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Urbana University is a private institution that was founded in 1850. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,108, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 128 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Urbana University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $21,566 (2012-13).
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Urbana University emphasizes excellence in classroom instruction in a small university setting. More than 70 percent of our professors hold a Ph.D. or a terminal degree in their field. No instruction holds less than a master's degree. Urbana University is not a campus of classrooms of hunderds of students, where students get behind in their course work and are lost in a sea of faces. Out student-to-teach ratio of 13 to 1 means that Urbana students can receive the individual attention they need to get the most out of their course work and help them succeed in college and after graduation. Urbana students also have the opportunity to participate in athletics or take leadership roles in any of the wide variety of campus groups and activities. Service Learning is a part of our curriculum. Through Service Learning, students get involved in projects that benefit the communities in the area. They also have the opportunity to intern or volunteer at area businesses or agencies, thereby gaining practical experience in their field of study that can be invaluable in starting their career.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Swedenborgian Church|
When applying to Urbana University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 23. The application fee at Urbana University is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||64.4%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 23|
The student-faculty ratio at Urbana University is 17:1, and the school has 77.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Urbana University include: Elementary Education and Teaching; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; Sport and Fitness Administration/Management; and Community Organization and Advocacy. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 56.0 percent.
Urbana University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,108, with a gender distribution of 54.2 percent male students and 45.8 percent female students. Urbana University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Urbana University offers a number of student services including placement service, health service, and health insurance. Urbana University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Urbana University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Urbana University.
|Students who have cars on campus||75%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Urbana University, 36.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $11,209.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$21,566 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,120 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data