Illinois by the numbers
1867: The year the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign began.
Chartered as the Illinois Industrial University, the University opened for business in 1868. Renamed the University of Illinois in 1885, it is one of the original 37 public land-grant institutions created after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act in 1862.
40°06'36.88"N 88°13'38.13"W: Longitude/latitude of the Quad.
The University is in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana (total population 180,000) in east-central Illinois. Situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis, and 180 miles northeast of St. Louis.
17 Colleges and Instructional units
- College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
- College of Applied Health Sciences
- Institute of Aviation
- College of Business
- College of Education
- College of Engineering
- College of Fine and Applied Arts
- College of Law
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- College of Media
- Division of General Studies
- College of Veterinary Medicine
- Graduate College
- Graduate School of Library and Information Science
- College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign
- School of Labor and Employment Relations
- School of Social Work
- 24,000,000+ Items mark one of the largest public university libraries in the world.
- 1,000,000+ Visitors to the online catalog every week.
20+ Area studies libraries; one of the larger engineering libraries in the country, state-of-the-art agricultural library, and world-renowned rare book and manuscript library.
- $563,710,000 Spending on research and development in science and engineering in 2009.
- 100% of all classrooms have wireless access.
- 360 buildings on- and off-campus have wireless access.
- $29.4 million initiative implementing increased community access to high-speed fiber-optic Internet and developing community-wide Intranet with special federal and state funding.
Culture and Entertainment
4 Cultural Centers
- Asian-American Cultural Center
- Bruce D. Nesbitt African-American Cultural Center
- La Casa Cultural Latina
- Native American House
These centers offer the entire campus community opportunities to learn about and to experience the rich historic traditions and modern living cultures that shape our world.
- 320 Main campus buildings, 2.8 square miles (1,783 acres).
- 647 Total buildings, 7.1 square miles (4,552 acres).
Museums, Galleries, and Collections
- 4 Theaters in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts seat about 4,000 and annually host 350+ student and professional performances, as well as commencements, lectures, and other events, many of them free
- 9,000+ Works of art at Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion’s permanent collection, KAM hosts high-caliber temporary exhibitions and interdisciplinary programs
- 46,000 Artifacts of global cultures at the Spurlock Museum
- 75% of John Philip Sousa's original music manuscripts, the world's largest collection, at the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
Sports and Recreation
- 10 & 11 Number of men's and women's (NCAA) teams (respectively) with 14 major facilities including Memorial Stadium (62,000 seating), the Assembly Hall (17,200 seating), Atkins Tennis Center, Huff Hall (4,000 seating), Illinois Field (3,000 seats for baseball), Eichelberger Field (1,500 seats for softball), the Illini Track and Soccer Stadium, two 18-hole championship golf courses with driving range and the newly opened Demirjian Golf Practice Facility
- 470,000 square feet of recreational space between two newly expanded campus recreation and wellness centers. Includes indoor tracks, leisure pool with slide, climbing wall, basketball and racquetball courts, indoor and outdoor 50-meter pools, and much more; other recreational facilities include an ice arena, outdoor adventures center, inline skating rink, and several play fields
- 100,000 People visit the Robert Allerton Park and Conference Center (1,500-acre national landmark located 24 miles from campus) each year
- 16,000 Daily visitors to the Illini Union have access to a hotel, banquet facility, food court, art gallery and recreation room; Two ballrooms and 24 break-out rooms are available for conferences, meetings and events
- 23 Undergraduate University residence halls accommodate 8,550 students, including nine Living-Learning Communities
- $10,080 Per year for double room and board (20 meals/week) in 2011-2012
- 6,000 Undergraduate students living in 16 Private certified housing units and 62 Greek Houses
- 2,000 Single graduate students or students with families living in two University-owned apartment complexes; two residence halls are home for 720 graduate students
- 1,000+ Registered student organizations, coalitions, honorary societies, and teams
Programs and Services for People with Disabilities
- #1 Rated as one of the most "disability friendly" U.S. campuses
- First to provide students with disabilities access to all university services, curricula, and facilities; developed first architectural accessibility standards; designed & instituted a wheelchair-accessible bus system; first to offer comprehensive wheelchair sports programming
- Developed the first transitional living program for students with physical disabilities needing personal assistant support services.Students with physical disabilities who require personal assistant support services have an 87 percent graduation rate; nearly 60 percent obtain employment within a year of graduation, while another 32 percent enroll in graduate or professional schools
International Programs and Studies
- 1,939 Study abroad students in 2009-2010 participating in more than 100 programs and affiliations in more than 60 countries; ranked 19th in the nation's "Top 20 Research Institutions" in number of students studying abroad.
- 8,057 International students in 2011 from 115 countries; #2 in most recent ranking of the nation's "Top 20 Research Institutions" in number of international students.
- 31,932 Students from 48 states
- 7,255 New freshmen enrolled in fall 2011; roughly 27,000 apply annually.
- 4,154 International undergraduate students
- 5,000+ courses offered; over 150 programs of study
- 70 of America's Fortune 100 companies (including 8 of the top 10) recruited on campus last year recruited on campus last year.
- 3,645 Companies recruited at Illinois In 2010-11, including 207 of the Fortune 500.
Undergraduate Base Tuition and Fees (fall 2011)
- $14,414 A year for residents; nonresident: $28,556 a year (guaranteed four-year tuition rate, some colleges assess separately)
- Illinois Promise funds the estimated cost of tuition, fees, room, board, and books for low-income students
Graduate and Professional Education
- 10,673 Graduate and professional students; among the top ten U.S. universities in number of earned doctorates awarded annually
Graduate Base Tuition and Fees (fall 2011)
- $14,390 A year for residents; nonresident: $27,656 a year (law, medicine, and veterinary medicine assessed separately)
- 42,605 total students: 31,932 undergraduate and 10,673 graduate and professional students, 54% men, 46% women, 5.0% African-American, 6.0% Latino/a, 11.0% Asian-American, 0.13% Native American, 2% Multiracial and 19% International.
- 2,975 Members; 1,871 tenure/tenure track, and 1,104 visiting faculty & instructional staff.
- 3,664 Administrative and academic professional
- 4,199 support staff
- 425,000+ Living alumni of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of the largest U.S. alumni organizations
- Phyllis M. Wise, Chancellor and Vice President
- C. Renee Romano, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
- Peter E. Schiffer, Vice Chancellor for Research
- Dan C. Peterson, Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
- Ilesanmi Adesida, Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
- Robert Easter
Board of Trustees
- Christopher G. Kennedy, Chairman, Kenilworth
- Ricardo Estrada, Chicago
- Patrick Fitzgerald, Chicago
- Karen A. Hasara, Springfield
- Patricia Brown Holmes, Chicago
- Timothy N. Koritz, Roscoe
- Edward L. McMillan, Greenville
- James D. Montgomery, Sr. Chicago
- Pamela B. Strobel, Winnetka
Board of Trustees, Student Members
- David Pileski, Urbana-Champaign
- Kenneth M. Thomas, Chicago (voting member)
- John W. Tienken, Springfield
Admissions and Visitor Information
- Undergraduate Admissions: Office of Admissions and Records, 901 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL 61801; 217-333-0302, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Campus Visits: Office of Admissions and Records, 901 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL 61801, 217-333-0824, email@example.com (hosts 30,000 prospective students and their families annually)
- Graduate Admissions: 801 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820; International/Domestic: 217-244-4637, firstname.lastname@example.org
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