University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

4,037 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

4,037 reviews
  • Excellent
    688
  • Very Good
    1582
  • Average
    1402
  • Poor
    222
  • Terrible
    95
I really like that I am able to search scholarships based off the criteria that I put in. I don't have any complaints as of now to record.
  • Senior
  • 1 day ago
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
  • 2 days ago
I was a little wary about attending such a large school, out of fear that I would have nowhere to fit in. That is not the case at University of Illinois. There are so many opportunities to find your niche! With an abundance of clubs, activities, and sports, there is always something to do and someone to meet! The classes are very well taught in my experience, with many options for improvement. There are help centers and libraries that make studying easy! (which is something I never thought I would say). I know I haven't been here long, but I already know I wouldn't want it any other way.
  • College Freshman
  • 5 days ago