University of Illinois

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign community of students, scholars, and alumni is changing the world.

With our land-grant heritage as a foundation, we pioneer innovative research that tackles global problems and expands the human experience. Our transformative learning experiences, in and out of the classroom, are designed to produce alumni who desire to make a significant, societal impact.

Since its founding in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has earned a reputation as a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement.

  • 1867 Year Founded
  • 18 Pulitzer Prize Winners
  • Invented the first graphical web browser
  • #11 Ranked Public University
  • 32,000+ Students from all 50 states and 100+ countries

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