Resources › For Students and Parents University of Illinois at Springfield Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Lake Springfield near the University of Illinois at Springfield campus. Matt Turner / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 02, 2017 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 PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 423 / 598SAT Math: 463 / 548SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 20 / 26ACT English: 20 / 27ACT Math: 18 / 26ACT Writing: - / -What these ACT numbers mean Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 5,428 (2,959 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female65% 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: $9,600Other Expenses: $2,700Total 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 AidGrants: 92%Loans: 55%Average Amount of AidGrants: $12,449Loans: $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, BaseballWomen's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Golf Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like UIS, You May Like These Schools as Well: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Illinois at Chicago: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIllinois State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphEastern Illinois University: Profile Southern Illinois University-Carbondale: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBradley University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphDePaul University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNorthern Illinois University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphLoyola University Chicago: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph 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."