About the University of Illinois System

The University of Illinois System is made up of people who want more–we are chasing extraordinary. As innovative, diverse, globally engaged citizens and leaders. We enrich our culture and society, create prosperity, and serve the public good. New breakthroughs 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 85,600 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 is also leading 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 150 years, making a lasting impact throughout Illinois and beyond the state borders.

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Our Universities

Support & Giving

In October 2017, ambitious fundraising initiatives were launched at each university. To learn how you can support students, world-class faculty, pioneering research, and state-of-the art facilities, visit the University of Illinois Foundation, or click on an individual university campaign below:

Visit With I: the campaign for Illinois Visit IGNITE: the campaign for UIC visit Reaching Stellar: the campaign for UIS

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