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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign (UIUC)

601 E John Street, Champaign, IL

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The University of Illinois at Urbana is the largest and oldest campus in the University of Illinois system and is a public research facility.

History

The University of Illinois at Urbana was established in 1867, after a bidding war between several Illinois cities. It was originally called the Illinois Industrial University and was founded under the 1862 Morrill Act. Students were first welcomed to the school on March 2, 1868. At that time there were only two faculty members. In 1885, the name of the school was changed to the University of Illinois. In 1982, the name was once again changed. It is now known as The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne.

Academics

The University of Illinois at Urbana has over 100 graduate and professional programs and more than 150 undergraduate programs. Their academic programs are ranked as some of the best in the world. The University is one of the United States' premier public universities.

Major academics include:

  • College of Applied Health Sciences
  • College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Fine and Applied Arts
  • Graduate College
  • Division of General Sciences
  • College of Law
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • School of Labor and Employment Relations
  • College of Media
  • Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences
  • College of Medicine at Urbana-Champagne
  • School of Social Work
  • College of Veterinary Medicine

Other academic units include:

  • UIC College of Nursing Regional Program at Urbana
  • UI Online
  • Continuing Education
  • International Programs and Studies

It is also listed as one of the Top 25 American Research Universities by The Center for Measuring University Performance

Student Life

All first year undergraduates who do not commute must live in University housing and are required to purchase a meal plan. Graduate housing includes two graduate dormitories and two university owned apartment complexes. Students who are disabled are provided with accommodations to meet their needs.

The University of Illinois at Urbana has a large Greek community that includes thirty-six sororities and sixty-nine fraternities. The Greek system is self-governed by the Inter-Fraternity Council and Pan-Hellenic Council.

The University has modern recreational facilities. The campus has over a thousand clubs and organizations, including athletic, cultural and philanthropic.

Athletics

The University of Illinois at Urbana participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division one. The University's athletic teams are known as the Fighting Illini. There are eleven women's and ten men's varsity sports. The University is a member of the Big Ten Conference.

Community

Be sure to stop by the Alma Mater bronze statue that is located on campus. It is a tranquil area where the flower bed stretches from the statue to the corner of Green and Wright Streets. This area is known as Alma Mater Plaza.

The botanical garden and 2,000 square foot conservatory, known as the University of Illinois Conservatory and Plant Collection, is located in the Plant Sciences Laboratory Greenhouses on campus. If you have an interest in plants or horticulture, this is a must-see, as is the University of Illinois Arboretum. It includes 160 acres on the south campus and includes a Welcome Garden, Japanese House and Hartley Garden, among others.

There are many other things to see and do in the area that are reasonably priced. Take in the seasonal festivals, go to an art fair, join the weaver's guild, take a dance class, join a bridge club or take a pottery or martial arts class.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting accepted to University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Recommended
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading540 - 660
SAT ® Math690 - 780
SAT ® Writing590 - 680
SAT ® Total Score1820 - 2120

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English26 - 32
ACT ® Math26 - 33
ACT ® Composite Score26 - 31

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into UIUC

The table below lists the chances for admission at UIUC.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants28,751
Granted Admissions19,434 (68%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled7,252 (37%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign is around 44,000 students, with undergraduate students making up about 72% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $13,000-$15,000
    • Out-of-State: $28,000-$33,880
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $1,900-$2,300 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $4,300-$5,200 per credit unit
  • The average estimated cost for on campus dorms & meals is listed to be around $12,000
  • Some programs may have a frozen tuition rate, which means the tuition will stay the same for up to five years.
  • May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date

UIUC contains several professional schools that manage the various programs, curriculums, research facilities, and more. Listed below are the professional schools along with their estimated annual tuition:

  • Veterinary School (Tuition: $25,000/yr)
  • Law School (Tuition: $37,000/yr)

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid68%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships46%$11,274
Receiving Student Loans44%$6,319

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 1%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign may provide services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

With a very high graduation rate of around 82%, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years66%
Graduating in 5 Years14%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Law Program (more info)
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Counseling Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
  • Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
  • Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) Program (more info)
  • Art and Design Program
  • Dance Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Big Ten Conference)
  • Basketball (Big Ten Conference)
  • Track and Field (Big Ten Conference)
  • Football (Big Ten Conference)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Psychology

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

  • Communication, General (B, D, M)
  • Advertising (B, M)
  • Journalism (B, M)
  • Media Studies (B)
  • Broadcast Journalism (B)
  • Health Communication

Social Sciences

Library Science

  • Library Science, Librarianship (C, D, M)

English Language and Literature

Engineering

Legal Professions and Studies

  • Law (D)
  • Advanced Legal Research (D, M)
  • Legal Professions and Studies
  • Comparative Law

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Agriculture Operations

  • Agricultural Economics (B, D, M)
  • Animal Science (B, D, M)
  • Food Science (B, D, M)
  • Agronomy and Crop Science (B, D, M)
  • Agricultural Communication (B)
  • Horticultural Science (B)
  • Agricultural Business and Management (M)
  • Ornamental Horticulture

Architecture

Education

  • Elementary Education (B, D, M)
  • Technical Teacher Education (C, D, M)
  • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education (D, M)
  • Educational Leadership and Administration (C, D, M)
  • Curriculum and Instruction (C, D, M)
  • Music Teacher Education (B, D, M)
  • Special Education (B, C, D, M)
  • Teaching English As Second Language Instructor (M)
  • Art Teacher Education (B, D, M)
  • Early Childhood Education (B, M)
  • Secondary Education (D, M)
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education (B)
  • French Language Teacher Education (B)
  • Chemistry Teacher Education (M)
  • Biology Teacher Education (M)
  • German Language Teacher Education (B)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education (M)
  • Agricultural Teacher Education (M)
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Physical Education
  • Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • English and Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Education

Physical Sciences

Public Administration and Social Services

Mathematics and Statistics

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Area Studies (B)
  • East Asian Studies (B, D)
  • Russian Studies (B, M)
  • Latin American Studies (B, M)
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority and Gender Studies (B)
  • Asian Civilization Studies (M)
  • African Studies (M)
  • African-American Studies (B)
  • European Civilization Studies
  • Chicano Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B, D, M)
  • French Language and Literature (B, D, M)
  • Linguistics (B, D, M)
  • Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (B, D, M)
  • Comparative Literature (B, D, M)
  • German Language and Literature (B, D, M)
  • Russian Language and Literature (B)
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (M)
  • Italian Language and Literature (D, M)
  • Portuguese Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Human Development and Family Studies (B)

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Systems Science and Theory (B)
  • Mathematics and Computer Science (B)
  • Nutrition (D, M)

Engineering Technology

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Music (B, C, D, M)
  • Industrial Design (B)
  • Graphic Design (B)
  • Drama (B, D, M)
  • Fine Studio Arts (M)
  • Music Performance (B)
  • Art History (B, D, M)
  • Painting (B)
  • Photography (B)
  • Dance (B, M)
  • Intermedia, Multimedia (B)
  • Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry (B)
  • Jazz and Jazz Studies (B)
  • Voice and Opera (B)
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology (D)
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory (B)
  • Music Theory and Composition (B)
  • Sculpture (B)

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Airline Pilot and Flight Crew (C)

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