UIUC admissionThe University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) was founded in 1867 and is the state’s second oldest school. The urban setting of 1,700 acres holds 16 schools and colleges. The campus has well-renowned schools like the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the Grainger College of Engineering, and the Department of Psychology. UIUC also has one of the top 10 study abroad programs. Students have access to one of the world’s largest public university libraries and research facilities, including the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Beckman Institute, the Institute for Genomic Biology, and the Siebel Center for Computer Science.

UIUC admission statisticsThere are over 150 programs for undergraduates at the University of Illinois. The most popular majors are engineering; business/marketing; social sciences; communication/journalism; and biological/life sciences. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1, and 38% of UIUC classes have fewer than 20 students. The university has well-known programs in the fields of engineering and sciences (both applied and basic).

UIUCThe campus has more than 1,800 Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). Students can choose from these clubs when they’re advertised during the campus’ popular ‘Quad Day.’ The campus has the world’s largest Greek system. Roughly 21% of men belong to a fraternity and 27% of women belong to a sorority. Many students elect to participate in the athletic scene. They compete in 21 sports in the NCAA Division I B1G. Some of the most popular sports are gymnastics, tennis, and wrestling. Students looking for a campus with a large Greek presence and a wide variety of academics should seriously consider UIUC.


Acceptance Rate

UIUC acceptance rate

Academic Qualifications

UIUC top 10% in high school

SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

UIUC SAT range

ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

Illinois ACT range

Admissions Information

Freshmen Admissions
Number of applicants: 43,509
Enrolled: 7,665
Yield: 29.8%
Acceptance rate: 59.0%

Waitlist Admission Statistics
Number of waitlisted applicants: 1,791
Admitted off waitlist: 0
Waitlist acceptance rate: 0.0%

Transfer Admissions
Number of transfer applicants: 4,440
Transfer applicants admitted: 2,181
Acceptance rate: 49%

Academic Qualifications
Average GPA: N/A
Top 10% of High School: 55%

Middle SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
SAT Composite: 1230-1460
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 600-700
SAT Math: 620-780

Middle ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
ACT Composite: 27-33
ACT English: 27-34
ACT Math: 25-33

Standardized Test Requirements

UIUC does not require the SAT or ACT SAT/ACT not required

Illinois does not require the writing portion Writing portion not required

Illinois does not require the sat subject tests SAT Subject Tests not required

Score Card

Graduation Rates

UIUC graduation rates

Loan Defaults and Rhodes Scholars

Salary After Attending

R&D Expenditures

Campus Safety

Score Card Information

Graduation Rates
4 years: 69.8%
5 years: 82.8%
6 years: 85.1%

Loan default rate: 1.9%

Total Rhodes Scholars: 10

Salary after attending: $61,500

R&D Expenditures: $642.1 million

Campus Safety
Sex offenses: 49
Robberies: 2
Aggravated assaults: 7
Burglaries: 18
Car thefts: 4

Financial Aid

Net Cost and Total Expected Cost of Attendance

University of Illinois financial aid

Average In State Net Price By Income

Student Debt

Additional Information

In-state tuition, room and board (2020-2021): $31,661

Total Estimated Cost of Attendance (2020-2021)
In-state: $35,361
Out-of-state: $53,151

Net Cost (in-state)
Average: $14,660

By income
$0 to $30,000: $5,477
$30,001 to $48,000: $8,464
$48,001 to $75,000: $13,351
$75,001 to $110,000: $21,998
$110,001 and more: $27,310

Graduates with student debt: 44%

Average student debt at graduation: $24,655

Student Body

Student Residence

UIUC student body

Undergraduate Class Sizes

UIUC undergraduate class sizes

Student to Faculty Ratio

Student Population

Additional Information

Student to Faculty Ratio: 20.2 to 1

Women: 46%

Undergraduate Class Sizes
Under 20: 38%
20 to 39: 34%
40 to 99: 18%
100+: 10%

Student Population
Total: 51,605
Undergraduate: 34,120

Student Residence
In State: 77%
Out of State: 10%
International: 12%
Unknown: 1%


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This page was last updated in August 2020.