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University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC): Overview, Rankings, Fees & Courses

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Year of establishment1867
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Total International Students11084
Size of Campus in acres6370
Male/Female Ratio0.83
UG/PG Course Ratio0.99
Faculty/Student Ratio18
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 3 billion
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses11898 USD for 3 sharing (UG),14682 USD for 1 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses5234 USD (PG)
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Q:   What is the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign ranking?

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is globally renowned university and attracts bright minds from all over the globe. Listed below are the global UIUC rankings:

  • #64 in World University Rankings 2024 - QS World University Rankings
  • #35 in Best National Universities in US 2024 - US News & World Report Rankings
  • #12 in Top Public Schools 2024 - US News & World Report Rankings
  • #150 in Best Value Schools 2024 - US News & World Report Rankings 
  • #42 in World University Rankings 2023 - Times Higher Education (THE)
  • #45 in US College Rankings 2022 – Times Higher Education (THE)
  • #30 in World Reputation Rankings 2022 – Times Higher Education (THE)
 

Q:   How is life in the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign?

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University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is home away from home for all the students studying in the university. It is a very diverse and inclusive university, which offers a welcoming and vibrant environment to the international students willing to pursue their higher studies in USA. Attending the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is one of the best experiences. Some of the facilities provided on campus include furnished accommodation facilities with a variety of amenities, meals, cafés, convenience shops, food courts, libraries, student organizations and support services, and a variety of events, clubs to participate in.

Also, UIUC offers a variety of Student Organizations & Unions for candidates to join. Mentioned below are the facilities which make the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign an ideal study abroad option:

  • Student Union: With more than 800 registered students, the UIUC student union give them the opportunity to explore interests, network, learn about careers, find/develop a hobby, meet and befriend new people, join organizations, and contribute to their college life.
  • Housing: Students can live on-campus, that too in affordable prices.
  • Career Services: A variety of career services are offered to UIUC students such as resume building, interview preparations, mock interview sessions, feedback sessions, part-time job opportunites, help in securing jobs, and more.
 

Q:   What are some helpful tips for students starting their first semester in UIUC?

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University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is one of the best universities in USA and students across the world desire to study here. Listed below are some helpful tips for students starting their first semester in UIUC:

  • Academic Routine: Build a practical routine for studies and make use of the academic resources offered by UIUC.
  • Connect with Faculty: Students must build a healthy relationship with professors and is helpful with studies as well as job opportunities.
  • Co-curricular Activities: Participate in events, clubs, trips, community organisation, volunteering and more.
  • Gym & Fitness: Fitness freaks can make use of the equipments at UIUC in order to build a healthy routine for themselves.
  • Planning Finances: Since studying abroad is expensive, students must plan their budget and invest/spend their money mindfully while studying in UIUC.
 

Q:   How many international students study in UIUC?

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University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign houses a total of over 55,000 students. Out of these, graduates are close to 20,000 and undergraduates are more than 35,000 in number. International students represent 123 countries around the globe and contribute more than 10,000 to the total student population of UIUC.

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Headcount

Total Students

55,500 (approx)

Undergraduate Students

35,000 (approx)

Graduate Students

20,500 (approx)

Nationalities Represented

123

 

UIUC Scholarships 2024

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Q:   Does UIUC give scholarships to international students?

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Yes, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign offers a generous scholarships on the basis of academic merit to both their international undergraduate and graduate students. Students must note that no separate scholarship applications are required. Listed below are some details of the UIUC scholarships for international students:

Course LevelEligibility Criteria
UndergraduateAwarded by colleges or departments on the basis of the candidate's academic records.
Graduate
 

Q:   Is it expensive to study in UIUC?

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University of Illinois at Urbana Champiagn offers more than 100 undergraduate and over 150 graduate programs in various disciplines for their international students. Annual tuition fee required to pursue a degree course in UIUC is around 25-30L on an average, which can be considered expensive as a study abroad option. Students can refer to the table listed below for course specific fees requirements:

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
MS (58 courses)
INR 15 L - 33 L
BBA (21 courses)
INR 25 L - 36 L
B.E. / B.Tech (33 courses)
INR 28 L - 36 L
B.Sc. (32 courses)
INR 24 L - 33 L
MBA/PGDM (38 courses)
INR 17 L - 26 L
B.A. (36 courses)
INR 25 L - 28 L
MBA/PGDM (13 courses)
INR 16 L - 41 L
 

UIUC Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 75 - 90
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Spring1ˢᵗ Jun - 1ˢᵗ Dec 2024
Summer1ˢᵗ Dec 2024 - 15ᵗʰ Feb 2025
Winter1ˢᵗ Nov 2024
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Q:   How can an international student apply to UIUC?

