University of Illinois at Springfield


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Illinois


We are proud to be one of three campuses of the world class University of Illinois. Your degree will be among the most recognizable and prestigious in the nation and open doors for you in whatever field you choose. We are the U of I campus where classes are small (student-professor ratio averages 15:1) and professors know their students - not just their names but their strengths and their goals. You'll enjoy the close relationships that naturally occur with these teacher-scholars. Professors, not teaching assistants, teach our classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 4711
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Faculty: 202

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1
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Contact Information

One University Plaza
Springfield Illinois 62703


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Main Phone: 217-206-6600

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Admissions Contact:
Lori Giordano
Interim Director, Admissions
(217) 206-7284

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Applying to Transfer

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
Students with 30 or more hours of college credit can be admitted if they have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Admission to the junior year at UIS is granted to applicants who have completed 60 semester (90 quarter) hours of credit with a "C" average or better from a regionally accredited Illinois college or university.

Credits (Min/Max):
The maximum number of credits that may be transferred from a 2-year institution is 60, and from a 4-year institution is 90. You must complete 30 credits at UIS to earn your bachelors degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have less that 30 transferrable hours, UIS requires the submission of official standardized test scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
UIS does not require letters of recommendation for transfer admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
Applicants must provide written evidence of their ability to perform at a high academic level by submitting a personal and academic statement.

Application Fee:
Applicants must submit a non-refundable $50 application fee (or $60 international application fee) to help defray processing costs.

Other Requirements:
Students who graduated with an associate in arts or associate in science degree from an Illinois community college will be considered a junior and have all general education met.

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 1598

Transfers Accepted: 1040

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 65%

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