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Located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a land-grant institution that strives to 'sustain and enhance its quality in teaching, research, public service, healthcare, and economic development'.

Key Facts


  • #35 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2024
  • #12 in Top Public Schools
  • #17 in Business Programs
  • #2 in Accounting
  • #5 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • #3 in Civil Engineering

Year founded

  • 1867

School type

  • Public, coed, no religious affiliation

Latest undergraduate enrollment

  • 34,779

Latest graduate enrollment

  • 21,828

Student-faculty ratio

  • 21:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 60%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT between 1330 and 1530 / ACT 29-34

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.60

International student population

  • 12.8%

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.27 – 3.92

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 58%

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $63,515

Popular majors

  • Engineering; Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Communication, Journalism and Related Programs; Agriculture and Related Sciences 

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $36,068-$43,894/$13,938


About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, College of Applied health Sciences, College of Education, Grainger College of Engineering, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Division of General Studies, Gies College of Business, School of Labor and Employment Relations, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Information Sciences, College of Media, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, School of Social Work, College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • With over 1,000 registered clubs and organizations, there is never a dull moment at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • UIUC’s library is one of the largest public university libraries in the world — having more than 24,000,000 items and welcoming 1,000,000+ visitors to the online catalog every week, the library is an excellent academic resource for students
  • Support 21 NCAA teams in the 11 major sports facilities including Memorial Stadium, State Farm Center, Atkins Tennis Center, Huff Hall, Illinois Field, Eichelberger Field, Illinois Track and Soccer Stadium, and the Demirijian Gold Practice Facility
  • Home to more than 9,000 works of art, 46000+ artifacts, four theaters and four cultural centers
  • More than 150 undergraduate and over 100 graduate and professional programs
  • Famous alumni include Steven Chen and Jawed Karim, internet entrepreneurs best known for having founded video sharing website YouTube; Yi Gang, Governor of the People’s Bank of China and former Director of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange
Kings alumni at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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