University of Illinois

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Big Ten Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
This is the University of Illinois Football scholarship and program information page. Here you'll get information regarding the college and information on their Football program like who to contact about recruiting, names of ... Read More

This is the University of Illinois Football scholarship and program information page. Here you'll get information regarding the college and information on their Football program like who to contact about recruiting, names of past alumni, what scholarship opportunities are presented and how to start the recruiting process.
University of Illinois Football Program Coaching & Recruiting Staff
If you are looking to get recruited it is critical to know who to get in front of - and NCSA has the details you need. The Director of Illinois High School Relations of the University of Illinois Football program is Pat Ryan. Additional essential staff include:

  • Head Coach Bret Bielema

  • Linebackers Andy Buh

  • Executive Director of Personnel and Recruiting Patrick Embleton

  • Office Illinois Football

  • Graduate Assistant Coach, Defense Aaron Gonzales

  • Director of High School Personnel Terry Hawthorne

  • Defensive Backs Aaron Henry

  • Defensive Line Terrance Jamison

  • Director of College Personnel Jay Kaiser

  • Associate Head Coach/Outside Linebackers Kevin Kane

  • Graduate Assistant Coach, Defense Kevin Laeone Richardson II

  • Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers George McDonald

  • Director of Recruiting Nate McNeal

  • Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Ben Miller

  • Offensive Line Bart Miller

  • Running Backs Cory Patterson

  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Tony Petersen

  • Graduate Assistant Coach, Offense Taylor Reed

  • Graduate Assistant Coach, Defense Kevin Reed

  • Defensive Coordinator Ryan Walters

If you are thinking about being a part of the University of Illinois Football program these are the individuals you must contact. It's possible to choose to get in touch with them by way of email utilizing the link above or call the school to get more information about the school and Football program before deciding if it's the best fit for you personally.
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Athletics Information
Big Ten Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Athletic Director:
Ron Guenther
Football Coaching Staff
  • Bret Bielema Head Coach
  • Andy Buh Linebackers
  • Patrick Embleton Executive Director of Personnel and Recruiting
  • Illinois Football Office
  • Aaron Gonzales Graduate Assistant Coach, Defense
  • Terry Hawthorne Director of High School Personnel
  • Aaron Henry Defensive Backs
  • Terrance Jamison Defensive Line
  • Jay Kaiser Director of College Personnel
  • Kevin Kane Associate Head Coach/Outside Linebackers
  • Kevin Laeone Richardson II Graduate Assistant Coach, Defense
  • George McDonald Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers
  • Nate McNeal Director of Recruiting
  • Ben Miller Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends
  • Bart Miller Offensive Line
  • Cory Patterson Running Backs
  • Tony Petersen Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Taylor Reed Graduate Assistant Coach, Offense
  • Kevin Reed Graduate Assistant Coach, Defense
  • Pat Ryan Director of Illinois High School Relations
  • Ryan Walters Defensive Coordinator
Sports Offered
  • Baseball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Men's Basketball
  • Men's Golf
  • Men's Lacrosse
  • Men's Swimming
  • Men's Tennis
  • Men's Track
  • Softball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Women's Diving
  • Women's Golf
  • Women's Gymnastics
  • Women's Ice Hockey
  • Women's Soccer
  • Women's Swimming
  • Women's Tennis
  • Women's Track
  • Women's Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Club Sports
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Admissions Contact Info
Admissions Toll Free Phone:
Admissions Phone:
(217) 333-1000
Admissions Email:
[email protected]
Academic Requirements
Academic Selectivity:
Least Selective
Religious Requirements:
Specific Religious Requirements:
Application Information
Application Deadline:
Application Deadline Date:
January 1
Application Final Date:
January 2
Application Priority Date:
March 15 (priority)
Notification Date:
February 15
Rolling Admissions:
Early Action:
Early Action Closing Date:
November 1
Early Decision:
Early Decision Deadline:
Common Application:
Student Body Averages
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    Most Popular Majors:
  • Finance, Engineering, Social Sciences/History
    Pre-Professional Programs:
  • Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Optometry
    Other Pre-Professional Programs:
    Combined 3-2 Programs:
    Majors Offered:
  • Accounting,
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering,
  • Agricultural Business and Management,
  • Agricultural Engineering,
  • Agricultural Production Operations,
  • Agricultural Public Services,
  • Air Transportation,
  • Animal Sciences,
  • Anthropology,
  • Applied Mathematics,
  • Architecture,
  • Area Studies,
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics,
