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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS - URBANA CHAMPAIGN, URBANA, ILLINOIS - ADMISSION

Urbana, IllinoisLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1867Established Year
  43283Enrollment

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Supriya Sarkar Supriya Sarkar
Study Abroad Expert

With an acceptance rate of 59% in the fall of 2019, the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign admissions are moderately selective. A total of 43, 509 applicants applied for admissions this semester with an enrollment rate of 30%.

The university offers 150 undergraduate and more than 100 graduate programs in the fields of Accountancy, Agriculture, Art, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Economics, English, Finance, History, Journalism, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Physics, etc.

The middle 50% of the admitted students had an SAT or ACT score of 1210 - 1470 and 26 - 32 respectively. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for graduate admissions.

  • The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign invites admission applications in the Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions. Applicants can apply through Early Decision by November 15.
  • GMAT/GRE scores may be required for certain graduate programs.
  • International applicants need to demonstrate English Language Proficiency.
  • Official Transcripts are required only upon enrollment.
  • Due to COVID 19, SAT/ACT scores are optional for the admission cycle of 2020 - 21. Also, Duolingo English Test scores can be submitted instead of TOEFL or IELTS.

Highlights

Application PortalCoalition Application/MyIllini application (Undergraduate Applicant)
Online Graduate Portal (Graduate Applicant)
Application Fee75 USD (International Undergraduate Applicant);
90 USD (International Graduate Applicant)
Acceptance Rate59%
Graduation Rate85%
SAT Score (Middle 50%)1400-1530
ACT Score (Middle 50%)26-32
Mode of PaymentVisa/MasterCard Credit Card
Academic CalendarSemester Based
Intake SeasonsFall, Spring, and Summer
Work ExperienceRequired for certain graduate programs
Financial AidScholarship, Grants, and Loans
International Student Helpdeskisss@illinois.edu

University of Illinois Admission Deadlines

Applicants are requested to submit their applications and all the required transcripts or documents prior to the deadlines for them to be considered for admissions. Deadlines for the graduate admissions vary with the programs. Applicants must check the program-specific application deadline before applying.

Here are the deadlines for the undergraduate courses:

PeriodDeadline
Early ActionNovember 15
ApplicationJanuary 5
Admission NotificationMid- February
Honors and Scholarship NotificationApril 1

University of Illinois International Student Admissions

It accepts international applicants provided they meet the minimum eligibility criteria and submit the required documents. Applications must be submitted before the deadlines to be considered for admissions.

Application Portal:

Application Fee:

  • 75 USD(Undergraduate Applicant)
  • 90 USD(Graduate Applicant)

Admission Requirements: International applicants must satisfy the following requirements to be eligible for the University of Illinois admissions-

  • Completed Application
  • Copy of Transcripts
    • High school/equivalent
    • Bachelors/Masters Degree ( Graduate)
    • List of courses taken along with grades (Class 9 to Class 12)
    • Should be accompanied by certified translations if not in English.
  • SAT/ACT Scores
    • ACT Code: 1154
    • SAT I Code: 1836
  • GMAT/GRE Scores for certain graduate programs.
  • Certification of Finances
  • Proof of financial support ( If any)
  • Copy of passport
  • Essay and/or Personal Statement (Graduate)
  • 1 - 3 Letters of recommendation (Graduate)
  • Resume (Graduate)

There may be some additional requirements for certain programs:

  • Portfolio
  • Writing Sample
  • Audition/ Personal Interview

English Proficiency Test Scores

International applicants with a native language other than English are required to demonstrate English Language Proficiency to study in the USA. Applicants must check the program-specific requirements. The minimum required English Language Test scores for most of the programs are:

TestMinimum for Limited Status AdmissionMinimum for Full Status Admission
TOEFL iBT79103
IELTS6.57.5
Duolingo English Test105125

Visa Process for International Students

International applicants need to apply for an F1 or J1 student visa to study in the USA. Accepted students will be issued an I -20 form by the University of Illinois. Applicants are then required to pay the SEVIS Fee and apply for a student visa at the US embassy at their place of permanent residence.

Documents required for visa application are:

  • Valid Passport
  • Proof of Financial Support
    • Certificate of Finances
    • Affidavit of Support
    • Current Bank Statement.
  • Passport Size Photographs
  • Acceptance Letter
  • Academic Qualifications
  • I-20/DS 2019 form
  • Receipt of SEVIS Fee

Once done with all the formalities, schedule and attend the visa interview.

University of Illinois Undergraduate Admissions

It offers more than 150 undergraduate programs in the fields of Accountancy, Agriculture, Art, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Economics, English, Finance, History, Journalism, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Physics, etc.

Application Portal: Coalition Application or Myillini Application

Application Fee: 50 USD

Admission Requirements: Applicants must satisfy the following requirements to be eligible for the University of Illinois undergraduate admissions-

  • Completed Application
  • Copy of High School Transcripts
    • List of courses with grades (Self Reported)
  • SAT/ACT Scores
  • Audition/Portfolio/Art Samples (Programs in Fine Arts, Music, Theater or Dance)

Academic Requirements:

  • English: 4 years
  • Math: 3 or 3.5 years
  • Social sciences: 2 years
  • Lab sciences: 2 years
  • Language other than English: 2 years
  • Flexible academic units: 2 years

Test Profile of admitted students in the fall of 2019:

Test Scores25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing600700
SAT Math610770
ACT Composite2632
ACT English2534
ACT Math2533

University of Illinois Graduate Admissions

It offers more than 100 graduate programs in the fields of Accountancy, Agriculture, Art, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, etc. Admission requirements may vary with the programs. Applicants must check the program-specific requirements.

Application Portal: Graduate Application Portal

Application Fee: 70 USD

Admission Requirements: The program-specific requirements of certain master’s degrees offered by the University of Illinois are tabulated below:

RequirementsMBAMS in Computer ScienceMS in JournalismMA in EnglishMS in Architectural Studies
TranscriptsRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
DeadlinesMay 30 (Fall)December 15th (Fall)October 1 (Spring)
January 15 (Fall )
December 2 (Fall)January 15 (Fall)
GRE/GMATGMATGRE (Optional)GRE (If minimum education qualifications are not met)GREGRE
Letter of RecommendationRequired (2 letters)Not RequiredRequiredRequiredRequired (3 Letters)
Professional CV/ ResumeRequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredRequired
Personal StatementRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Additional Requirements-Pre-requisite courses in Computer SciencePersonal Interview; Writing SampleWriting SamplePortfolio, Relevant Professional Work Experience

The University of Illinois does a holistic review of applications. International applicants are advised to apply ten months prior to the application deadlines. Applicants can track the application status through the student application portal.

University of Illinois FAQs

Ques. What does it mean to self-report my courses?

Ans. On the application for admission, you’ll be asked to enter your courses and grades for years 9 to 11 as they appear on your official high school transcript. You’ll also be asked to enter your courses in progress for year 12.

Ques. What are the various test scores accepted by the University of Illinois as a proof of English Language Proficiency?

Ans. University of Illinois accepts TOEFL, IELTS, and Duolingo English test scores as proof of English Language Proficiency.

Ques. When can I expect the final decision regarding my admission to the University of Illinois?

Ans. After applying, it may take up to 3 to 4 weeks for the successful processing of application and arrival of decision. Students are notified about the admission decision via email.

Ques. I'm an international applicant. Is there a separate application for me?

Ans. No, there is not a separate application or process for international applicants.

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