About the Campuses

University of Illinois Campuses

The University of Illinois is the state's best and most comprehensive public university. The family of campuses in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield serve the people of Illinois through a shared commitment to missions of excellence in academics, research, public service and economic development.

Each campus, led by a Chancellor who reports to the President, makes specific and different contributions to the University's overarching missions. The campuses are strengthened by intercampus cooperation and by University-wide services, yet carry out their academic functions with a high degree of delegated authority and autonomy.

In addition to the main campuses, the University has health professions sites in Rockford and Peoria as well as a presence in the Quad Cities, continuing education centers in suburban and downstate Illinois, a major teaching hospital and Extension offices in many of the state's 102 counties. Coordinated by U of I Online, the university also offers hundreds of online classes through the three campuses.

University administration (UA) provides critical support and services to the campuses and their students, faculty, and staff.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Established in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of the nation's great research universities, is known for its distinguished faculty, its outstanding resources and the breadth of its academic programs. The campus is deeply committed to educating its large, diverse student body and to engaging critical societal and scientific issues.

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University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago, which opened its doors in 1946, is a major research university located in the heart of one of the world's great cities. UIC provides a first-rate education for its students, creates and disseminates new knowledge as a university of growing national and international stature and serves its diverse communities and neighborhoods.

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University of Illinois at Springfield

The University of Illinois at Springfield is a small, liberal arts university in the state capital. Known for its focus on teaching, excellent faculty and a proven record in business education, UIS is also becoming a national leader in online education. UIS emphasizes public affairs in its academic and community service pursuits.UIS joined the University family in 1995.

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U of I Online

A one-stop website to learn about programs and courses online from the three campuses, U of I Online helps you meet your educational goals by taking courses and receiving degrees that are mostly or completely online.

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Regional Campuses

The U of I has campuses in Rockford and Peoria for more than 40 years.