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University of Illinois Admissions Information

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL (map)


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a public research university in Illinois. Located between the twin cities of Urbana and Champaign, it is one of the best public universities in the nation and is home to top-rated programs specializing in computer science, engineering, psychology, and accounting. Distinguished University alumni include journalist Dan Balz, former Governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine, and the current President of the Association of American Universities, Robert M. Berdahl.

With approximately 1,000 registered student organizations, the University of Illinois provides students with an attractive range of on-campus clubs and activities. Among these activities is the school’s Greek system, which happens to be the largest in the world; almost a quarter of the student body is involved in fraternities or sororities. The UIUC Flighting Illini participate in more than 20 Division I sports and are a member of the Big Ten conference, providing a thrill for sports fans among students. The UIUC campus is centrally located between Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, offering students easy access to three major urban locales.



Basic Info

Main Address: 601 East John Street
Champaign, IL 61820-5711
Phone Number: (217) 333-1000  
Website: www.illinois.edu  


Type of school: Public, Research University  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Urban  
Athletics: NCAA Division I, Intercollegiate, Intramural, Club, Scholarship  
Degrees offered: Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 30,694  
Percent out-of-state: 7%  
Percent international: 5.7%  
Female to Male ratio: 47:53  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 17:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Marketing
Social Sciences
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
ROTC, Navy
Semester At Sea
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Visiting/Exchange Student Program
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed Housing
Women's Housing
Apartments For Single Students
Fraternity/Sorority Housing
Special Housing For International Students
Men's Housing
Apartments For Married Students
Cooperative Housing
Special Housing For Disabled Students
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Campus Ministries
Concert Band
Jazz Band
Marching Band
Music Ensembles
Radio Station
Student Government
Symphony Orchestra
Choral Groups
Film Societies
International Students
Literary Magazine
Model U.N.
Musical Theater
Pep Band
Student Newspaper
Television Station

Fun Facts

  • Ranked #1 "Best Schools for Library and Information Studies"
  • Ranked #5 "Best Engineering Schools"
  • Voted #14 Major Frat and Sorority Scene
  • Ranked #4 "Best Graduate Accounting Program"
  • Ranked #15 "Best Public Universities"

Admissions Information

Like many other public institutions, the University of Illinois offers a distinct method of admissions. Similar to other state schools, it does not accept the Common Application but instead offers its own. In addition, while students may submit applications until January 2, the school offers a non-binding early action opportunity, in which students applying by November 1 will receive a decision as to their admission by mid-December.

UIUC admissions officials note that an applicant's class rank, application essay, secondary school record, standardized test scores, and GPA are the important considerations in the admissions decision process. Other factors include a student's extracurricular activities, work and volunteer experience, talent, and whether an applicant is a first-generation college student. Admissions officers will also consider a candidate's geographic location, racial/ethnic status, and state residency.

Admissions address: 901 West Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801-3028
Phone number: (217) 333-0302  
Fax number: (217) 244-4614  
Admissions Website: http://admissions.illinois.edu  
Email: admissions@illinois.edu  
Contact Person: Stacey Kostell, Director of Undergraduate Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 21,645  
Percent of applicants admitted: 70%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 2  
Early decision/action deadline: Early Action: November 1  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Essay
Standardized Test Scores

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes (SAT or ACT with Writing)  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Highest section scores across test dates  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 1836  
ACT code: 1154  
Learn more about other Midwest schools:
University of St. Thomas   Purdue   Notre Dame   Washington University  

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