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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, Illinois
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Overview
Public
32,540 Undergraduates
60% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Public
Region: Midwest
Size: Big
Doctoral
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
601 E John Street
Champaign, Illinois
61820-5711
(217) 333-1000
www.illinois.edu/

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, one of the top 60 colleges in the nation, is a public research university, as well as the flagship school for the University of Illinois system. It was founded in 1862 and is the second oldest public university in Illinois. The campus, which is 1,783 acres, is in the twin cities Champaign and Urbana. The school’s motto is “Learning and Labor.” Thirty Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with the University. Notable alumni include Jawed Karim – a co-founder of YouTube and the first person to upload a video to the site, Steve Chen – another YouTube co-founder, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, actor Nick Offerman, professor Temple Grandin, actress Arden Cho and PayPal co-founder Max Levchin. The school’s colors are orange and blue, and its mascot was the controversial Chief Illiniwek. Its sporting affiliation is NCAA Division I FBS – Big Ten, and the 21 varsity sports offered there include men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football and wrestling, and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, softball and tennis. The University of Illinois has the largest collection of books in any U.S.-based university, and Illinois chemical engineering graduates came up with products like Cheerios, Tide, Kleenex and Budweiser.

Location

Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. The city is 135 miles south of Chicago, 124 miles west of Indianapolis, Indiana, and 178 mi northeast of St. Louis, Missouri. The United States Census Bureau estimates the city was home to 87,432 people as of July 1, 2017. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
55%

Men

45%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

1365

New Transfer Students

Admissions
60%

Acceptance Rate

33%

Enrollment Yield

1285-1480

SAT Range

38,093

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$16,683

Typical Cost

$31,194

Out-Of-State (published)

$15,074

In-State (published)

63%

Recieve Financial Aid

90%

Have Loans

$18,750

Median Debt

Academics
20.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

26

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

829

Doctorates Awareded

Accounting

Top Major

30

Faculty Awards

56

National Academy Members

525

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard, dining options depend on housing plan

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 1,600 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, over 90 total organizations

Party Scene:

Notable, known as one of the top party schools
Athletics
Football Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Basketball Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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