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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL 4-Year Public

About University of Illinois

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Champaign, IL

Founded in 1867, University of Illinois currently enrolls around 52,679 students a year, including 33,683 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About University of Illinois

Acceptance rate: 63%

Mean ACT score: 30

Mean SAT score: 1345

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 5

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: February 15

What's the acceptance rate at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2021?

It is very difficult to get into University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The acceptance rate at University of Illinois is 63 percent.

The mean composite SAT score is 1345. The mean ACT scores is 30.

In 2021, 1,935 applicants were waitlisted and 468 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is University of Illinois a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 6,926 students who started at University of Illinois as first-time freshman, 4,971 graduate within four years.

Around 86 percent of students who started at University of Illinois earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $24,766 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of Illinois sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is University of Illinois a good school for YOU?

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The deadline to apply to University of Illinois for Fall 2022 is January 15. All applicants should hear back from University of Illinois by February 15.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about University of Illinois in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for more schools that might be a good fit for you.

College Info

601 East John Street Champaign, IL 61820

Campus Setting: Urban

University of Illinois Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 5

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Illinois is Jan 5.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Illinois is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Illinois ACT Scores

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ACT Range

27 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above

Good

27 to 33

Avg

27 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Illinois is 30. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Illinois. Students with an ACT score that falls between 27 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 27 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Illinois SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1230 - 1460

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Math SAT Range

620 - 780

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Reading SAT Range

600 - 700

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1460 and Above

Good

1230 to 1460

Avg

1230 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Illinois students is 1345. Applicants with SAT scores of 1460 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Illinois, while applicants with SAT scores between 1230 to 1460 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1230 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Illinois.

University of Illinois Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$28,890

In State

$46,032

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$12,036
$29,178
Fees
$4,174
$4,174
Housing
$11,480
$11,480
Books
$1,200
$1,200

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Illinois is like? There are approximately 51,605 students enrolled at University of Illinois, including 34,120 undergraduate students and 17,485 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from IL and 10% percent of students are from other states.

96%

Full Time

4%

Part Time

90%

In State

10%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

51,605

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

59%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$16,210

Out-of-State

$33,352

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 5
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