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Prospective students can apply for UIUC admissions through the Common Application - Bachelor's courses or Official Application Portal - Master's courses. Listed below are the steps to apply for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign admissions:

  • Step 1: Log onto the application portal
  • Step 2: Pay the application fee
  • Step 3: Submit the official academic transcripts
  • Step 4: Submit SAT/ACT scores
  • Step 5: Submit all the relevant documents
  • Step 6: Submit the application
 

Q:   What is the application deadline for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign?

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Overseas applicants can apply for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign admissions through two application types: Early Action & Regular Decision. Listed below are the UIUC application deadlines for international students:

Application TypeApplication Deadlines
Early ActionNov 1, 2024
Regular DecisionJan 5, 2025
 

Q:   What is the UIUC acceptance rate?

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As per the data derived from unofficial sources, only 45 out of every 100 overseas applicants get enrolled as a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. This makes it a competitive university to get into, with the UIUC acceptance rate for international students of 45%. However, students must not feel discouraged and fulfill all UIUC admission requirements academic requirements, English language requirements & relevant documents in order to boost their chances of getting admitted in University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Note: The data is derived from unofficial sources and is subjected to changes.

 

UIUC Fees, Duration & Entry Requirements 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(58 courses)
INR 15 L - 33 L
Duration11 months-3 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 79 - 104, IELTS: 7 - 7.5, GRE
BBA(21 courses)
INR 26 L - 36 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL, SAT, IELTS
B.E. / B.Tech(33 courses)
INR 28 L - 36 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL, IELTS, SAT
B.A.(36 courses)
INR 26 L - 29 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL
MBA/PGDM(13 courses)
INR 17 L - 41 L
Duration9-42 months
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 79 - 103, IELTS: 7 - 7.5, GMAT
M.A.(38 courses)
INR 17 L - 26 L
Duration1 year-3 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 79 - 105
B.Sc.(32 courses)
INR 25 L - 34 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL, SAT, IELTS
MIM(12 courses)
INR 17 L - 41 L
Duration9-42 months
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 79 - 103, IELTS: 7 - 7.5, GMAT
M.Arch(11 courses)
INR 17 L - 26 L
Duration1 year-3 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 96 - 103, IELTS: 6.5 & Above
Others PG(13 courses)
INR 17 L - 25 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 103 - 104, IELTS: 6.5 & Above
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Q:   How can international students get into UIUC?

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In order to secure an enrolment, all international students are required to fulfill the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign admission requirements listed below:

  • Standard 10th marks in All India Secondary School Certificate or Indian Certificate of Secondary Education
  • Final marks in standard 12
  • 4-year bachelor’s degree / 3-year bachelor’s degree + 2-year master’s degree / 3-year bachelor’s degree + 1-2 year post-graduate diploma
  • Minimum 55% or GPA of 8.0 on a 10 point scale
  • Proof of English language requirements
 

Q:   Does the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign require IELTS?

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Yes, meeting the English language requirements is one of the major UIUC admission requirements for international students. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign accepts IELTS/TOEFL exam scores as proof of English language proficiency. Students can refer to the table below for minimum score requirements:

English Proficiency Exam

For Limited Status Admission with English as Second Language Placement Test

For Full Status Admission

TOEFL

79 - 102

102 or higher

IELTS

6.5 - 7.0

7.0 or higher

 

Q:   What GPA do you need to get into the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign?

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In order to get into the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, all Indian students require at least 55% scores or minimum GPA of 8.0 on a 10 point scale. Along with GPA, candidates must fulfill all the UIUC admission requirements such as academic qualifications, proof of English language proficiency, relevants documents and more in order to secure an admission in the university.

