University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (also known as University of Illinois, U of I, UIUC, and Illinois) is a public, four-year university that offers a plethora of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. University of Illinois is classified as an RU/VH Research University and is well-known as one of the top, research universities in the United States. University of Illinois is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois System, which includes the Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield campuses.


University of Illinois has 17 academic schools and colleges that offer programs in over 150 fields of study. The University is the 2nd largest, public university in Illinois and offers continuing education and extension programs at 14 locations that serve nearly 3 million people a year. U of I is particularly known for both applied and basic engineering and sciences.


According to US News & World Report‘s “America’s Best Colleges,” U of I is ranked as the 11th public university and the 41st national university. The university is also highly ranked for its Graduate School of Library and Information Science program, the College of Engineering, the College of Business, the College of Education, the Department of Civil Engineering, and its work in engineering science and engineering physics.


U of I is home to one of the largest, public university libraries in the United States, containing more than 24 million items in the main library and over 35 departmental divisions. It also houses some the earliest printed material in the world, the oldest book printed in moveable type, Shakespeare’s first folio printed in 1623, a first edition copy of Clement Clarke Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas”, and the original script of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds.


Known as the Fighting Illini, U of I’s ten men’s and eleven women’s athletic teams are part of the NCAA Division I. U of I is also part of the Big Ten Conference. The University houses the Memorial Stadium for football, the State Farm Center for men’s and women’s basketball, the Atkins Tennis Center for men’s and women’s tennis, and the University of Illinois Ice Arena for the University’s club hockey team.

Financial Aid

U of I’s Office of Student Financial Aid (OFSA) helps students secure aid to allay the cost of attending the university. The four main types of aid include grants, scholarships/waivers, loans, and employment.

Student Housing

During their first year, all incoming freshmen are required to live in approved student housing. Undergraduate students living in university housing are required to purchase a meal plan. There are 24 residence halls in both Urbana and Champaign and there are 2 graduate residence halls. Starting in their second year, some undergraduate students choose to move into Greek houses or apartments.

General Information

Admission Office
901 West Illinois

Urbana, IL 61801-3028

(217) 333-0302

Fax: (217) 244-4614

Contact: Stacey Kostell

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Main Address

601 East John Street

Champaign, IL 61820-5711

(217) 333-1000


Total undergrads: 30,900

Degree-seeking undergrads: 30,400


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 69%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 93%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year2008-’092009-’102010-’112011-’12% change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees$10,770$11,712$12,116$13,096+8.09%
Books and Supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board$8,196$8,764$9,284$9,714+4.63%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board$0$0$0$00.00%
Total Expenses2008-’092009-’102010-’112011-’12% change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus$22,676$24,186$25,110$26,538+5.69%
In-state Off Campus$11,970$12,912$13,316$14,296+7.36%
In-state with Family$11,970$12,912$13,316$14,296+7.36%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students$12,199
In-state Student Fees$2,710
Tuition for Out-of-state Students$24,603
Out-of-state Fees$2,710

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of AidStudentsPercentAmountAverage Per Student
All students financial aid4,94668%
Grant or scholarship aid3,19844%$31,039,981$9,706
• Federal grants1,21117%$5,818,296$4,805
• Pell grants1,10215%$4,003,332$3,633
• Other federal grants1,04114%$1,814,964$1,743
State/local government grant or scholarships1,78424%$11,575,201$6,488
Institutional grants or scholarships2,74838%$13,646,484$4,966
Student loan aid3,15543%$20,052,815$6,356
• Federal student loans3,10543%$15,157,626$4,882
• Other student loans6879%$4,895,189$7,125

