Located on a vast 1,783-acre urban campus in the twin cities of Urbana and Champaign in the east-central region of Illinois within a few hours of Chicago and Indianapolis, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a land-grant public research institution that serves as the flagship campus of the university system. As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, UIUC is designated as a research university with very high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation. Home to more than 44,550 students, the on-campus resources include the fifth largest university library in the entire United States with over 13.1 million volumes.
As the second oldest public university in the state after Illinois State University, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign was first opened in 1868 with only two faculty members and 77 students at the time. While a heated debate between a liberal arts curriculum and industrial education ensued, the first president John Milton Gregory is largely credited with establishing the university and forming it into a major interdisciplinary institution. Following World War II, UIUC experienced rapid growth that nearly doubled its enrollment and significantly improved its academic standing to become today's elite research university.
With an outstanding reputation nationwide, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is currently ranked as the 41st best college and 11th top public school in the United States by the U.S. News and World Report. Furthermore, UIUC has been named as the 56th best university in the world by the QS World University Rankings. Fully accredited by the North Central Association (NCA), the highest ranked programs offered are business, education, engineering, law, chemistry, computer science, psychology, library science, social work, and veterinary medicine. As one of the few educational institutions to own an airport at Willard Airport, the university also is home to a prized Institute of Aviation.
Boasting over 1,000 active registered student organizations on-campus, UIUC has 59 fraternities and 36 sororities on campus with more than 3,463 members participating in university's self-governing Greek system. Nicknamed the Fighting Illini, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is one of the founding members of the Big Ten Conference for NCAA Division I competition with 19 varsity teams. Some of the most notable alumni include Emmy award-winner Barbara Bain, actor Gene Hackman, Nobel Prize winner John Schrieffer, astronaut Steven R. Nagel, and ambassador Nancy Brinker.
Total undergraduate enrollment: 28414
Total institution enrollment: 38465
School type: 4-year public
School classification: Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. They award 50 or more doctoral degrees per year across at least 15 Disciplines.
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
601 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Male undergraduate population: 52%
Female undergraduate population: 48%
Undergrad visible minorities: No Data
Degrees Offered: Two but less than 4 years, Bachelor's, Master's, Post-Masters certificate, Doctor's, First-professional degree