 

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Students Ratings & Reviews

4.4/5
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Vibe of Campus
  • Academically oriented
  • Friendly
  • Fun loving
  • Liberal
Student Views
  • 60% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships4.2
Part time work4.6
Post study jobs4.4
Quality of faculty5
Student Life5
Value for money4.2
Public transportation5
Safety4.4
Indian Food3.2
Permanent Immigration3.6
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Professional Master of Computer Science (MCS) - Batch of 2020
4.5
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
One of the best CS grad schools where I was able to make net positive money during my Masters!
Tips: Do not let cold weather be a reason for not joining UIUC, you get used to it. Apart from the thesis, there is no difference between MS and MS programme and both are considered the same for job applications but the thesis programme helps you improve your profile by getting to work with a professor on a research project. Computer Science programme has decent TA/RA opportunities and if you get one, you get 100% fee waiver and $2500 monthly stipend which is well above the monthly expenses. Post covid, intake to the professional MS programme has significantly increased from ~60 to ~300 resulting in a lot more competition to get a TA/RA.
Likes (Quality of faculty): UIUC has some of the best faculty in Computer Science, many times professors teach content that has been published in books by themselves. UIUC has many diverse professors, a very wide choice of course selection and a lot of flexibility in choosing courses.
Dislikes (Indian Food): Since Urban-Champaign is a college town, there are not that many Indian restaurants and for people who eat Jain food, there are hardly any food options outside. But there are many events in the department buildings where you can occasionally get free Pizzas.
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Master of Science in Systems and Entrepreneurial Engineering - Batch of 2022
5
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Best campustown in USA which gives you most bang for your buck compared to anywhere in states
Tips: Very accommodating culture. It will be the best experience of your life. Teachers are very knowledgeable. MS programme can be tailored to your liking where you can take courses from any department without much restrictions. This happened to be the best experience of my life.
Likes (Safety): Campustown is organized in a manner where all the students converge to Green Street where we have everything needed creating an awesome environment to meet new people and have fun. Cricket lovers can join Cricket Club of Illinois for a rewarding cricket experience and tons of tournaments in summer.
Dislikes (Public transportation): Faculty is very approachable and compassionate. After first semester most Masters student can find a RA or TA position. Try to meet with the faculty and show what drives you to do research and teaching and you will get a way around. The faculty is well-educated and mostly from universities ranked above UIUC.
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Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering - Batch of 2023
3.9
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
My Review on doing a Masters in UIUC
Tips: Since the university is in Illinois, the weather during the winters is brutal, which most Indians will find difficult to adapt to. Hence I advise you to buy proper winter clothes when winter approaches. The grocery stores on or near campus are also expensive, so you need to learn how to buy food in bulk without wasting anything. UIUC has a large diaspora of not only Indians but other nationalities as well, so socializing is necessary but not tedious. Despite this, feelings of loneliness can set in since everyone will be busy studying for their courses, which one should be prepared for.
Likes (Public transportation): The campus has a functional transportation service which is free for students of UIUC, with plenty of buses there to reach most parts of Champaign-Urban. Despite buses taking more time to reach the destination you wish to go to, the part that is already included in your tuition fees is convenient since one pays $60 as public transportation fees.
Dislikes (Value for money): Since I did my Masters in Aerospace Engineering, finding internships for myself was tedious due to ITAR. And unlike Indian institutes, we have to find internships by ourselves because most companies that come to the career fair look for US citizens only, though I would advise going to the career fair anyway to network.
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Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering - Batch of 2024
4.1
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Most people and faculty are friendly.
Tips: Champaign is the best town to live in for those coming to the US for the first time. Pros such as low rent, a friendly campus, etc. can be of help. I availed a Research Assistantship which resulted in a tuition fee waiver. Very satisfied with my courses and the University.
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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2026
4.3
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
You will be required to work hard.
Tips: UIUC is a work hard-play hard type of university. If you're into that, then definitely do apply! Also keep in mind that UIUC does not give out many scholarships to international students. The research opportunities are great here, along with more than 1000+ clubs and organizations.
Likes (Public transportation): The bus transportation system is one of the best in the country. The bus system is free for all students, and the bus network extends beyond the campus, to the surrounding Champaign-Urbana area. There are a number of buses, which means there's never a shortage or long waiting time on them. Buses are also more so generally they are quite on time.
Dislikes (Indian Food): There aren't many authentic versions of Indian dishes in the dining halls. Although, you could get Indian food in restaurants outside the campus. Some days, in particular dining halls such as ISR, Indian food is provided in the form of samosas or paneer, however I wouldn't rely on the authenticity.
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UIUC Job Outcomes

