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About the University of Illinois System

The University of Illinois System is made up of people who want more. Our innovative, diverse, globally engaged citizens and leaders enrich our culture and society, create prosperity, and serve the public good. New breakthroughs from our universities foster economic growth and solve society's biggest challenges. Combined, the three universities in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield bring resources, capabilities, and drive that are greater than the sum of their parts – it is altogether extraordinary.

We attract the nation's most talented students with hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, many of them ranked among the best in the United States. We are the state's largest system of higher education, with more than 94,700 students. In addition to our three main campuses, the U of I System has regional campuses, the UI Health hospital and clinics, research facilities, and Extension offices throughout the state. The U of I System also leads the development of the Discovery Partners Institute, an interdisciplinary private-public research institute and hub of the Illinois Innovation Network. 

We've carried on our land-grant mission for more than 150 years, making a lasting impact throughout Illinois and beyond the state borders.

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Support & Giving

Private support is critical to the mission of the University of Illinois System and opportunities exist within each of our universities that can fit your charitable interests and financial objectives. To learn more about how you can support students, world-class faculty, pioneering research, and state-of-the-art facilities, visit the University of Illinois Foundation or directly visit the university giving pages by clicking on the university icon:


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