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Study at 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.

Profile of University of Illinois At Urbana Champaign

Students attend University of Illinois in Champaign, IL, a small city. The school is a public institution. University of Illinois degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. University of Illinois is known for its programs in science, mathematics, and engineering.

University of Illinois Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 550. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 640 and 740.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at University of Illinois is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 42, 326 students at the school .

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at University of Illinois. The school offers students meal plans. University of Illinois values student athletics, and belongs to the Big East Conference and Big Ten Conference.

University of Illinois Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 939economics, English, political science, library science, speech and rhetoric, history, sociology, Spanish language, . . .
Business and Management1, 844accounting, finance, business management, labor relations, actuarial science, marketing studies, operations management, business and related services, . . .
Engineering1, 468electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, aerospace engineering, nuclear engineering, . . .
Science906call and molecular biology, chemistry, biological and biomedical sciences, physics, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, geology, . . .
Education and Teaching637elementary school teaching, music teaching, educational administration, technical teaching, special ed, social foundations of education, secondary teaching, art education, . . .
Therapy and Counselling538psychology, organizational psychology, educational psychology
Computer Science and Engineering402computer science, computer engineering
Media349advertising, journalism, mass communication, broadcast journalism, communication studies
Architecture and Planning344architectural services, architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy326exercise science, parks and recreation studies, nutrition sciences, rehabilitation
Agricultural Science and Management260food science, agricultural business, agricultural mechanization, agricultural journalism, agricultural economics, agriculture
Law250law, advanced legal research, comparative law
Mathematics225mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics, mathematics and computer science, statistics courses
Family and Social Work204social work, family studies, community organization, public administration, family and consumer science
Medical administration153community health
Animal Science and Care131animal science
Medicine121veterinary medicine, veterinary sciences, neuroscience, pre-veterinary
Medical Support and Technology95audiology and speech pathology
Music95music, music performance, voice, music theory and composition, musicology, jazz, music history and theory
Conservation and Resource Management84environmental science, forestry
Fine Arts75art history and criticism, painting, fine arts, crafts and folk art, sculpture
Drama and Performing Arts59drama, dance
Design53industrial design, graphic design
Landscaping and Horticulture49agronomy, horticultural science, ornamental horticulture
Religion and Philosophy36philosophy, religion
Photography and Commercial Art11photography
Transportation5commercial pilot and flight crew

Contact: University of Illinois

University of Illinois At Urbana Champaign

601 E John Street

Champaign, IL 61820-5711

General Phone: (217) 333-1000


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