University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign community of students, scholars, and alumni is changing the world.With our land-grant heritage as a foundation, we pioneer innovative research that tackles global problems and expands the human experience.

Top reasons to study here

  • Academic resources on campus are among the finest in the world.
  • The University Library is one of the largest public university collections in the world with 13 million volumes in its 37 unit libraries.
  • Annually, 53,000,000 people visit its online catalog. Students have access to thousands of computer terminals in classrooms and campus libraries.

Master's Programmes

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About

History

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the original 37 public land-grant institutions created after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act in 1862.

Education

llinois can help make your dreams a reality. We have 16 colleges and instructional units that provide more than 150 undergraduate programs and more than 100 graduate and professional programs.

Research

Illinois research fuels new ideas, new companies, and even new industries. We’re among the nation’s research powerhouses – for the last six years running, we have been awarded more NSF funding than any other university. Our faculty have developed many of the technologies that enable modern electronic devices, pioneered agricultural practices that feed the world, and shaped the government policies that protect the vulnerable in our society.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
38 3
2018
41 -4
2017
37
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
48 2
2019
50 -13
2018
37
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
59 -5
2019
54 -3
2018
51
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
75 -4
2019
71 -2
2018
69
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

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.

Housing services

Square feet of recreational space between two newly expanded campus recreation and wellness centers. Includes indoor tracks, leisure pool with slide, climbing wall, basketball and racquetball courts, indoor and outdoor 50-meter pools, and much more; other recreational facilities include an ice arena, outdoor adventures center, inline skating rink, and several play fields

Library services

Area studies libraries; one of the larger engineering libraries in the country, state-of-the-art agricultural library, and world-renowned rare book and manuscript library

ICT services

Students have access to thousands of computer terminals in classrooms, residence halls, and campus libraries for use in classroom instruction, study, and research.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Buildings in the University District, 3.6 square miles (2,295 acres)
  • Total Buildings, 9.9 square miles (6,370 acres)

Sports facilities

Number of men's (10) and women's 11 NCAA teams (respectively) with 11 major facilities including Memorial Stadium (60,670 seats, State Farm Center (15,544 seats), Atkins Tennis Center, Huff Hall (4,152 seats), Illinois Field (1,500 seats for baseball), Eichelberger Field (1,500 seats for softball), Illinois Track and Soccer Stadium, and the Demirjian Golf Practice Facility.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The authorities have taken well steps for the students.

A rigorous but supportive program
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I came to the University of Illinois as an international student. Over the past four years, it has shaped me into a global citizen and prepared me for the workplace far beyond my expectations. Although the campus is in a college town, there is plenty to do on any given day. While the classes can be challenging depending on your course, the grading is fair and clear from...

The Best University in the Mid-West
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign gave me structure that I never thought possible with a school. I received an impeccable outlook on my future, as well. I created an amazing network for myself, and I felt helped every step of the way. It is immaculately functional academically. The university is known for creating very well-rounded individuals and sending them...

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