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University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield, IL, USA
3.75 Average Rating

The University of Illinois at Springfield is a 4-year public institution and a campus of the U of I system in Illinois’s state capital. UIS is home to colleges of Business, Liberal Arts, Education, and Public Affairs conferring undergraduate degrees in 31 academic majors. In addition to classroom work, the Communication Department utilizes campus radio station STAR One as a working lab. Throughout the year, UIS schedules a number of all-campus social events from the Chancellor’s Picnic to Springfest.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
65%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
90%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
94%
Submitting ACT
5%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1068
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
5,428
Total Number of Undergrads
2,959
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
63%
20-39 Students
35%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
33%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
49%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,566
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,493
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,180
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,600
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
80%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
92%
Average Aid Per Year
$12,449
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
92%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,029
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$12,449

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
55%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,449
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,793
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$194
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
88
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
30%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Prairie Stars
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Springfield
Chicago
Saint Louis
Peoria
Decatur
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
50%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.75 Average Rating
University of Illinois at Springfield is a smart school feel with educated teachers and students. There are wonderful majors here. The graduation rate is high and the students here are amazing.
Destiny from Springfield, IL
UIS is one of the greatest colleges I've ever known. The academic resources are amazing. The overall campus life here is just outstanding.
Claude from Chicago, IL
The University of Illinois at Springfield is a great school. It is located in the rural section of Illinois. It has a very friendly environment and it's a great place to learn.
Omar from Aurora, IL
UIS is a small campus in central Illinois which gives it it's warm and welcoming atmosphere with professors that are willing to help. This newer campus was constructed with accessibility and safety in mind combining the use of user friendly technology/warning systems and underground walkways connecting the main buildings on campus which double as storm shelters. Even though it is considered the smaller campus of the U of I system, it is always looking to expand and improve course offerings and I am glad I chose UIS.
Michael from Shelbyville, IL
Small class size and small campus. An easy walk from one side of campus to another. Get involved right away during welcome week. If you manage your time and your classes then you will be fine.
Samia from Springfield, IL
University of Illinois at Springfield is a student friendly campus. It is a safe campus with little crime, lots to do, academically rewarding and a nice place to live.
Christina from Saint Charles, IL