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent YearBA/BSMA/MSDoctorAA/ASCERT
Total of All Education Programs754630661051-21
Agricultural Business and Management, Other6----
Agricultural Communication/Journalism19----
Agricultural Economics1681010--
Agronomy and Crop Science20114--
Animal Sciences1172416--
Food Science105204--
Horticultural Science17----
Ornamental Horticulture1----
Architecture and Related Services1931158--
Architecture and Related Services, Other131----
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning40197--
Landscape Architecture22131--
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies168175--
African Studies-3---
African-American/Black Studies5----
Area Studies, Other131----
Asian Studies/Civilization-7---
East Asian Studies20-5--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other10----
Latin American Studies22---
Russian Studies-5---
Biology and Biomedical Sciences5653677--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other128----
Biology and Biological Sciences, General5104--
Botany/Plant Biology-21--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology413----
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology--9--
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology--4--
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc.99283613--
Actuarial Science80----
Business Administration and Management6020510--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other69----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-----
Labor and Industrial Relations-991--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management16----
Management Information Systems18----
Marketing, Other-----
Marketing/Marketing Management62----
Operations Management and Supervision6----
Communication and Journalism Programs31834---
Broadcast Journalism39----
Mass Communication/Media Studies41----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-----
Computing and Information Sciences1386736--
Computer Science1386736--
Agricultural Teacher Education-----
Art Teacher Education20122--
Biology Teacher Education-1---
Chemistry Teacher Education-----
Curriculum and Instruction-231-2
Early Childhood Education and Teaching24----
Earth Science Teacher Education-1---
Education, Other-----
Educational Leadership and Administration-636-7
Elementary Education and Teaching127176--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-----
Foreign Language Teacher Education-----
French Language Teacher Education2----
German Language Teacher Education-----
Latin Teacher Education-----
Mathematics Teacher Education-1---
Music Teacher Education59243--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-----
Physics Teacher Education-----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-----
Secondary Education and Teaching-187--
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-6610--
Social Studies Teacher Education-----
Spanish Language Teacher Education18----
Special Education and Teaching20417--
Speech Teacher Education-----
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-21---
Technical Teacher Education-1068-3
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering57319--
Agricultural Engineering5964--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering26131--
Ceramic Sciences and Engineering-----
Chemical Engineering781920--
Civil Engineering1579535--
Computer Engineering67----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering20211246--
Engineering Mechanics758--
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics35----
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-2410--
Industrial Engineering179---
Materials Engineering74830--
Mechanical Engineering1657221--
Nuclear Engineering12810--
Systems Engineering-74--
Engineering Technology-44---
Engineering/Industrial Management-44---
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters3152014--
Creative Writing-7---
English Language and Literature2511314--
Rhetoric and Composition64----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2014219--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics106---
Comparative Literature653--
French Language and Literature2664--
German Language and Literature1722--
Italian Language and Literature62---
Portuguese Language and Literature-----
Russian Language and Literature2----
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics-2---
Spanish Language and Literature115106--
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences33138124--
Athletic Training/Trainer11----
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/Pathologist94236--
Community Health and Preventive Medicine22664--
Pre-veterinary Studies-----
Public Health-----
Rehabilitation Science-2---
Veterinary Medicine--106--
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences-78--
Human Services-1449--
Community Organization and Advocacy-34--
Public Administration-----
Social Work-1415--
Legal and Law Studies-83200--
Advanced Legal Research/Studies-833--
Comparative Law-----
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities27----
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other20----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies7----
Library Science-2695-2
Library and Information Science-2695-2
Mathematics and Statistics1148822--
Applied Mathematics-21---
Statistics, Other1----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies4279--
Mathematics and Computer Science17----
Nutrition Sciences-79--
Systems Science and Theory25----
Natural Resources and Conservation57274--
Environmental Science57274--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies288505--
Kinesiology and Exercise Science179171--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies109334--
Physical Sciences1745099--
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology9124--
Chemical Physics--2--
Geology and Earth Science147---
Educational Psychology-3015--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology285---
Social Sciences8367730--
Economics, Other4----
Political Science and Government35694--
Transportation and Materials Moving----6
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew----6
Visual and Performing Arts2207733-1
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2782--
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry7----
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts29152--
Fine/Studio Arts-8---
Graphic Design24----
Industrial and Product Design38----
Jazz/Jazz Studies5----
Music History, Literature, and Theory2----
Music Performance25----
Music Theory and Composition-----
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-----
Voice and Opera4----
Work and Family Studies54----
Human Development and Family Studies54----
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business B
Agricultural Communications B
Agricultural Economics B
Agricultural Education Services B
Agricultural Mechanization B
Agricultural public service B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Husbandry B
Animal Sciences B
Food Science B
Food Technology/Processing B
Horticultural Services B
Horticulture Science B
Horticulture, Ornamental B
International Agriculture B
Plant protection and integrated pest management B

