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

236 Undergraduate Degrees
349 Graduate Degrees
$39,248 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
62% Acceptance Rate

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rankings

UIUC is ranked #14 out of 545 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #1 out of 23 schools in Illinois.

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
#7 Best Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 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
#1 Best Education Philosophy Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Teaching English or French Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Educational Administration Master’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 Colleges for Special Education College Factual
#6 Best Special Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#7 Best Special Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#29 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#70 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#107 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?

Location of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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 considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UIUC?

62% Acceptance Rate
48% Of Accepted Are Women
22% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 62%, UIUC does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 52% of accepted students are men and 48% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 57%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.

Average Test Scores

About 22% 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 630 and 710. Math scores were between 710 and 790.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 630 to 710 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 710 to 790 )
200
800
UIUC received ACT scores from 85% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 33. Math scores were between 25 and 33. Composite scores were between 26 and 32.

ACT English Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 25 to 33 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 25 to 33 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 26 to 32 )
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36

Can I Afford University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?

$39,248 Net Price
40% Take Out Loans
1.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UIUC is $39,248. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UIUC, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $6,816 a year. That adds up to $27,264 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UIUC is 1.9%. 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

32,757 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 33,915 undergraduate students at UIUC, with 32,757 being full-time and 1,158 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UIUC

There are also 15,787 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 32,757 full-time undergraduates at UIUC, 54% are male and 46% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UIUC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UIUC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6,113
Black or African American 1,965
Hispanic or Latino 3,929
White 14,337
International Students 5,105
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,308

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

4,767 Took All Classes Online
17,270 Took At Least One Class Online
35.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 30 master’s degree programs available online at UIUC. In 2017-2018, 17,270 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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This school is the 5th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

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 35.4%. This is the #377 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UIUC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UIUC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
General Education 18%
General Education 18%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 11%
Technical Teacher Education 89%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UIUC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UIUC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Education Philosophy #1
Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education #1
Technical Teacher Education #1
Agricultural Teacher Education #1
Biology Education #2
Curriculum & Instruction #18
Curriculum & Instruction #18
Teacher Education Subject Specific #25
General Education #27
General Education #27
General Educational Leadership & Administration #34
Educational Administration #43

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 2 185 11 218
Elementary Education 95 0 2 0 97
Music Education 32 0 15 1 48
General Special Education 27 0 15 5 47
Agricultural Teacher Education 22 0 12 0 34
Curriculum & Instruction 0 2 22 6 30
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 0 19 0 19
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 13 0 0 0 13
Art Education 9 0 2 1 12
Early Childhood Education 10 0 2 0 12
Secondary Education 0 0 11 0 11
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 1 8 9
Technical Teacher Education 0 0 0 9 9
Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education 0 0 1 7 8
Biology Education 0 0 7 0 7
Spanish Education 7 0 0 0 7
Mathematics Education 0 0 2 0 2
Chemistry Education 0 0 1 0 1
French Language Teacher Education 1 0 0 0 1
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0
Earth Science 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 236 4 297 48 585

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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