University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Champaign, IL

$14,188

Avg in-state tuition

$33,127

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

A public university in Champaign, Illinois, U of I enrolls about 51,000 students annually. The school has an acceptance rate of 59% and a graduation rate of 85%. U of I features over 150 undergraduate and 100 graduate fields of study, including more than 75 online programs. A research leader, U of I boasts one of the nation's largest public university library collections and more than 110 research centers and institutes. The school also hosts a multipurpose theater, a 70,000-seat stadium, and one of the largest college recreational facilities in the country.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

59% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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93% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

Students graduate from this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This is typically an indication of a school's quality and means most students finish their degree in a timely manner.

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85% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Not required or recommended

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Considered (not required)

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 26-32

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1210-1470

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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52k

Students enrolled

39%

Online student enrollment

20:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

41%

Non-U.S. Citizen

22%

Asian

16%

Hispanic

10%

Black

5%

Two or more races

3%

Unknown

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

46%

Socio-economic diversity

25% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

33

Total Online Enrollment

20,199

Student Location Breakout

39% 61%

Percent of Programs Online

91% On-campus

9% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 1% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 11% online

Master's Check Bold 23% online

Doctorate Check Bold 1% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $14,188 $33,127
Graduate $14,997 $28,404

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $11,480
On-campus other expenses $2,500
Off-campus (not with family) room and board Currently unavailable
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses Currently unavailable
Off-campus (with family) other expenses Currently unavailable

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $29,368 $48,307
Off-campus without family $15,388 $34,327
Off-campus with family $15,388 $34,327

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

25%

State Grant Aid

31%

Institution Grant Aid

48%

Pell Grant

25%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,107
State Grant Aid $5,670
Institution Grant Aid $10,020
Pell Grant Aid $4,835

Financial Outlook

$19k

Average student debt after graduation

$52k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.