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
City/Community/Regional Planning B
Landscape Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

East Asian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Crafts/Folk Art/Artisanry B
Dance B
Directing/Theatrical Production B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Jazz Studies B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music History/Literature B
Music Theory/Composition B
Painting B
Photography B
Sculpture B
Theater Literature/History/Criticism B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biological and biomedical sciences B
Biology B
Biophysics B
Biotechnology B
Botany B
Cellular Biology/Histology B
Cellular/Molecular Biology B
Entomology B
Microbiology B
Physiology B
Plant Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Accounting/Business Management B
Actuarial Science B
Auditing B
Banking/Financial Services B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B,C
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Financial Planning B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Human Resources Management B
Insurance/Risk Management B
Logistics/Materials Management B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B
Marketing Research B
Operations Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies B
Purchasing/Procurement/Contracts B
Real Estate B
Sales and Distribution B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Organizational Communication B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General B
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Computer/Systems Security B


Agricultural Education B
Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Early Childhood Special Education B
Education of Multiple Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Latin Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B


Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Agricultural Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Ceramic Sciences/Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Computer Hardware Engineering B
Construction Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Engineering Mechanics B
Engineering Physics B
Environmental Engineering B
Geotechnical Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Manufacturing Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Materials Science B
Mechanical Engineering B
Metallurgical Engineering B
Nuclear Engineering B
Operations Research B
Polymer/Plastics B
Software Engineering B
Structural Engineering B
Transportation/Highway Engineering B
Water Resource Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development B
Consumer Economics B
Human Development/Family Studies B
Human Nutrition B
Human sciences business services B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Comparative Literature B
East Asian B
French B
German B
Hebrew B
Italian B
Linguistics B
Portuguese B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Audiology/Hearing Sciences B
Community Health/Preventative Medicine B
Environmental Health B
Health Services Administration B
Medical Dietetics B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Computational Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B
Mathematics/Computer Science B
Science, Technology & Society B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Forest Sciences/Biology B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B
Urban Forestry B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Transportation & Materials Moving

Airline – Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew B,C
Aviation Management B
Flight Instruction C

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

      A = Associate degree
      B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(217) 333-1000
Type of School:4-year, Public
Address:601 E John Street, Champaign, IL 61820-5711
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:46,951
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):84%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:32,861 (70% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$15,058
Out-of-state Tuition:$30,680
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:63%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$12,921

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences654
Architecture and Related Services333
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies771
Biological and Biomedical Sciences71210
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1054
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs541
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services212
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters221
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics10109
Health Professions and Related Programs553
Legal Professions and Studies31
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities3
Library Science111
Mathematics and Statistics332
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies211
Natural Resources and Conservation111
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies222
Philosophy and Religious Studies221
Physical Sciences556
Public Administration and Social Service Professions132
Social Sciences555
Transportation and Materials Moving1
Visual and Performing Arts11754
Grand total1012912690

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Library Science11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Grand total11251

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid4,73863%
Grant or scholarship aid3,65748%$12,921
Student loan aid2,96839%$6,912

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid16,98051%$12,537
Federal student loans11,96036%$6,084

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants38,09321,18716,906
Percent admitted100%55%67%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%19%21%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment46,951
Undergraduate enrollment33,932
Graduate enrollment13,019

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • 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
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
    • Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree
  • 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
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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