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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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Overall Rating
B+ Good
Main Address
601 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820-5711
Overall Rankings
Library Science
#2 of 70
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science And Related Fields
#3 of 217
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
#8 of 518
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, And Kinesiology
#8 of 938
Natural Resources And Conservation
#10 of 794
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
#12 of 1,225
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
#13 of 1,112
Visual And Performing Arts
#17 of 1,420
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Contact Info
Contact & Location
Phone Number
(217) 333-1000
601 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820-5711
Small City
Key Info, Costs & Aid
Acceptance Rate (2020)
Completion Rate (2020)
Student Body
Total Enrollments (2020) 52,679
Men 54%
Women 46%
Total Enrollments (2020) 52,679
White 41%
International (Non-Citizen) 19%
Asian 16%
Hispanic or Latino 11%
Black or African American 6%
Multiracial 3%
Unknown 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Native American 0%
In State Tuition (2020)
Out of State Tuition (2020)
On Campus Room & Board

* These statistics utilize the most recently released data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)

Degree Overview
Total Awards (2020) 15,554
Bachelor's 63%
Master's 29%
Doctoral 8%
Certificate 0%
Total Awards (2020) 15,554
Engineering 20%
Business 18%
Mathematics and Science 17%
Human and Social Sciences 11%
Computer Technology 9%
Healthcare 8%
Education and Liberal Arts 6%
Agriculture 5%
Communication and Media 3%
Art and Design 2%
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Sources for school statistics and data include U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
  • Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree (College of Veterinary Medicine)
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • English Language (English Language Intensive English)
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

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Career Preparation

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3.9615384615385 Based on 16 Reviews
A- Excellent

Students and Culture

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Questions & Answers
Who are the notable alumni?
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Director Ang Lee, Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa, YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, astronaut Scott Altman, women’s rights activist Dorothy Day, film critic Roger Ebert, and Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon all attended U of I. History major Robert L. Johnson went on to establish Black Entertainment Television. Suze Orman received a degree in social work before developing a career as a popular financial guru.

What is the campus setting like?
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U of I is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, about 140 miles south of Chicago. The 1,783-acre campus features more than 350 buildings, including several on the National Register of Historic Places. At Lincoln Hall and Engineering Hall you’ll see some of the school’s Renaissance Revival architecture, while Altgeld Hall is considered one of the finest examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. About half of the student body lives in college-owned housing. And a quarter of the roughly 33,000 undergrads belong to a fraternity or sorority, making the university’s Greek system the largest in the world.

What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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The university aims to provide online programs that deliver the same quality education as campus-based classes. Some classes utilize real-time technology in which all participants log in at a designated time. Others can be completed on a flexible schedule. Similarly, some classes require at least one on-campus meeting per semester; others rely solely on distance education.

What are the athletic highlights?
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As might be expected at such a large school, football and basketball games draw huge crowds. But student-athletes have plenty of other choices, too. U of I fields 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams in NCAA Division I and are part of the Big Ten Conference. The men’s gymnastics team won the national title in 2012. A leader in disability sports, the Fighting Illini have earned 15 national championships in men’s wheelchair basketball and 14 in women’s.

What are the school's academic highlights?
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U of I’s stand out programs include library and information science, accounting, engineering, and condensed matter physics. Total annual research funding exceeds $600 million, and the university consistently ranks among the top five for National Science Foundation-funded research. Among faculty and alumni are 23 Nobel Prizewinners and 18 Pulitzer Prizewinners.