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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Computer Science Programs

Located in Champaign, Illinois, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

382 Undergraduate Degrees
469 Graduate Degrees
$39,248 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
62% Acceptance Rate

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rankings

We have ranked UIUC as #31 out of 408 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 13 colleges in Illinois, it is ranked at #2.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UIUC has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Most Popular Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UIUC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Most Popular Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Information Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Information Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UIUC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#24 Best Computer Science Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#26 Best Colleges for Computer Science College Factual
#32 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#33 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#68 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#107 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?

Location of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contact details for UIUC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 601 E John Street, Champaign, IL 61820-5711
Phone: 217-333-1000
Website: www.illinois.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/illinois.edu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Illinois_Alma

How Do I Get Into UIUC?

You can apply to UIUC online at: admissions.illinois.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for UIUC

Submission Required?
High School GPA neither required nor recommended
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UIUC?

62% Acceptance Rate
48% Of Accepted Are Women
22% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at UIUC is 62%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 52% of accepted students are men and 48% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 57%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.

Average Test Scores

About 22% of students accepted to UIUC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 630 and 710. Math scores were between 710 and 790.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 630 to 710 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 710 to 790 )
200
800
UIUC received ACT scores from 85% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 33. Math scores were between 25 and 33. Composite scores were between 26 and 32.

ACT English Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 25 to 33 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 25 to 33 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  ( 26 to 32 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?

$39,248 Net Price
40% Take Out Loans
1.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UIUC is $39,248. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UIUC, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $6,816 a year. That adds up to $27,264 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UIUC is 1.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Undergraduate Student Diversity

32,854 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 34,120 undergraduate students at UIUC, with 32,854 being full-time and 1,266 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UIUC

There are also 17,485 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 32,854 full-time undergraduates at UIUC, 53% are male and 47% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UIUC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UIUC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6,250
Black or African American 2,071
Hispanic or Latino 4,229
White 14,007
International Students 4,931
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,366

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 116 countries are represented at UIUC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

4,767 Took All Classes Online
17,270 Took At Least One Class Online
35.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 30 master’s degree programs available online at UIUC. In 2017-2018, 17,270 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UIUC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 3rd most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UIUC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was 35.4%. This is the #373 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UIUC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UIUC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer Science 13%
Computer Science 13%
General Information Science 56%
Information Science 56%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UIUC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UIUC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Information Science #6
General Information Science #6
Computer Science #12
Computer Science #12

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Science 348 286 42 676
General Information Science 0 132 9 141
Other Computer & Information Sciences 34 0 0 34
TOTAL 382 418 51 851

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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