About University of Illinois at Springfield

Founded in 1969, University of Illinois at Springfield. is a Public college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,959 full time undergraduate students, and 2,469 full time graduate students.

The University of Illinois at Springfield Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 212 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Illinois at Springfield include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate65%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range886-1146
ACT Range20-26

Admissions at UIS are considered Selective, with ,11% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 20 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

79% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 46% were in the top quarter, and 15% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Illinois at Springfield.

5%
“We”re apathetic”
5%
“We know about current events and vote”
65%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
25%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
45%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
35%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
25%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
70%
“I feel extremely safe”
32%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
42%
“We bought the gear”
26%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
10%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
75%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
40%
“They keep regular office hours”
55%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
55%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
40%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
45%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
30%
“We only party on weekends”
20%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
20%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
45%
“There might be people who do”
30%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
5%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
5%
“We”re apathetic”
5%
“We know about current events and vote”
65%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
25%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
45%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
35%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
25%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
70%
“I feel extremely safe”
32%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
42%
“We bought the gear”
26%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
10%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
75%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
40%
“They keep regular office hours”
55%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
55%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
40%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
45%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
30%
“We only party on weekends”
20%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
20%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
45%
“There might be people who do”
30%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
5%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Illinois at Springfield REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    29 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    21 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    32 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    35 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    35 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    35 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    35 Students rated local services 3.4 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    35 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Illinois at Springfield?

19 Students rated University of Illinois at Springfield

Alicia

This school has either made me and break me. First things first, if you are someone applying to a school of U of I, apply to all three campuses. Now to the good stuff, U of I all around is a great school. They care about their students' success and make sure that they do their part in order for that to happen. Everyone is friendly. You can have a quite interesting intellectual conversation with anyone. The only thing that I wish could improve is housing. I lived in Founders Hall (U of I at Springfield). It can get loud from time to time, but I hope they can improve on students' requests about things when something is disturbing them. However, I understand they can only control so much activity in the building, I guess. Besides, I enjoyed my time on campus. There's always something to do and it's up to whoever it is to make their college experience great.

Jerica

Love the friendly atmosphere. Every department has its thorns though. A lot of people can't navigate their careers or academics from here because it's a bit too broad but there's always someone concerned who tries to help you.

Sophia

My overall opinion of the University of Illinois at Springfield is that I am very happy I chose to attend here. It is a small campus, so you can get to tour classes quickly and I have made really great friends here through the Necessary Steps program which helps first generation student.

Jerica

UIS is in the process of trying to become a more typical school - we just got Greek life, updated our mascot, and were planning on building s student union. But we're still a smaller school, and honestly, we aren't gonna live up to he ezpectations set by our sister school, UIUIC. That said, UIS feels safe and comfortable, and if you want to live in a suburb-type environment with a outside thinking, it's great. I'm glad I came here.

University of Illinois at Springfield FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Illinois at Springfield?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Illinois at Springfield is 65%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Both parents and students need to take time to consider all of their options including what type of job they're pursuing, before they start college. Some high schools offer vocational training, which can help when deciding on what to major in at school. Also, students, when picking the right college, choose one that fits you and consider the scholarships, grants and FAFSA EARLY! It may feel like a lot of work, but it helps make things a lot cheaper! Find out what is expected of you by most professors and consider what type of help (Tutors/study groups) is available at school. Both parents and students, consider the local schools in your area, especially the junior and community colleges and what's required of transfer students at the current school you may be interested in. Sometimes it's best to start with a 2- year college since it can provide an associates degree, something you can fall back on, just in case the University doesn't work out. Community college is a good investment because you can live at home, (since some colleges have everything in walking distance), you can keep your car and have home cooked meals daily!!!

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates were unique, ambitious, creative, liberal, and friendly.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The online learning capabilities are amazing at UIS. The professors also seem very engaged in the learning process, which helps students do the same. The location of UIS is great! The city of Springfield is big enough to have activities and employment opportunities unlike other schools I considered.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A Liberal minded one.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The University of Illinois at Springfield is small therefore the classroom size is perfect for allowing indepth personal learning with great contact with both the faculty and other academic professionals.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about UIS is the small class sizes. This way, teachers and students know each other on a first-name basis.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had realized ?The only possession you own that can never be taken from you is what you carry inside your brains.?

