn so much in classes, and be inspired every day. Dorms and dining hall food is okay. Safety is okay. There are buses that take you everywhere so don't be afraid of people saying it is a huge campus and that you have to walk a lot! This school is perfect and you will not regret choosing it! ILL-INI !
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My academic experience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been amazing. Before college, I was already an avid bookworm and academic, but I've truly been able to thrive at UIUC. All of my professors that I've had so far have been amazing. They bring so much passion to class and truly care about us succeeding and understanding the material. They are experts in their subjects, but they are always open to hearing our ideas and opinions, and enjoy discussing with us. I've also been able to have eye-opening discussions with my peers, and have been able to learn about people and their experiences from all over the country - and even some from other parts of the world! I've had a wide array of opportunities to get involved at my school. I'm a breaking news editor for the college paper, I worked with a peer of mine to write grant applications for a non profit, and I helped edit pieces for a student literary journal. I've loved my freshman year and I cannot wait to see what I can accomplish within the next three years. Choosing to go to UIUC has been one of the best decision I've ever made.
U of I is honestly a hidden gem. It's an incredible school with the most amazing people in the entire world. I've never written one of these little review things before which should tell you that I wouldn't BS this. On campus, if you choose to join greek life it can be a huge part of making such a big campus feel smaller... but there are also 800000 other ways to go if greek life isn't for you... but I think you should definitely consider it! I didn't expect myself to join a house, but am so happy I did. Everyone loves to go out, but my favorite thing is that everyone puts their grades first. Work hard, play hard is VERY accurate. ILL. Seriously the best decision of my entire life was going here.