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University of Illinois Springfield

UIS celebrates its diversity with a campus comprised of students and faculty of various ages, backgrounds, and ethnicity.

About

History

In 1960, a group of central Illinois citizens, united in their goal of bringing a four-year university to the capital city, formed the Springfield Committee for Higher Education. Legislation creating Sangamon State University (SSU) was signed in 1969. The first classes were held in 1970, which is considered the founding year of SSU. 

Research

Many of our students participate in collaborative research with faculty. 

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

Services

Student services

The Office of International Student Services (ISS) is dedicated to the highest standards of excellence and best professional practices in the field of International Student Advising.

Housing services

The University is committed to providing the safest environment possible for work and study. Part of that commitment involves providing information about campus security to current as well as prospective students and employees. 

Medical services

We provide health care that allows individuals to perform optimally, both physically and mentally, in order to achieve their academic and intellectual potential and to minimize interruptions in their academic careers. We provide health care and health education in a safe environment.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Illinois Springfield’s vibrant campus community offers something for everyone. The campus atmosphere creates a lively environment in which students and members of the community alike can explore all that the university has to offer.

Sports facilities

Campus Recreation provides the best comprehensive recreational sports program by offering: quality activities, equipment, facilities and service for the betterment of body, mind, and spirit to enhance the recreational, educational, and social lives of the UIS community.

Student clubs

Involvement in campus organizations is an important part of your complete educational experience at UIS.

Student organizations offer social, service, and professional opportunities for their members within the university and community. Membership can broaden acquaintances, develop leadership ability, build decision-making and problem-solving skills, and complement classroom instruction.

Accreditation

UIS is pursuing accreditation through the Open Pathway, a ten-year cycle that focuses on assurance of quality and continuous improvement. UIS’ next Site Visit is planned for February 19-20, 2018.

Springfield, Illinois, United States

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