University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Founded in 1867 as a land grant institution, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is celebrating 150 years of transformative experiences and heralding an ambitious vision for the future through learning, discovery and public engagement. More information on our sesquicentennial milestones and festivities is available at

The university is distinguished by the breadth and quality of its programs and research--everything from agriculture and architecture to veterinary medicine and zoology. The campus has vibrant programs in many fields including engineering, law, business, fine and applied arts, media, applied health, education, the liberal arts and sciences, library sciences, and social work.

The institution is consistently ranked among the top public universities in the country, with many fields receiving top-rankings including engineering, library & information science, and business

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  • 45,000 students
  • 16 academic units, 250 programs
  • Big Ten Conference, NCAA Division I
  • Features the 600,000 square foot Research Park, with 90+ established companies and start-ups.
  • 13 million volumes in 37 unit libraries, one of the largest public university collections in the world
  • Home to the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, one of the nation's leading university-based arts facilities
  • achieved many "firsts" for campus accessibility for people with disabilities 

    Visit the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign website to learn more.