Rank: 22

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, ILwww.illinois.edu/
Median SAT/ACT
1390/29
Enrollment
34,382
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is steadily building its reputation as a stellar research institution. The university is among the top 15 public schools on the National Science Foundation's list of high research spenders, and its strongest academic programs include accounting, several types of engineering, and physics. Students also have access to the country's second largest university library system....
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$31,400
% of students who get any grants
51%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$18,200
Average price for low-income students
$6,900
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
83%
% of need met
64%
% of students who get merit* grants
12%
Average merit grant
$5,000
student success
Graduation rate
85%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$19,000
Average salary within 5 years
$57,700
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
N/A
admissions
Acceptance rate
66%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1390/29
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
2-Jan

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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