Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
- Fewer than 20 Students: 38%
- 20 to 49 Students: 43%
- 50 or More Students: 19%
Continuing Professional: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): Yes
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
- College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences
- College of Applied Health Sciences
- College of Business
- College of Education
- College of Engineering
- College of Fine and Applied Arts
- College of Law
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- College of Media
- College of Medicine
- College of Veterinary Medicine
- Institute of Aviation
- Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations
- School of Social Work
- Bachelor's degree
- Doctorate - Professional practice
- Doctorate - Research/scholarship
- Master's degree
- Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
- Accounting: 3%
- Cellular and Molecular Biology: 2%
- Economics and Econometrics: 2%
- Psychology: 2%
Special Study Options
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Best Places to Study
- Grainger Engineering Library
- Illini Union
- Main or Undergrad Library
Tips to Succeed
- Be smart about when you do and do not go to class.
- Don't be mean to your teachers just because you think you pay them.
- Don't take an unfair grade lying down.
- Get a job. It will break up your day, and the extra cash is great to use to check out all the cool things on campus.
- Get involved in something (or a few things) and branch out! You're here primarily for school, but joining a sorority or fraternity can give you a very unique experience.
- Go to the library.
- Make a calendar and be sure to check it twice a week or so, if not more often. This is really important if your classes or assignments are online. I know I've made the mistake of not checking a due date for online quizzes.
- Participate in class and get to know your professors. Go in to their office hours to get help even if you don't really need it.
- Realize that going out and getting drunk is a trade-off; it is not always worth being hung over in class on a Wednesday. Decide when you need to study and when you really want to go out.
- Study in between classes. Don't just waste your time napping. It's better to work now, and then play later.
- Turn off your cell phone in class. Who are you, Paris Hilton?
Did You Know?
- U of I offers Discovery Courses for all freshmen. These classes are small and geared towards first-year students. Instead of being overwhelmed by a huge lecture class in their freshman year, students can participate in class and have one-on-one discussions with the teacher.
- The Writers' Workshop offers free writing help for all students. You can walk in with a rough draft and walk out with a polished paper, free of grammatical errors and writing goofs.
- U of I offers winter courses abroad through the department of LAS, with $500 scholarships offered to all LAS students. Courses abroad are a chance for adventuresome students to explore a foreign city while meeting like-minded undergrads. Courses abroad offered in 2008 included Paris, France; Salvador, Brazil; Istanbul, Turkey; Delhi, India; and Burkina Faso.
- U of I boasts the third largest academic library in North America, topped only by Yale and Harvard. This makes it the largest public university library in existence.
- Vodafone, one of the largest mobile telecommunications network companies in the world, recently donated a $3.3 million grant to the College of Engineering, naming it one of the best engineering programs in the country.