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Manage your next steps to enrollment through your personalized Admitted Checklist in myIllini. National College Decision Day, the deadline for students to commit to a college, is May 1.

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There are hundreds of reasons to choose UIUC, but you only need one.

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Choosing Your Residence Hall

UIUC offers 24 University Housing facilities, which are owned by the university, and 13 Private Certified Housing facilities, which are privately owned and operated.

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University Housing

These 24 living options span across campus and include 11 Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) centering around common themes. Those interested in University Housing should complete their contract by May 15.

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Private Certified Housing

These 13 living options are also approved by the university for new students. Each unit has its own application process, and deadlines to guarantee space vary. If you're interested in a specific hall, contact them directly for more information.

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Cost & Aid

30% of incoming students received Illinois Commitment in 2020-2021

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Cost of Attendance

View our estimated expenses for 2021-2022 and calculate your cost of attendance without aid.

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Financial Aid Notification

Learn how to view and read your financial aid notification. Notifications are generally available beginning in mid-March.

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Future educator and resident advisor for University Housing, Devon is following in her father's footsteps to become an advocate for the next generation.

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A proud member of the Marching Illini, Evan has become a wellness ambassador at UIUC during COVID-19, helping to keep Illini safe during these times.

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Surabhi & Siddhi

Although their hometowns are just 5 miles apart, it wasn't until Surabhi and Siddhi left California for UIUC that they first met. Now, they're best friends.

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Why I Chose UIUC

Franklin shares what went into his college decision and provides insight into the factors you may want to consider when making your own choice.

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Mentorship in College

Taylor describes her mentorship experiences in college and everything a mentor's guidance can offer you.

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How to Find a Roommate at UIUC

Noah talks about his roommate search experience and provides some good suggestions for incoming students.

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