University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

Champaign, IL
University of Illinois at Urbana  -  Champaign

Brief Description

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.

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At A Glance

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.

Campus Location

Main Address

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
601 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820


(217) 333-1000


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 52%

Female undergraduate population: 48%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Two but less than 4 years, Bachelor's, Master's, Post-Masters certificate, Doctor's, First-professional degree

Accounting And Finance
Actuarial Science
Advertising And Marketing
Aerospace Aeronautical And Astronautica
African Studies
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Extension
Agricultural Mechanization General
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agriculture / Agricultural Sciences General
Agriculture / Food Products Processing Operations
Agronomy And Crop Science
Aircraft Mechanic / Technician Airframe
Aircraft Pilot And Navigator Professional
Animal Sciences General
Applied Mathematics General
Architecture And Related Programs Other
Architecture General
Area Studies Other
Art History Criticism And Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Asian Studies
Astronomy General
Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering
Biology General
Biology Teacher Education
Botany General
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration And Management
Business General
Cell Biology
Ceramic Sciences And Engineering
Chemical And Atomic / Molecular Physics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry General
Chemistry Teacher Education
City / Urban Community And Regional Planning
Civil Engineering General
Classics And Classical Languages And Literature
Clothing / Apparel And Textile Studies
Communications General
Communications Other
Community Organization Resources And Services
Comparative Literature
Computer And Information Sciences General
Computer Engineering
Computer Science General
Computer Teacher Education
Consumer Economics And Science
Crafts Folk Art And Artisanry
Dietetics / Human Nutritional Services
Drama / Theater Arts General
Economics General
Education Administration And Supervision
Educational Psychology
Electrical Electronics And Communication
Elementary Teacher Education
Engineering General
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics
English Composition
English Language And Literature General
English Teacher Education
Environmental / Environmental Health Engineer
Environmental Science / Studies
Family Resource Management Studies
Fashion Merchandising
Finance General
Fine / Studio Arts
Food And Beverage / Restaurant Operations
Food Sciences And Technology
Foods And Nutrition Science
Foods And Nutrition Studies General
Foreign Languages Teacher Education
Forestry General
French Language And Literature
French Language Teacher Education
General Marketing Operations
German Language And Literature
German Language Teacher Education
Graphic Design Commercial Art And Illustration
Health And Physical Education General
History General
Home Economics General
Horticulture Science
Humanities / Humanistic Studies
Individual And Family Development Studie
Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering
Industrial Design
Italian Language And Literature
Juridical Science / Legal Specialization
Labor / Personnel Relations And Studies
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Law Llb Jd
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Library Science / Librarianship
Mass Communications
Materials Science
Mathematical Statistics
Mathematics And Computer Science
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Microbiology / Bacteriology
Music General
Music General Performance
Music History And Literature
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory And Composition
Nuclear Engineering
Nutritional Sciences
Ornamental Horticulture Operations And Management
Parks Recreation And Leisure Studies
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Physics General
Physics Teacher Education
Physiology Human And Animal
Plant Pathology
Political Science And Government General
Portuguese Language And Literature
Pre Elementary Early Childhood Kindergarten
Pre Veterinary Studies
Psychology General
Public Administration
Public Health Education And Promotion
Public Health Other
Rehabilitation / Therapeutic Services Operations
Religion / Religious Studies
Russian And Slavic Area Studies
Russian Language And Literature
Science Teacher Education General
Secondary Teacher Education
Slavic Languages And Literatures
Social And Philosophical Foundations
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Spanish Language And Literature
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education General
Speech And Rhetorical Studies
Speech Language Pathology And Audiology
Speech Teacher Education
Teaching English As A Second Language
Technical Teacher Education Vocational
Veterinary Clinical Sciences Ms Phd
Veterinary Medicine Dvm
Voice And Choral / Opera Performance