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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1867
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 31,472
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $893,869,680
Admissions Address

601 E. John Street
Champaign, IL 61820-5711



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: January 2
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Stacey Kostell
Admissions office telephone: (217) 333-0302
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 2
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History 0 N/A
Academic electives 2 N/A
Total academic units 15 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 12
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Important
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 65%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 65%
Total applicants: 22,367
Total acceptances: 14,438
Total freshman enrollment: 7,172
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


Male applicants: 11,798
Male acceptances: 7,225
Male freshman enrollment: 3,644
Female applicants: 10,569
Female acceptances: 7,213
Female freshman enrollment: 3,528
Out-of-state freshmen: 7%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,116
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 601
Students enrolled from waiting list: 55


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 55%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 96%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 99%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 77%
Average high school GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 25%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 540 - 670
Math: 620 - 740
Combined: 1160 - 1410


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 14.5% 44.6%
600-699 42.2% 39.1%
500-599 30.1% 13.4%
400-499 11.7% 2.6%
300-399 1.4% 0.3%
200-299 0.1% 0.0%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 100%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 25 - 31
Math: 26 - 32
Composite: 25 - 30


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 33.2% 40.6% 43.2%
24-29 54.2% 43.1% 43.2%
18-23 11.8% 14.5% 11.3%
12-17 0.8% 1.6% 1.9%
6-11 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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