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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Data & Information Overview

3,818 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
63% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ranked?

#44 Best Colleges in Nation
#3 Best Colleges in IL
Interior Design Management Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2023 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 3,818 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is interior design management.

Overall Quality

UIUC is ranked #44 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UIUC held the #68 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 87 colleges in Illinois, UIUC is ranked at #3.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UIUC?

63% Acceptance Rate
48% Of Accepted Are Women
75% Submit SAT Scores

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 63%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 75% 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 590 and 690. Math scores were between 610 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 590 to 690 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 610 to 770 )
200
800
UIUC received ACT scores from 50% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 27 to 33 )
1
36

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Is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign a Good Match for You?
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Faculty

20 to 1 Student to Faculty
75% Full Time Teachers

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
0
100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

94% Freshmen Retention
70% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 94% 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  94 out of 100
0
100

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 70%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  70 out of 100
0
100

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Undergraduate Student Diversity

32,107 Full-Time Undergraduates
44.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
46.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 33,683 undergraduates at UIUC with 32,107 being full-time and 1,576 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Cost?

$14,321 Net Price
36% Take Out Loans
$26,124 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UIUC is $14,321. 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 +
$4,858 $8,036 $11,505 $22,400 $27,285

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UIUC, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $6,531 a year. That adds up to $26,124 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UIUC is 2.3%. 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?

$71,539 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
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 $71,539 in their early years. This is good news for future UIUC graduates since it is 68% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.

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Location of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois State
32,107 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Located in Champaign, Illinois, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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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

121 Majors With Completions
9,302 Undergraduate Degrees
5,654 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 121 majors graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Of these students, 9,302 received undergraduate degrees and 5,654 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 583 $28,388
Economics 443 $50,008
Computer Engineering 422 $88,455
Statistics 396 $63,699
Accounting 385 $65,425
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 332 $23,534
Communication & Media Studies 308 $38,661
Computer Science 306 $101,262
Finance & Financial Management 287 $66,961
Political Science & Government 248 $35,914

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

96% Take At Least One Class Online
58% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 50,734 students took at least one online class at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This is an increase from the 20,199 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 50,734 30,628
2018-2019 20,199 6,492
2017-2018 17,270 4,767
2016-2017 14,551 3,164
2015-2016 14,090 2,171

Learn more about online learning at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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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.

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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