University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3,986 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

3,986 reviews
  • Excellent
    682
  • Very Good
    1572
  • Average
    1394
  • Poor
    222
  • Terrible
    92
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
  • 16 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
  • 16 days ago
I'm an only child and a first generation student. That being said I didn't have much guidance when it came to picking a college or attending a university for that matter. U of I is a great school IF you utilize your resources and figure out this "college thing" early on, or better yet, before you get there. My main complaint is that I feel like the advisors tend to go with any possible major or career path that you bring up when planning out your academic schedule, without helping you make sure that it is actually a good fit for you . I'm about to be a senior, and I'm just now starting to feel like I'm beginning to understand how to explore the many opportunities (scholarships, study abroad, and clubs) that UIUC has to offer. To be honest I'm considering staying another semester just so that I can enjoy the campus, and not be all scatter-brained and all over the place with my major and courses. But for those of you who know what you want to do with your life, and have all the familial guidance to do so, UIUC is a great school especially if you're super social, alcohol-loving, and white.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago