University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Urbana-Champaign, IL

Founded in 1867

Motto: "Learning and Labor"






Acceptance Rate

$13,175 / $28.878

Tuition In-state / Out-of-state


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The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences brings much MORE THAN MEETS THE I. Everything we do is designed to improve the quality of life of the people in the state of Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. We discover, develop, translate, and disseminate knowledge to address societal concerns and train the next generation of experts and leaders in a way that empowers them to expand the boundaries of science to higher levels of understanding and influence.

We offer tremendous opportunities for students to achieve their goals and prepare for excellent careers. Our hands-on academic programs prepare our graduates for local, national, and global careers within our departments and programs. ACES offers tremendous opportunities for students to pursue impactful careers that can change the world. ACES teaching, research, and outreach addresses the safety and abundance of the global food supply, promotes healthy families and children, advances reliable energy, and supports a thriving, sustainable environment. ACES includes a diverse array of academic offerings. The College of ACES is part of the larger University of Illinois community, which offers great financial benefits, including Illinois Commitment – a program that covers tuition and fees for up to four years for qualified in-state students. ACES furthers that mission by offering up to $3.5 million in merit-based scholarships. We are committed to our students and making our programs accessible.

ACES is more than meets the I.

Agricultural Degrees Offered

  • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • Agricultural Communications
  • Agricultural Education
  • Animal Sciences
  • Computer Science and Crop Sciences
  • Crop Science
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
  • Technical Systems Management
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Total Enrollment: 33,955

Agricultural Students: 2,631

Male Female Student Ratio: 43%/57%

Acceptance Rate: 68%


Application Fee: $50

Application Deadline: December 1

Target GPA: 2.5

Target SAT Score: 1380

Target ACT Score: 30


In-State: $13,175

Out-of-State: $28.878

Room and Board: $11,308

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Religious Affiliation: non-denominational

Average Salary of Ag-School Graduates: 48,052

Faculty/Student Ratio: 14/1

Sustainable Student Farm & Animal Science Farms

The Sustainable Student Farm (SSF) was founded in 2009 to serve the university and local community. It operates year-round on 5 acres of seasonal field production and 9,000 square feet of year-round high tunnel production. In 2017, 50,000 pounds of high quality, locally grown fruits and vegetables were grown there for the campus dining halls. This farm is a hands-on learning environment for low-input, environmental and economically sustainable food production. In addition to horticultural skills, student workers develop applied skills in design, engineering, and marketing. Additionally, the Animal Science Department has farms and research laboratories that explore a variety of livestock, include cattle, sheep, goats, and horses, as well as poultry.