University of Illinois at Springfield Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Lake Springfield near the University of Illinois at Springfield campus
Lake Springfield near the University of Illinois at Springfield campus. Matt Turner / Flickr

University of Illinois at Springfield Description:

The University of Illinois at Springfield is a public, four-year institution located near Lake Springfield on the southern edge of Springfield, Illinois. St. Louis, Missouri, is about 90 miles to the south. A medium sized university, UIS has about 5,000 students, a student/faculty ratio of 12 to 1, and an average class size of 15. U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2013" ranked UIS second among public Regional Universities in the Midwest Region, and the university takes pride in being large enough to offer a broad range of academic fields, but small enough to provide students with personalized attention.

UIS is part of the University of Illinois system along with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Illinois at Chicago. UIS offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate majors, and the most popular fields span the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and professional fields. The university also offers online courses, with some undergraduate and graduate degrees offered entirely online. UIS has more than 85 student clubs and organizations on campus, as well as a range of intramural sports. For intercollegiate athletics, the UIS Prairie Stars compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference. The university fields six men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports. 

Admissions Data (2016):

  • University of Illinois - Springfield Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

    Enrollment (2016):

    • Total Enrollment: 5,428 (2,959 undergraduates)
    • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
    • 65% Full-time

    Costs (2016 - 17):

    • Tuition and Fees: $11,413 (in-state); $20,938 (out-of-state)
    • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
    • Room and Board: $9,600
    • Other Expenses: $2,700
    • Total Cost: $24,913 (in-state); $34,438 (out-of-state)

      University of Illinois at Springfield Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

      • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
      • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
        • Grants: 92%
        • Loans: 55%
      • Average Amount of Aid
        • Grants: $12,449
        • Loans: $5,449

      Academic Programs:

      • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Computer Science, English, Psychology, Social Work

      Graduation and Retention Rates:

      • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
      • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 37%
      • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

      Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

      • Men's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Baseball
      • Women's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Golf

      Data Source:

      National Center for Educational Statistics

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      University of Illinois at Springfield Mission Statement:

      complete mission statement can be found at http://www.uis.edu/strategicplan/plan/sectionone/mission/

      "The University of Illinois at Springfield provides an intellectually rich, collaborative, and intimate learning environment for students, faculty, and staff, while serving local, regional, state, national, and international communities."

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