Simply, it is the university where I belong. The place where I will be sparing my precious 4 years time studying and of course having fun (hope so)! The community that I will be mingling with - a serene community in which I belong to…
It is one of their trademarks. Even the first offer letter that I received had ‘I Belong’ at the back of the envelope…cool huh?
It looks something like this >>>
Because the name of this public University is quite long, there are quite a few names that you can use to refer to this University…
This is the official name:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
*Note that Urbana and Champaign are the names of town and city in which UIUC is situated and Illinois is the state.
University of Illinois
*There are two other Universities which share the name University of Illinois. Therefore, calling the name University of Illinois might raise some confusion if you want to refer to only one specific University.
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS)
The famous name amongst the community:
U of I
This is a quite common, easy to utter and a simple ‘nick’ name for the University. The U of I community really prefer it and use this name more frequent.
Why choose UIUC?
They have good rankings in Engineering and Business, both for undergraduate and postgraduate.
Rankings? Are you sure?
(Beneficial for those are planning on which Universities to apply - UIUC is good choice!)
Let me prove it to you.
No #38 – Best National Universities (Top 100)
No #8 - Top 50 Public National Universities
No #12 - Best Business Programs
No #2 - Accounting
No #5 - Actuarial Science/ Insurance/ Risk Management
No #5 - Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
(after MIT, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley and Caltech)
No #1 – Agricultural
No #2 – Civil
No #3 – Engineering Science/ Engineering Physics
No #3 – Environmental/Environmental Health
No #4 – Electrical/Electronic/Communications
No #5 – Computer Engineering (My course)
No #5 – Materials
No #5 – Mechanical
No #5 – Computer Science
No #6 – Chemical
No #7 – Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical
The Times Higher Education Supplement QS – World University Rankings
No #73 – The World’s Top 200 Universities
No #19 – Top 50 Universities for Technology
Not much difference with US News and Report 2008
How to get in?
Academic Profile for 2007 Admitted Freshmen – Middle 50%
SAT - 1250 – 1430
ACT - 27 – 31
High School Class Rank – 85 – 96%
TOEFL requirements – most colleges – 550(paper)/ 79(ibt)
College of Engineering – 600paper/100(ibt)
2. Apply and pay the fees online.
For more info visit : http://www.uiuc.edu/