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  9. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    UIS is a small campus and its like to know everyone on the campus so where ever you go on campus you will not feel lonely. The staff and professors are very friendly and therefore I never hesitate to go to them if I need any help. We have a huge library and you can find me most of the time in the library. There is student housing in the campus itself which makes us feel living if the campus close to all the events that take place. Is is very safe on campus.

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  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    What I would consider to be the worst thing about my school is the fact that it is such a challenge to travel there by public transportation. If an online student or distance learner has to commute to this school, they must do so via amtrak and at least two buses because there is no shuttle to transport them.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    This liberal arts school has small classrooms with teachers who know you by name and are willing to spend the time to get you where you want to go. Get involved with organizations on campus, even those outside your major. Take a few ECCE classes that just sound interesting because they will be. I recommend attending as many as possible, it will really broaden your mind.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The whole campus is small enough so that everything is within walking distance. If you live on campus, you won't have to worry about taking a bus to get to your next class.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The University of Illinois at Springfiled is best known for its political science and pre-law programs. The university's location in the state's capital is extremely useful for gaining internships and hands on experience in the field of political science. Also, the school's location puts students in a place that allows them to view the workings of government close up and make sure that political science is the field that they wish to go into.

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  14. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Yes the stereotypes are accurate.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    All the professors do know our name. Class participation is very common and we don't hesitate to talk as the professors are very friendly. Students are very competitive. I am doing Masters in computer science and I met professors outside the class several times to get doubts clarified. And they do clarify on the spot without even postponing. Its like almost asking your friend.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Some of the groups at UIS are International Student Association African Caribbean Student Association African Student Association Bollywood/Fusion Dance Team Chinese Student Association Club de Espanol, Recreo, Conversacion, y Amistad (CERCA) French Club Indian Student Organization Japanese Club Las Mujeres Model United Nations Organization of Latin American Students Students Allied for a Greener Earth Vegetarian Club Students in the dorms do open their doors open as we are not scared of any theft. We do know that there aren't any thefts occurred for several year. Athletics are very important at UIS. There are many sports events that occur at UIS . Some of the are women/men basketball, volleyball, soccer, cricket, etc. It am awake at 2am on Tuesday the I will be having party and playing some indoor games with my friends. Last weekend all ours friends on campus went to a restaurant. Party are very common at UIS. We have a party on every birthday of our friends and this party general occurs at midnight.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Actually, UIS has only been UIS since 1995; not quite long enough for us to really have a stereotype. Before that it was Sangamon State University; the SSU student was stereotypically a hippy.

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  18. What's the dating scene like?

    Several students at UIS share their favorite "secret spots" to sneak away to with your loved one on campus.

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  19. Describe the best and worst parts of the social scene on campus.

    UIS students share the truth about weekends on campus. If you want something to do, make it yourself.

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  20. Describe the dorms.

    A brief narrated tour of The University of Illinois at Springfield's housing opportunities, from the two dorms to the furnished apartments and townhouses.

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  21. Tell us about the food and dining options.

    University of Illinois at Springfield student John takes us on a narrated tour of the campus cafeteria, I mean, EMPORIUM.

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Student Body

Students

51%

female

49%

male

2,959

Total Undergrad Enrollment

2,469

Total Grad Students

5%

Out-Of-State

90%

In-State

5%

International

Organizations

73

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

22%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
% Black or African-American
14%
% Hispanic/Latino
8%
% White or Caucasian
64%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

95% of students attending University of Illinois at Springfield receive some sort of financial aid. 46% were awarded federal grants. While 55% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$18,188

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$9,600

Room and Board

28,988

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$9,674
$30 - $48K
$9,874
$48 - $75K
$12,259
$75 - $110K
$15,615
$110K & UP
$17,243

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