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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  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 32,757 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Illinois acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Research and Experimental Psychology, Economics, and Accounting. Graduating 84% of students, Illinois alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $47,100.
601 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference

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.

UIUC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
Application Deadline
January 5
SAT Range
1200-1460
ACT Range
26-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,829/ 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
$14,328/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
62%

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.299 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.298 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    34%
  • On Campus
    65%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
32,757Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,158
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 182 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    30%
  • 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
66%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.384 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.426 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 196 responses
Report
  • Competitive
    25%
  • Engineering
    23%
  • Opportunities
    15%
  • 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
84%
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 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a great institution for higher education. While it is true that UIUC is known for its Engineering and Business programs, exceptional professors and other resources are available across the board. Alongside stellar education, campus life at this university is awesome. There are so many fun things to do around campus, including bowling, shopping, and simply going out for a meal with friends. University recreation is also stellar, including workout equipment, pools, and rock-climbing. Overall, UIUC is a great school! Go Illini!
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As the University is a large institution, it offers students so, so, SO many diverse opportunities! For example, I wanted to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country, and the university offered multiple study abroad programs! I also wanted to get experience presenting research at conferences as an undergraduate, and I was able to present at a different on-campus conference each year--starting just my first semester of freshman year! Need a grant to do research as an under classman or upper classman?? Fear not! The university has research grants that students can apply for and use on campus or anywhere in the world. PS. The university's pervasive drinking culture may very likely annoy you, like it annoyed me, if you are not into drinking.
I had a great experience at this university. It was my number one choice and I have not once regretted my decision. I majored in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Development. My professors were incredible and so helpful. My advisor was an amazing resource. I participated in a part-time job, research, volunteering, study abroad, internships, practicums, various student organizations, and more. This school has so much to offer and I wish they had a graduate program of interest to me so I could attend again!