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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,392 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 11 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

45% Women
55% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Ten Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $341,336)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $135,728)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 116 158 Yes -
Baseball 34 - Yes -
Basketball 13 27 Yes Yes
Football 109 - - -
Golf 9 10 - Yes
Gymnastics 18 13 Yes -
Soccer - 25 Yes Yes
Softball - 19 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - 36 Yes -
Tennis 9 9 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 21 Yes Yes
Wrestling 38 - - Yes
Adaptive Sports - - Yes Yes
Archery - - - Yes
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Beach Volleyball - - - Yes
Bowling - - Yes Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - - Yes
Cycling - - - Yes
Dance - - Yes Yes
Equestrian - - - Yes
Fencing - - Yes Yes
Field Hockey - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes Yes
Mountaineering/Climbing - - - Yes
Other Sports - - Yes Yes
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Rifle - - Yes Yes
Rodeo - - - Yes
Roller Hockey - - Yes Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes Yes
Skating - - Yes Yes
Swimming - - Yes Yes
Synchronized Swimming - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, Indoor - - Yes -
Track and Field, Outdoor - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Water Sports - - Yes Yes
Weight Lifting - - Yes Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 18.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.8%
Hispanic 10.3%
Non-resident alien 16.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.5%
Two or more races 2.9%
White/non-Hispanic 46.1%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
  • Student Film Society
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 74
Liquor Law Violation 40
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 12
Property Crime 30

Notable Alumni

  • Roger Ebert, Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic
  • Nick Offerman, actor
  • Tatyana McFadden, Paralympian medal winner
  • Nathan Gunn, opera singer
  • William Wegman, photographer
  • Dick Butkus, NFL football hall of famer
  • Dave Eggers, author
  • Temple Grandin, animal scientist
  • Jawed Karim and Steve Chen, co-founders of YouTube
  • Max Abramovitz, architect
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Amanda from Chicago, IL
  • 5
  • I cannot say whether or not the dorm life is exceptional because I am a transfer student and I moved in to a house off campus to save money. There…

  • Nov-30-2012 Read More
  • sophia from glenview, il
  • 5
  • despite the setbacks, there are many perks to residence hall life. the people you meet on your floor will likely become some of your closest friends throughout your entire college…

  • Jun-02-2016 Read More
  • Jasmine from Chicago, IL
  • 5
  • Honestly depends on where you stay, I stay at Wassaja which is the newest dorm and its beautiful. However my friends stay in FAR which isn't very nice.…

  • Dec-24-2016 Read More
  • Erin from Streamwood, IL
  • 5
  • Dorm life is what you make of it. It's a humbling experience for anyone, but it will no doubt provide you with lasting memories. The campus is currently building up…

  • Oct-14-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Pedro from Chicago, IL
  • Aug-10-2017 I am a current student here

    While the food is not 5 star restaurant quality there is always something for everyone, there are a variety of dining halls which can all be accessed as long as you have a meal plan with the university. If you don't like the menu available in your dorm's dining hall you can always check the dining hall app and see what is available at other dining halls.

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  • 5
  • Emily from Chicago, IL
  • Aug-03-2017 I am a current student here

    The Ike is the best place to eat because of the greater options and special events that happen.

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  • 4
  • Jessica from Champaign, IL
  • Jul-17-2017 I am a current student here

    There are a ton of different cultural restaurants to eat at on campus. You can get anything from American food, to Greek food, to Asian food, etc. Legends is a great place to eat with a wide variety of different food and drinks to choose from.

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  • 4
  • Naomi from Chicago, IL
  • Jun-21-2017 I am a current student here

    If you love to eat food in general then UIUC is great. If you have finer taste or get tired of the same meals then you may want to anticipate buying food for yourself every now and again.

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  • 4
  • Jeter from Chicago, IL
  • Jun-09-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The meal plans are good providing you with food and snacks throughout the day. You can eat at the local places on campus and there's many of them at that. I wouldn't recommend getting unlimited meals because it seems like a waste, who needs that much food? But that's my opinion. I suggest having your own money to the side encase you want something thats not on the menu but otherwise, you should be find with the food and dining options.

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  • 3
  • lyle from woodridge, il
  • Jun-11-2016 I am a current student here

    the hours that the dining halls are open can sometime be an inconvenience, and the food is not always of consistent quality. overall, the food can be tolerable to excellent. however, more variety or diversity in the food is needed.

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  • 3
  • sophia from glenview, il
  • Jun-02-2016 I am a current student here

    i am not going to lie, despite having one of the largest campus dining halls in the country, bigger does not always mean better. many of the meals are prepared by student staff workers under supervision. students are sometimes tired or lazy so the food is never perfect and you cannot count on the same dish being prepared exactly the same way every week. not all of the dining halls are of equal quality either. most students will agree that the ikenberry commons dining hall, far, and par dining halls are consistently better quality than the dining halls located in allen hall, isr, lincoln hall, and busey-evans. however, students are allowed to eat at any university housing dining hall using their university meal plan. despite these setbacks, i find that there are a lot of options for people with all types of dietary restrictions, from being vegetarian, to gluten free, to vegan, the school tries to take every dietary restriction into account. similarly, for people with allergies, the dining hall will make note of popular allergens contained in certain dishes. also, for people trying to count calories, those are also noted at each food station. something i did not know coming into college was that the dining hall works as an all-you-can-eat-per-meal system as are most university dining halls. something to mention are the specialty meals provided frequently throughout the year. for certain international special occasions, such as hanukkah, diwali, and chinese new year, the dining hall will announce that they are having themed a themed meal for the day. this is a simple way in which students are invited to explore new cultures, foods, and traditions through food and celebration.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kamel from Chicago, IL
  • Oct-11-2016 I am a current student here

    There are lots of fraternities and sororities on campus! One of the largest systems in the nation

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  • 0
  • sophia from glenview, il
  • Jun-02-2016 I am a current student here

    greek life is huge on campus. but, it is not unavoidable. if students are looking to get involved with greek life, they will be welcomed with open arms into one of our 60 fraternities or 37 sororities on campus. there are various types of fraternities and sororities for all types of students. the social fraternities and sororities provide the stereotypical "crazy" college experience. ranked as the #1 party school of 2015, we clearly do not mess around when we say crazy. for those involved in greek life, parties are frequent, during the week as well as over the weekends. 32% of the chapters on the university of illinois' campus are culturally based. these chapters allow students of similar cultural backgrounds, typically minority ethnicities, to connect with one another and grow a familial bond. there are also many religious based fraternities and sororities on campus - lutheran, catholic, christian, and jewish chapters. professional sororities and fraternities provide students with a resource to network and expand interest in their intended major. keep in mind that this is a university with a street commonly known to the student body as "frat row" and a recreational area commonly known as "frat park" for self-explanatory reasons. about 23% of the undergraduate population is involved in some way with greek life, but also remember that that means that 77% of the undergraduate population is not involved with greek life. if a student wants to get involved with greek life, there are plenty of opportunities here for them to do so. however, if a student chooses that they do not want to get involved, there is absolutely no pressure to do so and there are still plenty of other fun things to do on campus.

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  • 0
  • Ronald from Urbana, IL
  • Oct-14-2015 I am a current student here

    #1 Party School for a reason! As everyone says, but we do have a large greek community and partying is not the only thing the greek life has to offer.

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  • 0
  • Anon
  • Sep-17-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    About 26% of students go greek, s a large presence.

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  • 0
  • Tristan
  • Jan-12-2015 I am a current student here

    Second biggest greek system in the country, enough said.

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