University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
51,605
Total Number of Undergrads
34,120
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
38%
20-39 Students
34%
40-99 Students
17%
100+ Students
9%
0
100
70%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
85%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
94%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
50%
49%
Ethnicity

African American
7%
Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
White
74%
Hispanic
3%
Multi-Racial
1%
Unknown
1%

What Students Are Saying

3.99 Average Rating
like i said earlier, this is a school where you need to be able to apply yourself academically. courses can be challenging and the homework load may be heavier than it was in high school depending on where you went high school. there are some notably easier classes on campus - which is a majority of the classes most freshmen students take - to fulfill certain general education requirements. for students looking for an academic challenge, you will be pleasantly surprised. many classes are presented in a fashion where you must do a lot of self-teaching, which can put a lot of pressure on a student. despite this, it is still possible to succeed, as many class grades are based on a curve. a typical class grade will be composed of daily or weekly homework grades, class participation, 5-10 quizzes, 2-3 midterms, and a final exam. course syllabi are handed out at the beginning of the semester and should always be referenced for important dates and deadlines. some professors quite honestly seem to forget that students have more than one class each semester and all load up a lot of assignments right before midterms, school breaks, and finals week. it is very likely that you may have more than one midterm or final exam scheduled for the same day, in which case you may say that the university is very academically challenging. however, in the case where you have 3 exams scheduled within a 24-hour time period, the university will allow you to change the time of one of the three exams to help reduce stress.
sophia from glenview, il
I am in the Animal Sciences program (Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and Medicine) and it is very demanding and rigorous. I believe that UIUC wants serious medical students that are willing to put in the time and effort to save lives. I recommend any of the science programs offered at UIUC for any person that is willing to work!
Amanda from Chicago, IL