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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
32,959
Total Undergrads
Including 1,217 Part-time
6,927
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 11 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

44% Women
56% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Big Ten Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

9
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $341,336)
10
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $135,728)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 49 35 Yes -
Baseball 40 - Yes -
Basketball 15 13 Yes Yes
Football 118 - - -
Golf 8 8 - Yes
Gymnastics 19 15 Yes -
Soccer - 29 Yes Yes
Softball - 25 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - 29 Yes -
Tennis 12 11 Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country 10 10 Yes -
Volleyball - 17 Yes Yes
Wrestling 31 - - 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 -
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Water Sports - - Yes Yes
Weight Lifting - - Yes Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.4%
Hispanic 8.7%
Non-resident alien 16.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.6%
Two or more races 2.6%
White/non-Hispanic 50.3%
Disabilities
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
Living
  • 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
Other
  • 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
  • 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
  • Morgan from McHenry, IL
  • 5
  • Dorm life itself has always been fun and relaxing for me. My roommate and I get along, and our floor Resident Adviser is more than helpful. She gave us candy…

  • Jan-16-2014 Read More
  • Melisa from Naperville, IL
  • 3
  • Your room, unless you live in Nugent, will be very small. The temperatures of the room is not controlled by you, but you will get to meet a bunch of…

  • Dec-26-2014 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 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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  • 4
  • B from Evergreen Park, IL
  • Feb-18-2016 I am a past student here

    Private Housing had bad food- but the rest of campus dorms have some pretty great options. Take advantage of all the great local restaurants too

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  • 3
  • Christin from Mount Carmel, IL
  • Jan-22-2016 I am a current student here

    I haven't eaten at a dining hall, but the Union is a good place to stop by for food (though it's a little expensive!) between classes. They have a variety of places from starbucks to qdoba.

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  • 3
  • Rachel from Roodhouse, IL
  • Oct-03-2015 I am a current student here

    The dining hall offers a wide variety of food for every one. They are very accommodating to each person's dietary needs.

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  • 4
  • Anon
  • Sep-17-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    A lot of options, but not very many are very good. People say PAR (Pennsylvania Avenue Residence) has the best food on campus, but is far from other halls. Good thing is though, you can go to any dinin hall on campus as a student.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 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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  • 0
  • Kavita from Palatine, IL
  • Jan-06-2015 I am a current student here

    Personally I am not part of Greek Life but my roommate is. I know that she enjoys it a lot. The Greek Life really helps support the community even though they can get a bit crazy sometimes. From everyone that participates in it, I know that they love it.

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  • 0
  • Danya from Chicago, IL
  • Aug-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Very Big on campus. All kinds of frats and sororities that can be joined. U of I takes Greek life seriously.

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  • 0
  • Lauren from Naperville, IL
  • Jul-23-2014 I am a past student here

    U of I has one of the biggest Greek Campuses in the country. Not just socially, though, they also have many academic and club oriented fraternities. I was not personally in one so I cannot comment much about them. It did seem that my friends who were in them enjoyed them thoroughly, but all agreed that they required a lot of time.

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