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What is Statistics?

Statistics focuses on the science of modeling, summarizing, and analyzing data, as well as using mathematics and computer tools to make predictions and decisions in uncertain situations. In this major, you’ll gain an understanding of concepts of statistical inference and a familiarity with the methods of applied statistical analysis, which include experimental design, simulation, model selection, and validation. Statistical ideas are applicable in any area involving quantitative measurement and in almost every realm of scholarly pursuit.

Career Options

  • Business
  • Government
  • Industry
  • Medical research

Post-Graduation Success1

86% employed or continuing education

51% employed after graduation

35% attending graduate school

$56,984 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Deloitte, Compass Lexecon, Epic Systems

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Columbia University, New York University

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

28 - 33 ACT Score

1360 - 1490 SAT Score

3.40 - 3.89 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,008
  • Total: $31,012

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $28,606
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $47,922

International

  • Tuition: $30,980
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $50,296
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