University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Photo of University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignThe University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, established in 1867, is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement. A premier public research university, the Urbana-Champaign campus is distinguished by the breadth and quality of its programs — from agriculture and environmental sciences, architecture, veterinary medicine, engineering and law to business, communications, fine and applied arts, social work, applied health, education, the liberal arts and sciences, library sciences, and social work. The 785-acre campus located in east-central Illinois includes architectural gems from the 1800s as well as 21st century, high-tech buildings such as the Seibel Center and the Institute for Genomic Biology.

Faculty conduct world-class interdisciplinary research and scholarship in an environment that enables creative thinking and promotes academic excellence. Urbana boasts Nobel Laureates, MacArthur Fellows and faculty whose research is among the most cited in their fields.

More than 44,000 students call Urbana-Champaign home each year, and they enroll in an array of academic and extracurricular programs that strengthen their educational experience and prepare them to be leaders in a global society.

The Urbana-Champaign campus has more than 425,000 alumni that include Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, Olympic medalists, astronauts, scientists, and leaders of international corporations.

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