University of Illinois--Springfield

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1 University Plaza

Springfield, IL 62703-5407

Phone: (217) 206-6600
2013-2014 Tuition
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rolling admission

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#28 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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University of Illinois--Springfield is a public institution that was founded in 1969. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,054, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 746 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Illinois--Springfield's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 28. Its in-state tuition and fees are $11,136 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $20,286 (2013-14).

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.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1969
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $12,098,396


When applying to University of Illinois--Springfield, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at University of Illinois--Springfield is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 56.4 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 56.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Illinois--Springfield is 12:1, and the school has 51 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; Communication, General; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; and Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 29%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 15%
Psychology, General 12%
Communication, General 8%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 8%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 8%

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Student Life

University of Illinois--Springfield has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,054, with a gender distribution of 48.9 percent male students and 51.1 percent female students. At this school, 28 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 72 percent of students live off campus. University of Illinois--Springfield is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 5,048
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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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

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Paying for School

At University of Illinois--Springfield, 69.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,373.

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In-state tuition and fees $11,136 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $20,286 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,300 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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