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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
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
Illinois is a highly rated public university located in Champaign, Illinois. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 32,613 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Illinois acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Research and Experimental Psychology, Economics, and Accounting. Graduating 85% of students, Illinois alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $47,100.
About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
601 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820
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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
62%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
1340-1500
ACT Range
26-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$16,638/ 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
$13,595/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
64%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
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.293 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.292 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
32,613Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,342
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 179 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    29%
  • Such a variety! Everyone's very open.
    25%
  • Ambitious
    17%
  • Interesting
    11%
  • Fratty
    8%
  • Outgoing
    5%
  • Basic
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.378 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.420 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 190 responses
Report
  • Competitive
    26%
  • Engineering
    24%
  • Opportunities
    14%
  • Lots of options
    14%
  • Large
    7%
  • Extraordinary
    6%
  • Excellence
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
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

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The campus is beautiful, and there are many resources and opportunities to explore and socialize. The housing is conveniently located and comfortable. The food is much better than I anticipated, and there are many dining halls around campus, so there always opportunities to grab a bite. The academics are challenging, but very relevant and engaging. Overall, my experience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign so far has been rewarding and eye-opening!
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Student life on campus is amazing as the University provides accommodations for everything to make sure that the transition from your lifelong home to college is as seamless as possible. This includes two gym facilities, turf athletic fields, an arcade, bowling alley, two pools, sauna, multiple libraries, free food offerings daily, free professional attire, 1800+ student organizations and much more. In addition to this, the University does everything in its power to ensure that every student is both prepared for the career world after college with some of the best public education in the United States in addition to giving all students ample opportunities to meet with potential future employers.
There is a beautiful Quad surrounded by red-brick buildings where you can have picnics, go hammocking, and play frisbee. Not far from it, there is the Japan House which has a garden with cherry blossoms blooming in early April. Beautiful environment with a high-quality education-what more can I ask for? highly-recommended school!