The University of Illinois is a public research university, ultimately responsible to the citizens of Illinois and the Illinois General Assembly. Authority over the University is held by a Board of Trustees. A president is the chief executive officer for the university system, and each of three campuses is headed by a chancellor, vice chancellors who have campuswide responsibilities, and other administrators whose duties are delegated by the chancellor.

Top reasons to study here

  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is charged by our state to enhance the lives of citizens in Illinois.
  • A talented and highly respected faculty is the university’s most significant resource.
  • Our faculty have been awarded Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, and the Fields Medal in Mathematics.

Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (53)

About

History

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.

Education

llinois can help make your dreams a reality. We have 16 colleges and instructional units that provide more than 150 undergraduate programs and more than 100 graduate and professional programs.

Research

At Illinois, our focus on research shapes our identity, permeates our classrooms and fuels our outreach. Fostering discovery and innovation is our fundamental mission. As a public, land-grant university, we have the responsibility to create new knowledge and new ideas and translate these into better ways of working, living and learning for our state, nation and world.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
41 -4
2017
37 -7
2016
30
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
50 -13
2018
37 -1
2017
36
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
51
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
71 -2
2018
69 -3
2017
66
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

Student and Scholar Services is here to help you adjust and succeed during your time as a student here.

Housing services

  • 23 Undergraduate residence halls, with more than 8,600 residents
  • 2 Residence halls for graduate students and upper-division undergraduates, with more than 700 residents
  • 1,120 University-owned apartments for graduate students and their families, upper-division undergraduates, and faculty and staff
  • Award-winning Dining Services and University Catering, including 6 residence hall dining rooms and the Illini Union Ballroom

Library services

The University Library is one of the largest public university collections in the world with 13 million volumes in its 37 unit libraries.

ICT services

Students have access to thousands of computer terminals in classrooms, residence halls, and campus libraries for use in classroom instruction, study, and research.

Student Life

Sports facilities

The Sport Well Center The Sport Well Center helps foster healthy, active lifestyles on the University of Illinois campus by providing nutrition, fitness, and athletic injury prevention and treatment services.

Student Reviews

A rigorous but supportive program
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
I came to the University of Illinois as an international student. Over the past four years, it has shaped me into a global citizen and prepared me for the workplace far beyond my expectations. Although the campus is in a college town, there is plenty to do on any given day. While the classes can be challenging depending on your course, the grading is fair and clear from the first day. Research ...
The Best University in the Mid-West
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign gave me structure that I never thought possible with a school. I received an impeccable outlook on my future, as well. I created an amazing network for myself, and I felt helped every step of the way. It is immaculately functional academically. The university is known for creating very well-rounded individuals and sending them out into the working wor...
Large Public State School Experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
My experience was great for a big, public university in the U.S. It was along the lines of a typical American university which offered many and almost all disciplines. The social life and student life are all very ideal for Bachelor studies as it is a college town with everything necessary for comfortable student living. The only downside is the distance to the closest city (3 hours) which make...

Urbana, Illinois, United States