  • Athletic Training, EMT Paramedic and Treatment Professions,
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology,
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology,
  • Biology,
  • Biology, Other,
  • Biomathematics,
  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Botany,
  • Business Administration, Management, and Operations,
  • Business, Sports and Entertainment Management/Marketing, Other,
  • Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences,
  • Chemical Engineering,
  • Chemistry,
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning,
  • Civil Engineering,
  • Classics and Classical Linguistics,
  • Clinical Psychology,
  • Communication Disorders Sciences,
  • Communication and Media Studies,
  • Community Organization and Advocacy,
  • Computer Engineering,
  • Computer Science,
  • Computer and Information Sciences,
  • Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry,
  • Curriculum and Instruction,
  • Dance,
  • Drama and Stagecraft,
  • Ecology, Marine Biology, and Oceanography,
  • Economics,
  • Education, Other,
  • Education/Teaching,
  • Educational Administration,
  • Electrical Engineering,
  • Engineering,
  • Engineering Mechanics,
  • Engineering Physics,
  • Engineering-Related Fields,
  • English Literature,
  • Environmental Engineering,
  • Ethnic and Group Studies,
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts,
  • Finance,
  • Fine and Studio Arts,
  • Food Science and Technology,
  • Foundations of Education,
  • Geography and Cartography,
  • Geology,
  • Germanic Linguistics,
  • Graphic Design, Illustration and Game/Media Design,
  • Health Services,
  • History,
  • Human Development and Family Studies,
  • Human Resources Management,
  • Industrial Engineering,
  • Information Science,
  • Journalism,
  • Landscape Architecture,
  • Law,
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other,
  • Legal Research,
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences,
  • Library Science and Administration,
  • Linguistic Studies,
  • Management Information Systems,
  • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods,
  • Marketing,
  • Materials Engineering,
  • Mathematics,
  • Mathematics and Computer Science,
  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Medical Preparatory Programs,
  • Microbiological Sciences,
  • Music,
  • Natural Resources Conservation and Research,
  • Neurobiology and Neurosciences,
  • Nuclear Engineering,
  • Nutrition Sciences,
  • Operations Research,
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies,
  • Philosophy,
  • Physical Education, Kinesiology and Exercise Science,
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Professions,
  • Physics,
  • Physiology,
  • Plant Sciences,
  • Political Science and Government,
  • Psychology,
  • Public Administration,
  • Public Health,
  • Public Relations and Advertising,
  • Religious Studies,
  • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing,
  • Romance Linguistics,
  • Slavic, Baltic, and Albanian Linguistics,
  • Social Work,
  • Sociology,
  • Special Education,
  • Statistics,
  • Systems Engineering,
  • Systems Science and Theory,
  • Taxation,
  • Teacher Development Methods,
  • Teacher Development Specific Subjects,
  • Teaching English or French,
  • Veterinary Biomedical Sciences,
  • Veterinary Medicine,
  • Zoology and Animal Biology,
City/Town Situated In:
Champaign/Urbana, Illinois
Major City Closest To School:
Indianapolis, IN
Distance Of Major City:
113 Miles
Closest International Airport:
Distance To International Airport:
150 Miles
Closest Other Airport:
Champaign, IL
Distance To Other Airport:
5 Miles
Location Description:

1,470-acre campus in Urbana-Champaign (population: 103,863), 130 miles from Chicago. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Chicago; airport also serves Savoy (four miles). Public transportation serves campus.

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Campus Size:
1470 acres
Campus Life
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  • Coed dorms, Sorority housing, Fraternity housing, Single-student apartments, Married-student apartments, Special housing for disabled students, Special housing for international students, Cooperative housing, Other
Fraternities & Sororities
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Financial Aid
Financial Aid Toll Free Number:
Financial Aid Phone:
(217) 333-0100
Financial Aid Email:
[email protected]
Aid Notification Date:
April 1
Financial Aid Forms:
Tuition Instate:
Tuition Out of State:
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Average Debt On Graduation:
Scholarship Numbers
FTF = First Time Freshmen
FTU = Full Time Undergraduate
Average Non-Need Based Athletic Grant and Scholarship Amount:
FTF :$25,307
FTU : $18,411
Number of Students Who Received Non-Need Based Athletic Grants and Scholarships:
FTF :46
FTU : 223
Average Non-Need Based Scholarship or Grant Amount:
FTF :$3,069
FTU : $3,046
Average Need-Based Loan Amount:
FTF :$3,851
FTU : $4,425
Average Need-Based-Self-Help-Award Amount:
FTF :$4,982
FTU : $5,050
Average Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Amount:
FTF :$11,052
FTU : $9,868
Average Financial Aid Package:
FTF :$13,146
FTU : $12,076
Average Percentage Of Need Met (Based on EFC):
FTF :71%
FTU : 69%


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