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University of Illinois Springfield

Springfield, IL

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About This Campus

UIS is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois. The UIS campus serves 4,500 students in 17 grad and 31 undergrad programs. The academic curriculum emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, an array of professional programs, extensive opportunities in experiential education, and a broad engagement in public affairs issues of the day. The campus offers many small classes, substantial student-faculty interaction, and a rapidly evolving technology enhanced learning environment. Because of its location in the state capital there is a focus on public policy and service learning which support our excellent credit-bearing internship program. The numerous Lincoln sites and state museums/archives also provide unique opportunities for original research in History, Politics, Policy, Literature and Anthropology. Additionally there are two biological field stations including one tied to the Nature Conservancy's wetland reclamation project on the Illinois River at Emiquon.

Location Information

Our campus is located on the south side of Springfield on a 700 acre, open and beautifully landscaped site. It is connected to the city via bus and to the world through our Amtrak station and airport with daily train service to St. Louis and Chicago and flights to Chicago and Dallas. Interstates criss cross at Springfield which historically was on Route 66 which connected Chicago to Los Angeles (we have an annual Rt. 66 festival each fall).

Helpful Information

Exchange students are assigned to an academic advisor in the department of primary interest who will help them register for classes. The NSE coordinator will also help with advising and with adjusting to campus life. All townhouses and apartments have kitchens and students can also opt for one of our meal plans. The Student Union and Brookens Library provide spaces for individual or group study. There are also over 80 student clubs and organizations and recreation center.

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment

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Campus Links

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Fast Facts

Location | Springfield
Population | 140,000
Enrollment | 4,275
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/24-12/12
Spring | 01/19-05/15

Campus Diversity

White | 68%
Black | 12%
Hispanic/Latino | 7%
Asian | 10%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 2%
Other | 0%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • N/A
Closed Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science.

Honors Courses may require special admissions consideration.

Special Programs

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • African American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise Science
  • Experimental Pathology
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper, N/A computer or 80.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Plan B
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 18 ($340 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 09/23/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $200 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $44 Semester Plan B Mandatory

Important Notes: Some courses have a separate course or lab fee. This fee is not part of the mandatory student fees and will not be waived for Plan B NSE students.

Financial Aid

Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 09/23/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 21% living on campus
  • Apartment: $3500
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 4
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 4
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $
  • Proximity to campus:
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $1675 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
We have 4 different meal plans. The Gold meal plan is for students who will do some cooking in their apt. but will eat most meals in the cafeteria. A Silver plan is available for $1200 per semester which would be for students eating more in their apt.

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 09/23/19.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $800 per semester.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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