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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was awarded 268 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is parks, recreation and leisure studies.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UIUC as #92 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

UIUC also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UIUC?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 62%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 22% of students accepted to UIUC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 630 and 710. Math scores were between 710 and 790.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 630 to 710 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 710 to 790 )
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UIUC received ACT scores from 85% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 26 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 26 to 32 )
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this rate is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is 75%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  75 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 92% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  92 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at UIUC for first-time, full-time students is 71%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  71 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at UIUC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 33,915 undergraduates at UIUC with 32,757 being full-time and 1,158 being part-time.

UIUC Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 94.14 out of 100, UIUC is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  94.14 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Cost?

The overall average net price of UIUC is $17,302. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UIUC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,725 $10,332 $16,954 $23,817 $27,989

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UIUC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UIUC, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $6,816 a year. That adds up to $27,264 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UIUC is 1.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UIUC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UIUC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $61,500 in their early years. This is good news for future UIUC graduates since it is 55% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a public institution located in Champaign, Illinois. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contact details for UIUC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 601 E John Street, Champaign, IL 61820-5711
Phone: 217-333-1000
Website: www.illinois.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/illinois.edu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Illinois_Alma

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 123 majors graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Of these students, 8,983 received undergraduate degrees and 5,061 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Child Development & Psychology 490 NA
Economics 450 $49,400
Accounting 370 $61,400
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 357 $28,000
Computer Engineering 355 $78,000
Computer Science 348 $92,200
Statistics 315 $57,200
Finance & Financial Management 287 $68,700
Communication & Media Studies 279 $38,100
Electrical Engineering 260 $70,000

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UIUC

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 17,270 students took at least one online class at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This is an increase from the 14,551 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 17,270 4,767
2016-2017 14,551 3,164
2015-2016 14,090 2,171
2014-2015 10,720 1,727
2013-2014 9,772 1,445

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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