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Year Founded:
1867
Religious Affiliation:
None
College Type:
Public , Urban
Enrollment:
32613 (full time undergrad)
Tuition In State:
$15,074
Tuition Out of State:
$31,194
Division:
NCAA I-A
Conference:
Big Ten Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Welcome to the University of Illinois Football scholarship and program information page. Here you'll get specifics on the college and information on their Football program like who to get hold of about recruitment, names of ... Read More

Welcome to the University of Illinois Football scholarship and program information page. Here you'll get specifics on the college and information on their Football program like who to get hold of about recruitment, 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 build a relationship with - and NCSA has the information you'll need. The Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach of the University of Illinois Football program is Bob Ligashesky. Additional major staff include:


  • Defensive Analyst, Football Charles Drewek

  • Director, Football Student-Athlete Development/Recruiting Coordinator Patrick Embleton

  • Graduate Assistant Coach, Defense Joe Fotu

  • Wide Receivers Andrew Hayes-Stoker

  • Special Teams Analyst, Football Dean Hogan

  • Director of Player Personnel James Kirkland

  • Director of Football Operations Tim Knox

  • Director, High School Relations/Recruiting Coordinator Nathan McNeal

  • Graduate Assistant Coach, Offense Brett Nelson

  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach Hardy Nickerson

  • Defensive Analyst, Football Kingsley Osei-Asibey

  • Run Game Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach Mike Phair

  • Head Coach Lovie Smith

  • Director, Football Player Development Tre' Stallings

  • Graduate Assistant Coach, Offense Shane Toub

  • Running Backs Thad Ward

  • Graduate Assistant Coach, Defense Robert Wright



If you are considering being a part of the University of Illinois Football program these are the people you must get in touch with. You'll be able to choose to contact them via email using the link above or call the school to get additional information regarding the college and Football program prior to determining if it's a suitable fit for you.
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Athletics Information
Conference:
Big Ten Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Division:
NCAA I-A
Athletic Director:
Ron Guenther
Football Coaching Staff
  • Charles Drewek Defensive Analyst, Football
  • Patrick Embleton Director, Football Student-Athlete Development/Recruiting Coordinator
  • Joe Fotu Graduate Assistant Coach, Defense
  • Andrew Hayes-Stoker Wide Receivers
  • Dean Hogan Special Teams Analyst, Football
  • James Kirkland Director of Player Personnel
  • Tim Knox Director of Football Operations
  • Bob Ligashesky Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach
  • Nathan McNeal Director, High School Relations/Recruiting Coordinator
  • Brett Nelson Graduate Assistant Coach, Offense
  • Hardy Nickerson Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
  • Kingsley Osei-Asibey Defensive Analyst, Football
  • Mike Phair Run Game Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach
  • Lovie Smith Head Coach
  • Tre' Stallings Director, Football Player Development
  • Shane Toub Graduate Assistant Coach, Offense
  • Thad Ward Running Backs
  • Robert Wright Graduate Assistant Coach, Defense
Sports Offered
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Men's Basketball
  • Men's Golf
  • Men's Ice Hockey
  • Men's Lacrosse
  • Men's Tennis
  • Men's Track
  • Softball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Women's Diving
  • Women's Golf
  • 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:
N/A
Admissions Phone:
(217) 333-1000
Admissions Email:
ugradadmissions@illinois.edu
Academic Requirements
Academic Selectivity:
Selective
Religious Requirements:
No
Specific Religious Requirements:
N/A
Application Information
Application Deadline:
Yes
Application Deadline Date:
January 1
Application Final Date:
January 2
Application Priority Date:
March 15 (priority)
Notification Date:
February 15
Rolling Admissions:
Yes
Early Action:
Yes
Early Action Closing Date:
November 1
Early Decision:
No
Early Decision Deadline:
 
Common Application:
No
Student Body Averages
ACT
Average Freshman GPA:
0.0
Average ACT Composite:
28
Average ACT English:
0
Average ACT Math:
0
Average ACT Writing:
0
ACT 25th Percentile:
26%
ACT 75th Percentile:
32%
SAT
Average SAT 1 Combined:
1298
Average SAT 1 Math:
700
Average SAT 1 Verbal:
597
SAT 25th Percentile:
1340%
SAT 75th Percentile:
1500%
SAT 2 Requirements:
 
Majors
    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,
Location
City/Town Situated In:
Champaign/Urbana, Illinois
Population:
180000
Major City Closest To School:
Chicago
Distance Of Major City:
150 Miles
Closest International Airport:
Chicago
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.

Demographics
Male:
54.33%
Female:
45.67%
African American:
5.84%
Asian American:
17.73%
Caucasian:
45.65%
Hispanic:
10.24%
International:
16.57%
Other:
0.83%
Student Faculty Ratio:
20:1
Out State Freshmen:
7%
Campus Size:
1470 acres
Campus Life
Freshmen In School Housing:
 
Students Live On Campus:
50%
Students Live Off Campus:
50%
Students Live On Campus During Weekends:
75%
Housing Types:
  • 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
Fraternities & Sororities:
Y
Number Of Fraternities:
60
Number Of Sororities:
36
Join Fraternities:
21%
Join Sororities:
27%
ROTC
Air Force ROTC:
Yes
Navy ROTC:
Yes
Army ROTC:
Yes
Financial Aid
Financial Aid Toll Free Number:
 
Financial Aid Phone:
(217) 333-0100
Financial Aid Email:
finaid@illinois.edu
Aid Notification Date:
April 1
Financial Aid Forms:
FAFSA
Tuition Instate:
$15,074
Tuition Out of State:
$31,194
Room & Board:
$11,308
Average Debt On Graduation:
$19,378
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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