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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (Champaign, IL)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 28%
Applicants who took ACT: 78%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 49%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 23%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 71%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 20%
SAT I Math score 700+: 76%
SAT I Math score 600+: 96%
ACT score 24-29: 44%
ACT score 30-36: 48%
ACT score 24+: 92%
Students applied: 35,822
Students admitted: 21,150
Admission rate: 59%
Students per faculty: 18
4-year graduation rate: 69%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 32,959
Full-time enrolled men: 17,765
Full-time enrolled women: 13,977
Part-time enrolled men: 803
Part-time enrolled women: 414
Freshmen retained: 94%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $12,036
Fees (in state): $3,590
Tuition (out of state): $27,196
Fees (out of state): $3,590
Room and board: $11,010
Est. book expense: $1,200
Total cost (in state): $27,836
Total cost (out of state): $42,996
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$14,245
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$23,100
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$29,405
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$38,260
Average debt at graduation: $23,808

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 64%
Average need-based aid: $13,591
Average non-need-based aid: $4,736

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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