University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

4,003 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
    A-
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.262 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.265 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.264 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 151 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Such a variety! Everyone's very open.
    23%
  • Ambitious
    19%
  • Interesting
    13%
  • Fratty
    8%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Basic
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.350 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.392 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 162 responses
Report
  • Competitive
    29%
  • Engineering
    24%
  • Lots of options
    14%
  • Opportunities
    13%
  • Extraordinary
    6%
  • Large
    6%
  • Excellence
    6%

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%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.182 responses

Reviews

4,003 reviews
  • Excellent
    692
  • Very Good
    1592
  • Average
    1403
  • Poor
    222
  • Terrible
    94
My academic experience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been amazing. Before college, I was already an avid bookworm and academic, but I've truly been able to thrive at UIUC. All of my professors that I've had so far have been amazing. They bring so much passion to class and truly care about us succeeding and understanding the material. They are experts in their subjects, but they are always open to hearing our ideas and opinions, and enjoy discussing with us. I've also been able to have eye-opening discussions with my peers, and have been able to learn about people and their experiences from all over the country - and even some from other parts of the world! I've had a wide array of opportunities to get involved at my school. I'm a breaking news editor for the college paper, I worked with a peer of mine to write grant applications for a non profit, and I helped edit pieces for a student literary journal. I've loved my freshman year and I cannot wait to see what I can accomplish within the next three years. Choosing to go to UIUC has been one of the best decision I've ever made.
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago
My experience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been really great so far. Since the campus is so large, there is something to be discovered for anyone, offering many clubs that cater to different interests. I personally joined the triathlon club, Music for the Masses, and Star Course, being interested in fitness and music. By joining these clubs, the campus doesn't seem so large anymore as I have been accepted into these smaller communities. This college is great!
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
Academically I have been challenged like never before. Coming from all honors and AP classes in a relatively easy high school, it was a major transformation to attend a large public university where your hand is not held. I had to fend for myself quite often, but in the end, I learned a lot. I struggled a little more first semester, but came back second semester and performed much bettter. Socially, I have had a hard time meeting people, and academically, I am unsure of my major choice still. I am not sure what is the best for me.

But, I'm still loving college and all of the oppourtunities it brings. It's a new experience, and I couldn't imagine myself attending anywhere else!
  • College Sophomore
  • June 20 2015