University Of Illinois At Urbana Champaign

University Of Illinois At Urbana Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, also referred to as "U of I" or UIUC, is a public coeducational research university located in Urbana and Champaign, Illinois, United States. Originally established in 1867, the institution now grants admission to over 40,000 students every year. The school offers majors in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering.

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign's sports teams are known as the Fighting Illini. The official mascot was Chief Illiniwek, or 'The Chief', but this mascot was removed in 2007 due to controversies. The university offers sports programs in football, men's basketball, men's and women's tennis, and ice hockey.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
601 E John Street
Champaign , IL 61820-5711
General Phone: (217) 333-1000

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University of Illinois Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts2,206African studies, Asian studies, East Asian studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, area studies, African-American studies, linguistics, comparative literature, ...
Business and Management1,815business management, logistics, operations management, business administration, accounting, finance, labor relations, MIS, actuarial science, ...
Engineering1,428engineering, aerospace engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, ceramic engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, ...
Science923biology, biochemistry, biophysics, botany, cell biology, call and molecular biology, microbiology, entomology, physiology, ...
Therapy and Counseling591psychology, organizational psychology, educational psychology
Education and Teaching590curriculum and instruction, educational administration, social foundations of education, special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, agricultural teaching, art education, ...
Media393communication studies, mass communication, journalism, broadcast journalism, advertising
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy357nutrition sciences, parks and recreation studies, exercise science, athletic trainer, rehabilitation
Computer Science and Engineering348computer science, computer engineering
Agricultural Science and Management331agricultural economics, agricultural business, agricultural mechanization, agricultural journalism, food science
Architecture and Planning318architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, architectural services
Law256law, advanced legal research, comparative law
Mathematics222mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, statistics courses, systems science and theory, mathematics and computer science
Medical Administration197community health
Family and Social Work178family studies, community organization, public administration, social work
Animal Science and Care145animal science
Medical Support and Technology121audiology and speech pathology
Music120music, music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition, musicology, voice, jazz
Medicine119neuroscience, pre-veterinary, public health, veterinary medicine, veterinary sciences
Conservation and Resource Management86environmental science
Landscaping and Horticulture72ornamental horticulture, agronomy, horticultural science
Drama and Performing Arts62dance, drama
Design58industrial design, graphic design
Fine Arts56crafts and folk art, fine arts, art history and criticism, painting, sculpture
Religion and Philosophy48philosophy, religion
Photography and Commercial Art14photography, multimedia
Transportation13commercial pilot and flight crew

Number of programs and degrees for University of Illinois in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree7,314128
Master's degree2,655120
Doctor's degree75990
Post-master's certificate1810
First-professional degree3082
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years131

University of Illinois Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Illinois had a total enrollment of 42,326 students (44,063 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 53%
Women 47%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 71%
Graduate 27%
First Professional 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 61%
Black 6%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 11%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 13%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 31%
20-21 33%
22-24 15%
25-29 11%
30-34 5%
35-39 2%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)6%
State unknown1%

University of Illinois Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 93 %
Part-Time 64 %

University of Illinois Room and Board (2007)

University of Illinois offers campus housing for 8,554 of its 44,063 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Champaign, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

University of Illinois Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530660
SAT Math650750
ACT Verbal2532
ACT Math2634
ACT Composite2631

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT26%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT100%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Illinois Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,106
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 25,890
Room and board $ 8,764
Room charge $ 3,648
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,116
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,510

Financial Aid:
University of Illinois participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 177500)

University of Illinois Faculty

University of Illinois has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track316189
Non-tenured and not on tenure track248211

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year26$118,4886$130,141
Associate professorcalendar year15$108,6675$112,321
Assistant professorcalendar year14$86,87420$92,696
Instructorcalendar year3$53,2181*
Lecturercalendar year12$63,7407$49,537
No academic rankcalendar year2*4$43,688
All faculty totalcalendar year72$96,17643$88,090

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year647$130,054144$115,516
Associate professoracademic year348$84,797184$79,274
Assistant professoracademic year340$78,114204$70,453
Instructoracademic year14$42,99119$41,426
Lectureracademic year63$58,58572$54,605
No academic rankacademic year24$54,67729$49,305
All faculty totalacademic year1,436$101,545652$79,358

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Illinois Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big Ten Conference
Basketball Big Ten Conference
Baseball Big Ten Conference
Track Big Ten Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports51118169

University of Illinois Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, Other
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Architecture and Related Services, Other
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Finance, General
Labor and Industrial Relations
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Graphic Design
Industrial Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Latin Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Teacher Education
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technical Teacher Education

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Ceramic Sciences and Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics
Engineering, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Systems Engineering

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science
Ornamental Horticulture

Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)
Comparative Law (LLM, MCL, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Area Studies, Other
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Statistics, Other
Systems Science and Theory

Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Community Health and Preventive Medicine

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Pre-Veterinary Studies
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Voice and Opera

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemical Physics
Chemistry, General
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiology, General
Physics, General
Physiology, General

Therapy And Counseling
Educational Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, General

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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