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Campus & Student Life at University of Illinois at Springfield

Home to about 2,654 undergraduates in 2020, UIS is a small, public university located in Springfield, Illinois. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, UIS offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by UIS can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our UIS Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

UIS Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit UIS Disability Services.

UIS for the Military

While not a "service academy", UIS does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. There is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit UIS Veteran Services . For more information, check out our UIS for Veterans Guide.

UIS offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, UIS does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at University of Illinois at Springfield

UIS offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at University of Illinois at Springfield

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at University of Illinois at Springfield

UIS has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,654 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,840 (69.3%). Part-time attendance was 814 (30.7%).


University of Illinois at Springfield is Ranked #949 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, UIS is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank UIS #949 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at University of Illinois at Springfield

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at UIS by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the UIS Diversity Guide.

University of Illinois at Springfield Competes in the NCAA

UIS has a total of 178 student athletes, 97 men and 81 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$2,311,308
Total Expenses (all teams)$2,311,308

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to University of Illinois at Springfield Athletics

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