University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign says, "The University of Illinois requires that all undergraduate students take General Education - or "Gen Ed" - courses to gain and use broad knowledge beyond the specialized learning they will do in a major field of study. These Gen Ed requirements cover the kinds of knowledge all students should have: the humanities and arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and technology, quantitative reasoning, composition/writing, and cultural studies." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:33,932
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:70%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$15,058 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$30,680 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because students may test out of the "Composition I" requirement through ACT scores, and the "Advanced Composition" requirement may be satisfied by courses offered in a range of departments that do not focus primarily on expository writing instruction.

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Quantitative Reasoning" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science


    See Note

    No credit given for Natural or Physical Science because the "Natural Sciences & Technology" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little science content.

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/26/2017


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