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University of Illinois--Springfield is a public institution that was founded in 1969. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,112, its setting is city, and the campus size is 746 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Illinois--Springfield's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 22. Its in-state tuition and fees are $10,865 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $20,015 (2012-13).
University of Illinois—Springfield is located in the state capital, about 90 miles northeast of St. Louis. Students at Illinois Springfield, as it is known, can choose from nearly 25 undergraduate programs and about 20 master’s degree programs, including those in the colleges of business and public affairs and administration. Outside the classroom, Illinois Springfield students can participate in more than 80 organizations and the university’s numerous campus events. Each year, there are three Late Nite events at Illinois Springfield, when students gather and play games based on themes such as the Olympics and Las Vegas.
Student athletes can play for the Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars varsity sports teams, which are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference and compete in more than 10 sports. Notable University of Illinois—Springfield alumni include Gordon Heddell, inspector general for the U.S. Department of Defense, and Dana Perino, former White House press secretary for President George W. Bush.
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University of Illinois Springfield is a campus of the world-class University of Illinois offering innovative, high-quality liberal arts & sciences education, professional programs at undergraduate and graduate levels, and an extensive array of internships and opportunities to engage in public affairs. The learning environment is intellectually rich, with class sizes that foster student-faculty collaboration. Located in the state capital, UIS provides students in government and public service majors with extraordinary opportunities to study and work in the living laboratory that is state government. UIS is also a national leader in the delivery of high quality online education, and its College of Business & Management is accredited by AACSB.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of Illinois--Springfield, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at University of Illinois--Springfield is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 60.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||60.1%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Illinois--Springfield is 13:1, and the school has 50.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Illinois--Springfield include: Business Administration and Management, General; Psychology, General; Computer Science; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; and Communication, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.0 percent.
University of Illinois--Springfield has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,112, with a gender distribution of 47.5 percent male students and 52.5 percent female students. At this school, 27.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 73.0 percent of students live off campus. University of Illinois--Springfield is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
University of Illinois--Springfield offers a number of student services including women's center, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Illinois--Springfield also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Illinois--Springfield.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of Illinois--Springfield, 67.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,289.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$10,865 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$20,015 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,000 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data