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University of Illinois Student Life

University of Illinois is on a 1,783-acre campus in an urban setting in Champaign, Illinois. There are many activities and organizations for University of Illinois students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

University of Illinois also has fraternities and sororities.

University of Illinois has a thriving Volunteer Illini Project. In fact, more students participate in Volunteer Illini Project than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of Illinois include October Lovers, Illini Pride Student Board, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society.

University of Illinois students' favorite campus events are Homecoming, Moms' Weekend/Dads' Weekend and Quad Day.

Does University of Illinois Offer Student Housing?

University of Illinois offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most University of Illinois students live off campus. In 2021, 50% of undergrads at University of Illinois lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 50% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Illinois. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of Illinois offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

University of Illinois Athletics

At University of Illinois there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at University of Illinois:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Gymnastics Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cheerleading Club Teams Club Teams Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is University of Illinois Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The University of Illinois campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

University of Illinois offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, University of Illinois has safety training classes, ID cards with safety numbers.

Plan a Visit to University of Illinois

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit University of Illinois, take U.S. Interstate 57 to Champaign, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to University of Illinois Willard airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Illinois you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore University of Illinois's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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University of Illinois Students

47%

Women

53%

Men

95%

Full Time

5%

Part Time

89%

In State

11%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

42%

20%

14%

13%

6%

4%

1%

0.04%

0.03%

Undergraduate Students

33,683

Graduate Students

18,996

Non-Resident / International Students

4,303

University of Illinois Campus Services

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

52,679

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

63%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$16,866

Out-of-State

$34,316

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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