University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

601 E John Street, Champaign, IL
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1 month ago
Is it possible to use scholarship money for housing?
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2 months ago
After the initial Financial Aid package is given from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, are there any ways for that to be reevaluated or any way for students to be able to get more?
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2 months ago
Are the first year students allowed to open clubs?
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3 months ago
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Majors offered at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Biggest majors
Research and Experimental Psychology
Economics
Accounting and Related Services

Academics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1200-1460
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
26-32
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
20 to 1
Selectivity
Less Selective (62% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign demographics

42% White
15% Asian
9% Hispanic
5% Black
3% Multiracial
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Common careers for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer123k
Software Engineer95k
Electrical Engineer79k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)76k
Mechanical Engineer75k
Project Engineer74k
Civil Engineer67k
Based on 51,170 student responses
64.2kAvg. Early Career Pay
117.8kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
45%in High-Meaning careers
36%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign financial aid

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Student reviews of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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100% of students

Known for

LGBTQ+ friendly
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Accessible for students with disabilities
Diverse and Inclusive
Access to outdoor activities
Kayleigh Hanlon
Coding And Computer Science
Drawing And Illustration
Volunteering
Math + 3 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The engineering program is very rigorous. Spend a lot of time studying and do not fall behind. College is not like the movies for engineering students.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I would be aware of falling behind in classes. The pace for courses are very fast, and it is important to follow along.

Anneliese Cornejo Garcia
Painting and Studio Art
Running
Music

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I truly love UIUC. I think it is a school full of incredible opportunities and high academic rigor. You have to go for these opportunities yourself because they won't be handed to you. However, all of the faculty and staff are outwardly there to help you and are very kind. They want you to succeed from my experience. Though the freshman dorms are crusty and the dining hall food questionable, the friendships that can be formed there are beautiful and extremely likely. Have fun! There's so much to do and get involved in.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The only thing I would comment on is some of the social scenes do bring out the racism embedded in and out of the school. Unfortunately, for a person of color, there have been some instances that make me question the community in which I reside.

Arturo Vergara
Travel And Tourism
Combat Sports
Weightlifting
Volunteering + 1 other

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

It is a great balance of academic and social development. There are hundreds of opportunities through clubs, classes and other organizations that help develop each student. The only thing that is in the way is oneself-- take advantage of the resources there. Explore a building that is not part of your major (there is a Nano Tech building I discovered my senior year!).

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Although the college town is great, there isn't much outside of the town.

Brayden Rennels
Bodybuilding

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

UIUC is an amazing school where you can receive a world-class education. The social opportunities here are also immense. The only bad thing I can say is that the winters are rough!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I will say that it can be difficult to eat on a consistent schedule due to the dining halls closing at seemingly weird times. But if you plan accordingly this is not an issue.

Diana Kirby
Foreign Languages
Ice Skating
Reading
Korean + 2 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has more than just a beautiful campus and attractive resources. Faculty and staff are passionate about their fields and have a palpable desire to support students in their academic journeys. Also, the student body is very energetic and eager to pursue its goals both within and beyond academics.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Although the vast majority of the faculty are incredibly encouraging, there are a few in every discipline who are bad apples (as can be expected of any university, I suppose.)

Bella Willis
Skateboarding
Exercise And Fitness
Animals

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like how the buses are free but at the same time, everything is within walking distance of the quad. I also liked how many study areas are available to students and the number of commodities, such as coffee shops or grocery stores, are around campus town.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I didn't like how the campus would have a security issue every month whether it was a robbery or sexual harassment.

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