Top Recruiters

Google
Accenture
Nielson
Microsoft
Capital One
AT&T
Dell
Deloitte
Facebook
Goldman Sachs
IBM
caterpillar
Ford Motors
Motorola
Apple
Intel
Shell
Johnson Johnson
toyota
Lenovo
KimberleyClark
RedHat
Samsung
Whirlpool
Wipro
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Q:   What is the average salary offered to UIUC graduates?

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Students across the globe desire to study in the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign because of the profitable return on investment through UIUC placements. Listed below is the average salary offered to UIUC graduates:

Degree

Average Annual Salary

PhD

USD 140,000

Masters in Finance

USD 137,000

Doctorate

USD 127,000

MBA

USD 94,000

Bachelor (Other)

USD 85,000

Bachelor of Science

USD 81,000

 

UIUC Rankings 2024

A+Overall University Grade
by Shiksha
#51-100
#28
Business EconomicsC++
#90
Mechanical EngineeringA+
#4
#30
Chemical EngineeringA
#12
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Q:   What are the top-ranked University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign majors?

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign courses are ranked among the top courses across the world. Some of the top UIUC courses are Engineering & Technology, MS and Mathematics. Listed below are some of the top-ranked University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign majors:

Course Name (Ranking Category) 

Rank 2023 

MS  (Accounting & Finance) 

#51-100 

MS  (Engineering and Technology) 

#51-100 

MS  (QS - Mathematics Rankings) 

#19 

 

Q:   How are University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign MIM courses ranked?

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Some of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MIM programs have been ranked within the top courses in the country and worldwide. According to QS Rankings for MIM, UIUC is ranked at the spot #51-100 for Accounting & Finance and #19 for Engineering & Technology in 2023. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MIM have been ranked at #51-100 for Accounting & Finance and #31 and #26 for Engineering & Technology in 2022 and 2021, respectively.  

 

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Q:   Do universities in USA offer scholarships for international students?

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Opting to study abroad is a major step that student take for their career and managing the expenses including the tuition fee and living costs play a deciding factor in this decision. Here is where scholarships dive in and help students study in their dream college by cutting down a portion of their expenses. Here are some scholarships offered by the top universities in USA that are available for international students:

 

Q:   What are some of the top-ranked universities in USA?

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USA is one of the most popular countries for study abroad options for international students and is a hub of globally renowned universities. According to the QS World University Rankings 2024, some top universities in USA are Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard UniversityUniversity of Chicago, and many more. 

Given below is the list of top Universities in USA as mentioned in the prominent rankings.

University

QS Global Rankings 2024

US News & World Report Rankings for 2023-24

Massachusetts Institute of Technology University (MIT)

#1

#2

Harvard University

#4

#1

University of Chicago

#5

#3

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

#10

#4

University of Chicago

#11

#22

University of Pennsylvania

#12

#15

Princeton University

#13

#21

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

#15

#9

University of Pennsylvania

#16

#11

Princeton University

#17

#16

 

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Answered 6 months ago

Applications at UIUC open up on September 1 and the deadline for applying for priority admission is November 1. There is also regular admission deadline at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, which is January 5.

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Atul Mishra

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Answered 6 months ago

Yes, there is scope for getting admission at UIUC despite being in the waitlist. Applications will be assessed as and when the seats open up.

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Atul Mishra

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Answered 6 months ago

Freshmen at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign can be accommodated in any one of the 24 residential halls located in areas of - North, South, Ikenberry Commons North, Ikenberry Commons South.

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International students are not eligible for fee waivers while applying for admission at the University of Illionois at Urbana Champaign.

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Answered 6 months ago

First-year applicants can choose to apply to UIUC in one of three ways: myIllini, Coalition, or Common App. We don't give preference based on your application type. Only one first-year application is permitted per applicant, and the first submitted application is considered official.

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