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University of Illinois at Springfield: Narrative Description

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT SPRINGFIELD I-9

One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703-5407
Tel: (217)206-6600; 888-977-4847; Admissions: (217)206-6626; Fax: (217)206-7279; Web Site: http://www.uis.edu/

Description: State-supported, upper-level, coed. Part of University of Illinois. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 746-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $4.5 million. Research spending 2002-03: $719,000. Educational spending 2002-03: $8774 per student. Total enrollment: 4,569. Faculty: 300 (170 full-time, 130 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 481 applied, 52% were admitted. Full-time: 1,497 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 1,072 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 8% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 12% live on campus, 24% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Springfield College, Illinois College, MacMurray College, Lincoln Land Community College, Western Illinois University, Southern Illinois University, Illinois State University.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $3450 full-time, $115 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,350 full-time, $345 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $860 full-time, $430 per term part-time. College room and board: $7000. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 59 open to all. Most popular organizations: USAS - United Students Against Sweatshops, OLAS - Organization of Latin American Students, Culturazzi, Christian Student Fellowship, Blue Crew. Major annual events: First Week, Homecoming, Spring Fest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 840 college housing spaces available; 629 were occupied in 2002-03. Option: coed housing available. Brookens Library with 521,389 books, 1.8 million microform titles, 2,014 serials, 40,171 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $3.2 million. 160 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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