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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a public institution located in Champaign, Illinois. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

196 Undergraduate Degrees
371 Graduate Degrees
$40,356 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
63% Acceptance Rate

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rankings

UIUC is ranked #65 out of 958 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. UIUC also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UIUC has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#28 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Best Teaching Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UIUC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Education Philosophy Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Educational Assessment Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Teaching English or French Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UIUC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Schools College Factual
#5 Best General Education Graduate Degree Schools College Factual
#9 Best Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Degree Schools College Factual
#16 Best Education Schools College Factual
#18 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools College Factual
#36 Best Schools Grad Degree

Where Is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?

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Contact details for UIUC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 601 E John Street, Champaign, IL 61820-5711
Phone: 217-333-1000
Website: www.illinois.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/illinois.edu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Illinois_Alma

How Do I Get Into UIUC?

You can apply to UIUC online at: admissions.illinois.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for UIUC

Submission Required?
High School GPA neither required nor recommended
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UIUC?

63% Acceptance Rate
48% Of Accepted Are Women
75% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at UIUC is 63%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 52% of accepted students are men and 48% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 58%, and the acceptance rate for women is 70%.

Average Test Scores

About 75% of students accepted to UIUC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 690. Math scores were between 610 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 590 to 690 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 610 to 770 )
200
800
UIUC received ACT scores from 50% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 26 and 34. Math scores were between 26 and 33. Composite scores were between 27 and 33.

ACT English Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 26 to 34 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 26 to 33 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 27 to 33 )
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36

Can I Afford University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?

$40,356 Net Price
36% Take Out Loans
2.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UIUC is $40,356. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UIUC, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $6,531 a year. That adds up to $26,124 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UIUC is 2.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Undergraduate Student Diversity

32,107 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 33,683 undergraduate students at UIUC, with 32,107 being full-time and 1,576 being part-time.

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There are also 18,996 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 32,107 full-time undergraduates at UIUC, 53% are male and 47% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6,397
Black or African American 2,085
Hispanic or Latino 4,525
White 13,475
International Students 4,175
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,450

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 116 countries are represented at UIUC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

30,628 Took All Classes Online
50,734 Took At Least One Class Online
126.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 50,734 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UIUC has changed over the last few years.

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Online Affordability Rankings of UIUC

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was $15,150 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $32,600. The following table shows how UIUC is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Biology Education #4 #6
Education Philosophy #10 #13
Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education #10 #13
Technical Teacher Education #13 #15
Agricultural Teacher Education #31 #31

Online Growth Rankings of UIUC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was 126.1%. This is the #267 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UIUC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Education 20 2 170 41 233
Elementary Education 67 0 1 0 68
General Special Education 28 0 20 4 52
Curriculum & Instruction 0 1 30 10 41
Music Education 28 0 11 0 39
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 24 0 0 0 24
Agricultural Teacher Education 2 0 14 0 16
Early Childhood Education 15 0 1 0 16
Educational Statistics & Research Methods 0 0 9 5 14
Art Education 8 0 3 0 11
Biology Education 0 0 11 0 11
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 0 10 0 10
Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education 0 0 1 7 8
Secondary Education 0 0 8 0 8
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 0 6 6
Spanish Education 4 0 0 0 4
Mathematics Education 0 0 3 0 3
Technical Teacher Education 0 0 0 2 2
Chemistry Education 0 0 1 0 1
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0
Earth Science Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
French Language Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
German Language Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
Latin Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
Modern Language Education 0 0 0 0 0
Physics Education 0 0 0 0 0
Social Studies Education 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 196 3 293 75 567

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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