Does UIUC require letters of reccomendation?

<p>I was looking on the website and I didn't see anything regarding letters of rec. Are they just not required? I thought that all schools required at least two</p>

<p>Not only are letters of recommendation not required, but UIUC won't even accept them if you do decide to send them.</p>

<p>alright. thanks. are there other schools that have this policy?</p>

<p>All schools have their own policies, but Illinois reasoning behind not accepting LoR is that since they've never seen a letter of recommendation that wasn't a glowing tribute of an applicant, it sheds little light on the evaluation process, and slows it down considerably.</p>