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59.03%

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62%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

20:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

66

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$13,687

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University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign

3241 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

The University of Illinois at Urbana is the largest and oldest campus in the University of Illinois system and is a public research facility.

History

The University of Illinois at Urbana was established in 1867, after a bidding war between several Illinois cities. It was originally called the Illinois Industrial University and was founded under the 1862 Morrill Act. Students were first welcomed to the school on March 2, 1868. At that time there were only two faculty members. In 1885, the name of the school was changed to the University of Illinois. In 1982, the name was once again changed. It is now known as The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne.

Academics

The University of Illinois at Urbana has over 100 graduate and professional programs and more than 150 undergraduate programs. Their academic programs are ranked as some of the best in the world. The University is one of the United States' premier public universities.

Major academics include:

  • College of Applied Health Sciences
  • College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Fine and Applied Arts
  • Graduate College
  • Division of General Sciences
  • College of Law
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • School of Labor and Employment Relations
  • College of Media
  • Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences
  • College of Medicine at Urbana-Champagne
  • School of Social Work
  • College of Veterinary Medicine

Other academic units include:

  • UIC College of Nursing Regional Program at Urbana
  • UI Online
  • Continuing Education
  • International Programs and Studies

It is also listed as one of the Top 25 American Research Universities by The Center for Measuring University Performance

Student Life

All first year undergraduates who do not commute must live in University housing and are required to purchase a meal plan. Graduate housing includes two graduate dormitories and two university owned apartment complexes. Students who are disabled are provided with accommodations to meet their needs.

The University of Illinois at Urbana has a large Greek community that includes thirty-six sororities and sixty-nine fraternities. The Greek system is self-governed by the Inter-Fraternity Council and Pan-Hellenic Council.

The University has modern recreational facilities. The campus has over a thousand clubs and organizations, including athletic, cultural and philanthropic.

Athletics

The University of Illinois at Urbana participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division one. The University's athletic teams are known as the Fighting Illini. There are eleven women's and ten men's varsity sports. The University is a member of the Big Ten Conference.

Community

Be sure to stop by the Alma Mater bronze statue that is located on campus. It is a tranquil area where the flower bed stretches from the statue to the corner of Green and Wright Streets. This area is known as Alma Mater Plaza.

The botanical garden and 2,000 square foot conservatory, known as the University of Illinois Conservatory and Plant Collection, is located in the Plant Sciences Laboratory Greenhouses on campus. If you have an interest in plants or horticulture, this is a must-see, as is the University of Illinois Arboretum. It includes 160 acres on the south campus and includes a Welcome Garden, Japanese House and Hartley Garden, among others.

There are many other things to see and do in the area that are reasonably priced. Take in the seasonal festivals, go to an art fair, join the weaver's guild, take a dance class, join a bridge club or take a pottery or martial arts class.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign is around 50,000 students, with undergraduate students making up about 68% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

$15,800

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $14,000-$17,000
    • Out-of-State: $33,000-$39,750
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $600-$720 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $1,000-$1,200 per credit unit
  • The average estimated cost for on campus dorms & meals is listed to be around $14,000
  • Some programs may have tuition rates locked at the first year rate for up to five years.

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid62%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships49%$14,328
Receiving Student Loans40%$6,816
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign may provide services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care for children

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Counseling Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
  • Dance Program
  • English Language Program
  • Law Program
  • Music Program
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Theatre Program
  • Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-FBS classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Big Ten Conference)
  • Basketball (Big Ten Conference)
  • Track and Field (Big Ten Conference)
  • Football (Big Ten Conference)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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