University of Illinois Fast Facts
School mission (as provided by the school):
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the state’s flagship institution: a classic land grant university, dedicated to its traditional excellence…
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the state’s flagship institution: a classic land grant university, dedicated to its traditional excellence in education, research, and public engagement, and driven to innovate in each of these missions.
More than 2,000 Urbana-Champaign faculty members lead more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students in a process of discovery and learning in 17 colleges and schools and more than 80 research centers and labs.
Undergraduates make up three-quarters of the student population. Nearly 90 percent of the undergraduate students come from the 102 counties of Illinois, with the rest traveling to Illinois from all 50 states and more than 100 nations. All are highly qualified and choose between 150 undergraduate programs of study. The middle 50 percent of freshmen at Illinois score between 26 and 30 on the ACT, and these same students ranked between the 84th and 96th percentile in their high school graduating classes. Undergraduate students often travel around the globe through one of the top ten study abroad programs among major research institutions in the United States.
Location: Urbana-Champaign, IL (1 3/4 hours southeast of Chicago)
Number of Undergraduates: 31,500
Percentage of Black students: 6%
Percentage of Latino students: 7%
Overall 4 year graduation rate: 65%
Overall 5 year graduation rate: 81%
4 year Black graduation rate: 40%
5 year Black graduation rate: 63%
4 year Latino graduation rate: 48%
5 year Latino graduation rate: 67%
North Lawndale Alumni graduates: 3
North Lawndale Alumni persistence rate (returning to school beyond 4 semesters): 55%
Average % of financial need met: 69%
Estimated cost of attendance: $29,368
Average indebtedness at graduation: $21,500
Admission Contact: Lanier Zimmer
Alumni Network Contact: Brittany Bryant
Current Alumni who attend U of I:
- Tyesha McIntosh ’04
- Jessica Warren ’05
Academic Support/Admissions Programs:
- Educational Opportunities Program: Provides an opportunity for students whose ACT test scores or GPA might be below the traditional UIUC student profile. The EOP office will also assist students once they get on campus with academic, social, and financial supports.
- Office of Minority Student Affairs: Currently, OMSA coordinates more than a dozen programs and services to ensure the academic success of students who have been admitted to Illinois through the Educational Opportunities Program or the President’s Award Program, as well as underrepresented students, and those who are economically disadvantaged and/or first-generation college students. Services are available primarily to undergraduates at Illinois, as well as K-12 students in the local and Chicago school districts through the office’s Upward Bound College Prep Academy program.