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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3,948 reviews
  1. Champaign, IL
  2. 4 Year
#46 in Best Colleges in America
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
601 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
1290-1480
ACT Range
26-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$16,249/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,801/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,231/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,934/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,625/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,070/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.182 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.183 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.182 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
31,742Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 84 responses
  • Ambitious
    21%
  • Basic
    2%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Fratty
    10%
  • Interesting
    21%
  • Outgoing
    1%
  • Such a variety! Everyone's very open.
    21%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.281 responses
Poll
13%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.318 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 72 responses
  • Competitive
    35%
  • Engineering
    22%
  • Excellence
    7%
  • Extraordinary
    7%
  • Lots of options
    21%
  • Mediocre
    1%
  • Opportunities
    6%

After University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.86 responses

Reviews

3,948 reviews
  • Excellent
    677
  • Very Good
    1568
  • Average
    1389
  • Poor
    222
  • Terrible
    92
Students at our school are highly sought after by the largest companies in the industry. This school is very well known and respected, and a degree from here is very valuable.
  • College Junior
  • 28 days ago
The quality of teaching is just great. The professors are all experts in their fields. The courses are fascinating and enlightening. However, the workload is horrendous, and stress is a major problem.
  • College Junior
  • 28 days ago
I have had a very positive experience at school so far. I love the atmosphere. I love to learn.
  • College Junior
  • 28 days ago