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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,392 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 11 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

46% Women
54% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Ten Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $341,336)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $135,728)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 61 76 Yes -
Baseball 33 - Yes -
Basketball 15 14 Yes Yes
Football 107 - - -
Golf 10 8 - Yes
Gymnastics 22 20 Yes -
Soccer - 31 Yes Yes
Softball - 25 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - 37 Yes -
Tennis 11 9 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 16 Yes Yes
Wrestling 38 - - Yes
Adaptive Sports - - Yes Yes
Archery - - - Yes
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Beach Volleyball - - - Yes
Bowling - - Yes Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - - Yes
Cycling - - - Yes
Dance - - Yes Yes
Equestrian - - - Yes
Fencing - - Yes Yes
Field Hockey - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes Yes
Mountaineering/Climbing - - - Yes
Other Sports - - Yes Yes
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Rifle - - Yes Yes
Rodeo - - - Yes
Roller Hockey - - Yes Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes Yes
Skating - - Yes Yes
Swimming - - Yes Yes
Synchronized Swimming - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, Indoor - - Yes -
Track and Field, Outdoor - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Water Sports - - Yes Yes
Weight Lifting - - Yes Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 18.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.9%
Hispanic 11.8%
Non-resident alien 15.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.9%
Two or more races 3.3%
White/non-Hispanic 43.9%
Percent of students with disability 4.5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
  • Student Film Society
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 74
Liquor Law Violation 40
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 12
Property Crime 30

Notable Alumni

  • Roger Ebert, Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic
  • Nick Offerman, actor
  • Tatyana McFadden, Paralympian medal winner
  • Nathan Gunn, opera singer
  • William Wegman, photographer
  • Dick Butkus, NFL football hall of famer
  • Dave Eggers, author
  • Temple Grandin, animal scientist
  • Jawed Karim and Steve Chen, co-founders of YouTube
  • Max Abramovitz, architect
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Amanda from Chicago, IL
  • 5
  • I cannot say whether or not the dorm life is exceptional because I am a transfer student and I moved in to a house off campus to save money. There…

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  • sophia from glenview, il
  • 5
  • despite the setbacks, there are many perks to residence hall life. the people you meet on your floor will likely become some of your closest friends throughout your entire college…

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  • Jasmine from Chicago, IL
  • 5
  • Honestly depends on where you stay, I stay at Wassaja which is the newest dorm and its beautiful. However my friends stay in FAR which isn't very nice.…

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  • Mary
  • 3
  • The dorm I lived in my freshman year (PAR) didn't have air conditioning and the bathrooms were shared. This wasn't my first choice of dorms (it was actually my last…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Mary
  • I am a current student here

    I would best describe the food at most of the dining halls as average and what you would expect from dining halls. I did appreciate having many dining halls spread out across campus, but I thought there could've been a wider variety of options. I was lucky enough to live next to the best dining hall on campus which had pretty good food every week. The biggest problem was only having a certain time span in which you could go eat. There were a la carte options near some dining hall locations, some with hot food and others with just snacks, but I always wished there would be more of a restaurant style dining option in which I could use my credits. Overall, I think there could be improvements to the set up of the dining options for students, but I did miss having food readily available by the time I moved into an apartment.

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  • 3
  • Mercedes
  • I am a current student here

    All dining halls offer different meals. But they repeat monthly or weekly. Ike offers many different types of food and is well kept.

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  • 4
  • Lillian from Urbana, IL
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    For the first year in the dorms, look around to find good food. Restaurants and cafes in the area are pretty good-- especially Monolos and Mary Ann's diner.

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  • 3
  • Brandon from Burbank, IL
  • I am a current student here

    There is a wide variety of food among all the choices of dining halls but many are definitely below average. Whatever you have a taste for, whether it be as simple as pizza or a cultural food native to your heritage, it's out there somewhere. There are also late-night options for when you get cravings at a dining hall open from 8PM-Midnight or go to an A La Carte location to pick up snacks.

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  • 5
  • Leslie from Franklin Park, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Dining is ok depending on where you stay; the best thing about UIUC is that it is a college town so you can literally walk down Green street and find anything good to eat from pizza to mexican to italian to chinese we have it all.

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  • 4
  • Pedro from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    While the food is not 5 star restaurant quality there is always something for everyone, there are a variety of dining halls which can all be accessed as long as you have a meal plan with the university. If you don't like the menu available in your dorm's dining hall you can always check the dining hall app and see what is available at other dining halls.

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  • 4
  • Jessica from Champaign, IL
  • I am a current student here

    There are a ton of different cultural restaurants to eat at on campus. You can get anything from American food, to Greek food, to Asian food, etc. Legends is a great place to eat with a wide variety of different food and drinks to choose from.

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  • 4
  • Naomi from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    If you love to eat food in general then UIUC is great. If you have finer taste or get tired of the same meals then you may want to anticipate buying food for yourself every now and again.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Mary
  • I am a current student here

    I am not in Greek life, but about 50% of the student population at UIUC is. I have many friends in Greek houses, and they all love their organizations, but I don't feel like I missed out on anything by not being in a sorority. UIUC is so diverse and has so many different student organizations that I never felt the need to join Greek life. If you are wanting to be involved in Greek life, there are a lot of houses to choose from and most of the people I know in Greek life are very friendly.

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  • 0
  • Brandon from Burbank, IL
  • I am a current student here

    With 48 fraternities and 33 sororities on campus, you can find somewhere that fits your style. In the fall, you'll either hear all the sororities doing satanic chants everywhere or for a fraternity, you'll see students doing stupid pledge-tasks somewhere on campus. With over 40,000 students, you can find somewhere to fit. Even I did!

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  • 0
  • Leslie from Franklin Park, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is very important to this campus. They don't play around you will see so many people involved in Greek life and it is really a brotherhood and sisterhood that means a lot to a lot of people here.

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  • 0
  • sophia from glenview, il
  • I am a current student here

    greek life is huge on campus. but, it is not unavoidable. if students are looking to get involved with greek life, they will be welcomed with open arms into one of our 60 fraternities or 37 sororities on campus. there are various types of fraternities and sororities for all types of students. the social fraternities and sororities provide the stereotypical "crazy" college experience. ranked as the #1 party school of 2015, we clearly do not mess around when we say crazy. for those involved in greek life, parties are frequent, during the week as well as over the weekends. 32% of the chapters on the university of illinois' campus are culturally based. these chapters allow students of similar cultural backgrounds, typically minority ethnicities, to connect with one another and grow a familial bond. there are also many religious based fraternities and sororities on campus - lutheran, catholic, christian, and jewish chapters. professional sororities and fraternities provide students with a resource to network and expand interest in their intended major. keep in mind that this is a university with a street commonly known to the student body as "frat row" and a recreational area commonly known as "frat park" for self-explanatory reasons. about 23% of the undergraduate population is involved in some way with greek life, but also remember that that means that 77% of the undergraduate population is not involved with greek life. if a student wants to get involved with greek life, there are plenty of opportunities here for them to do so. however, if a student chooses that they do not want to get involved, there is absolutely no pressure to do so and there are still plenty of other fun things to do on campus.

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  • 0
  • Ronald from Urbana, IL
  • I am a current student here

    #1 Party School for a reason! As everyone says, but we do have a large greek community and partying is not the only thing the greek life has to offer.

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