University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3,999 reviews
  1. Champaign, IL
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
601 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
1290-1480
ACT Range
26-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$16,249/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,801/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,231/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,934/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,625/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,070/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.182 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.183 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.182 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
31,742Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Ambitious
    21%
  • Interesting
    21%
  • Such a variety! Everyone's very open.
    21%
  • Fratty
    10%
  • Basic
    2%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.281 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.318 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Competitive
    35%
  • Engineering
    22%
  • Lots of options
    21%
  • Excellence
    7%
  • Extraordinary
    7%
  • Opportunities
    6%
  • Mediocre
    1%

After University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.86 responses

Reviews

3,999 reviews
  • Excellent
    683
  • Very Good
    1572
  • Average
    1394
  • Poor
    222
  • Terrible
    92
This is a fantastic university with a lot of opportunity for experiences. It has great academics as well as great social life and school sprit and research opportunities.
  • Junior
  • 6 hours ago
This is an outstanding university in all aspects. People attend from all over the world to finish with a degree from this institution. Campus resources are endless. The atmosphere is academic but also fun. Stidents and staff are very welcoming, intelligent, and inclusive people.
  • Senior
  • 17 days ago
I am currently a junior at the University, majoring in Architecture. I absolutely love going to school there. The price is a bit expensive for a state school but worth it.
  • Junior
  • 17 days ago