University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

UIUC Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: 601 East John St., Champaign
  • State: Illinois
  • Institution: Public
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Semester
  • Retention Rate: 94%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 35,564
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Optional 
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 20:1

Factors in Admission Decisions


Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Standardized test scores


Extracurricular Activities
Character/personal qualities
First Generation
Geographical Residence
State Residency
Volunteer work
Work experience

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: January 5
  • Deferred Admission: Yes (1 year maximum)
  • EA/ED: (Early Action)
  • EA/ED Deadline: November 1 
  • EA Plan: Not restrictive

Student Life Information

Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 5,220 International (nonresidents) students
  • 4,843 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 1,955 Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 13,627 White, non-Hispanic students
  • 10 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 8,000 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 13 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students 
  • 1,364 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 532 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown


$50 domestic/$75 international Application Fee

$12,712 In-district/In-state Tuition Fee

$31,832 Out-of-state Tuition Fee

$32,780 International Tuition Fee

$4,928 Required Fees

$14,460 Food and Housing (On campus)

Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $253,765,683.72

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $25,846,543.09

The data presented here was collected from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Common Data Set 2023-2024.

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