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.

This Hillel serves: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Parkland College; Eastern Illinois University

Undergraduate Enrollment

100 Jewish Students (1.4%*)
7,159 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

0 Jewish Students (0%*)
0 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available No
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator Yes
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • 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
  • JLIC Educator Yes
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

Hillel sells Kosher hot lunches during the weekdays. Shabbat meals are free and open to the public. Two additional Kosher restaurants are available in Urbana-Champaign

Options: Hillel meal plan-extra cost;Kosher food available nearby

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 100%
  • U.S. Region Midwest
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $5,130
  • Tuition Out-of-State $15,930
  • Out-of-State/Int’l N/A
  • Greek Life No

Trips & Experiences

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503 East John Street
Champaign IL 61820 US
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