About the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a world-class, public research institution with a land-grant mission and a global impact, located in the United States.
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is charged by the state to enhance the lives of people in the State of Illinois, across the nation, and around the world through leadership in learning, discovery, engagement, and economic development. Our campus and scholarly community is made up of pioneers, innovators, and collaborators whose creativity and diversity create a truly dynamic and interdisciplinary culture. Together, we work locally, nationally, and globally to facilitate the free exchange of ideas through its vast research enterprise, 350 inter-institutional agreements, 300 education abroad programs, and by welcoming the nation's second-largest international student population among public universities in the United States.
Why study or train here?
- We have many years of experience. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign was founded in 1867, as one of the one of the original 37 public land-grant institutions created after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act.
- We foster some of the greatest minds. 28 Pulitzer Prizes and 24 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to university faculty and alumni. Meet the winners of these prestigious awards.
- We pioneer innovative research. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invented the first graphical web browser in 1993 and has lead disability support research. Read more about our research milestones.
- We stand out among our peers. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is the #11 ranked public university in the United States and has many top ranked programs. View more national and international rankings.
- We are a global campus. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries every year, in addition to sending many students abroad. Learn more about our impact.