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Colleges / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate60%
Acceptance Rate60%

About University of Illinois

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is a renowned public research university located in between Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. UIUC is recognized for its top-tier programs in Engineering, Computer Science, and Business and has many notable alumni in the tech field, including the founders of YouTube, Oracle and Netscape.

UIUC is a large school with a lively campus and lots of opportunities for students to get involved. Greek life is popular and students like to party, but there are many other on and off-campus options for students who prefer other ways to have fun or unwind. The affordable tuition for in-state students makes UIUC a popular choice for students from Illinois, but students come to Champaign from all over the world. 

The university's sports teams, known as the Fighting Illini, participate in the NCAA Division I and are a part of the Big Ten Conference, competing against schools like Northwestern, University of Michigan, and Ohio State

Did You Know? 

UIUC played a pivotal role in the creation of internet web browsing. In 1993, undergraduate student Marc Andreessen partnered with Eric Bina and others to create one of the earliest web browsers, Mosaic, right  in UIUC’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Mosaic was one of the first web browsers to display text and images together on the same page, leading to the popularization of the World Wide Web. Andreessen built on his experience creating Mosaic when he went on to develop Netscape, which became a popular web browser. UIUC continues to be home to many tech innovations. 

Tips for visiting UIUC

“Two restaurant recos: For delicious deep dish pizza go to Papa Del’s and for “Burritos as big as your head” go to La Bamba. If you are visiting during sports season, there is a lot of enthusiasm at football and basketball games.” 

See who was accepted to UIUC and learn more in the CC Community

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a public, state university in the city of Champaign, Illinois. University of Illinois was founded in 1867. The university currently enrolls around 56,607 students a year, including 34,882 undergraduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

It is very difficult to get into University of Illinois. In 2022, University of Illinois accepted 60% of applicants. In 2022, 28,352 out of 47,527 total applicants were accepted.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 60%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 43%

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is located in the city of Champaign, Illinois, near Chicago.

If you would like to see University of Illinois for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Interstate 57 to Champaign, or book a flight to the nearest airport, University of Illinois Willard.

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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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1340 - 1510


Math SAT Range

580 - 790


Reading SAT Range

650 - 740

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1510 and Above


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1340 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Illinois students is 1410. Applicants with SAT scores of 1510 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Illinois, while applicants with SAT scores between 1340 to 1510 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1340 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Illinois.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Illinois is like? There are approximately 56,607 students enrolled at University of Illinois, including 34,882 undergraduate students and 21,725 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from IL and 16% percent of students are from other states.


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