The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world-class, public research institution located in the United States.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world-class, public research institution with a land-grant mission and a global impact. We are charged by our state to enhance the lives of people in Illinois, across the nation, and around the world through our 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 our 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. Illinois 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 Illinois faculty and alumni. Meet the winners of these prestigious awards.
- We pioneer innovative research. Illinois 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. Illinois 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. Illinois 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.