Institution saved to your shortlist.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States
  • 29 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 29 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 63 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 56 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 59 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 36 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
  • 69 QS World University Rankings 2018
Campus setting Contact the university / college
Living cost Contact the university / college
Student population Contact the university / college
International students Contact the university / college
Institution type Public

About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC) is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. UIUC  is the second oldest public university in the state, and second to Illinois State University. It is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. Besides, it is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities. The university is designated as a RU/VH Research University which involved in very high research activities. The campus library system possesses the second-largest university library in the United States and the fifth-largest in the country overall.

The university consists 17 colleges, with offering more than 150 programs of study. Additionally, the university operates an extension that serves 2.7 million registrants per year around the state of Illinois and beyond. The campus holds 286 buildings on 1,468 acres (594 ha) in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana. Its annual operating budget in 2011 was over $1.7 billion.

Campus information

The campus is well-known for its landscape and architecture, as well as distinctive landmarks. It was identified as one of 50 college or university 'works of art' by T.A. Gaines in his book "The Campus as a Work of Art."

The main research and academic facilities are divided almost exactly between the twin cities of Urbana and Champaign. The College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences' research fields stretch south from Urbana and Champaign into Savoy and Champaign County. The university maintains formal gardens and a conference centre in nearby Monticello at Allerton Park.

UIUC is one of the few educational institutions which own an airport - Willard Airport, named for former University of Illinois president Arthur Cutts Willard, is located in Savoy. It was completed in year 1945 and began service in year 1954. Willard Airport is home to University research projects and the University's Institute of Aviation, along with flights from American Airlines.

The campus is based on the quadrangle design popular at many universities. Four main quads compose the centre of the university and are arranged from north to south. The Beckman Quadrangle and the John Bardeen Quadrangle occupy the centre of the Engineering Campus. Boneyard Creek flows through the John Bardeen Quadrangle, paralleling Green Street. The Beckman Quadrangle is primarily composed of research units and laboratories, and features a large solar calendar consisting of an obelisk and several copper fountains. The Main Quadrangle and South Quadrangle follow immediately after the John Bardeen Quad. The former makes up a large part of the Liberal Arts and Sciences portion of the campus, while the latter comprises many of the buildings of the College of ACES spread across the campus map.

Centrally located between three major US cities: Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.


All University Housing residence halls feature on-campus locations, convenient services in the hall, and professional staff. Living on campus also means that students will be able to use their meal plan in any University Housing dining hall. As complete University Housing application, ones will be asked for preferences. Ones can also note their preference for a non-visitation community (four rooms in Evans), a substance-free hall (Snyder), or the new Scholars Community (two floors in LAR).


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 2 Business, Management 2 Creative Arts & Design 1 Engineering 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Mass Communication & Media 3


Share this