Explore Cohen Hillel at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

With nearly 3,000 Jewish students and a top academic institution, Hillel is a home-away-from-home for many Jewish students from around the country. On a daily basis, dozens of students relax at Hillel between classes or at the end of their day; staff members are frequently seen around campus working with students to maximize their experiences on campus. Hillel holds about 500 programs each year including sports tournaments, social gatherings, educational opportunities and professional development sessions. Champaign-Urbana has an Eruv, a Mikvah and 3 kosher restaurants including Hillel's Cafe Sababa. The Campus has several kosher dining options, a unique Jewish studies program that offers a Minor and a Major in its field.

Undergraduate Enrollment

100 Jewish Students (1.6%*)
6,229 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

5 Jewish Students (0.3%*)
1,577 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Unknown
  • Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus Yes
  • Kosher Food Available Unknown
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered No
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor None
  • Study Abroad in Israel Unknown
  • Israel Fellow Yes

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 53%
  • U.S. Region Midwest
  • Commuter/Residential Commuter
  • Tuition In-State $11,989
  • Tuition Out-of-State $14,269
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 7% / 3%
  • Greek Life Yes

Trips & Experiences

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503 East John Street
Champaign IL 61820 US
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