Illinois College, the first college in the state to conduct classes and grant a baccalaureate degree, sustains a 180-year heritage of excellence in the liberal arts. Beecher Hall, the first college building in Illinois, was built in 1829 and is still used today.
The Office of Institutional Research at Illinois College contributes to the effectiveness of the institution in achieving its mission by supporting academic and administrative decision-making.
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Many Illinois College students describe the feeling they had when they first stepped onto campus — the welcome from faculty and staff, the inviting atmosphere and the buzz of innovation — all adding to a sense of belonging and excitement.
The primary section of campus is divided into two areas commonly called the upper and lower quads. The upper quad is on the northern part of the campus, and is higher in elevation than the lower quad which is located on the southern part of the campus. The upper quad is the location of many of the academic buildings. This includes the notable Sturtevant Hall which is often featured in pictures because of its unique towers and windows which are currently found in the College logo.
Illinois College is home to a number of Greek organizations. Along with the many academically affiliated Greek organizations, Illinois College also houses a number of national recognized Greek organizations such as Alpha Phi Omega; the co-ed service fraternity that is the largest collegiate fraternity in the United States.
Amazing teachers, horrible location, small school.