The University of Illinois

Founded in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the original 37 public land-grant institutions created after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act in 1862. The university home of Gies College of Business, Illinois is a community of students, scholars, and alumni who are changing the world. More than 47,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are preparing for their futures, and more than 470,000 alumni are demonstrating the impact of this university in their careers and daily lives.

Being part of a world-class research university with a renowned College of Engineering provides Gies students with unique opportunities to integrate their interests and take advantage of exemplary teaching and learning resources. The Hoeft Technology & Management program, a joint minor between Gies College of Business and The Grainger College of Engineering, offers a unique curriculum to highly qualified students and prepares them to become tomorrow’s leaders in technology and business. Gies also seeks out and executes additional partnership opportunities with other colleges and departments, allowing our students to truly leverage all the best aspects of this world-class university.

Home to 29 Pulitzer Prize winners, 24 Nobel Laureates, and innovators who brought us the transistor, the LED, MRI technology, and the first web browser, the University of Illinois boasts one of the largest public university libraries in the world, with more than 24 million items in its collection.

The university’s highly regarded and ranked Grainger College of Engineering provides unique opportunities to engage with technological innovators and to develop business plans to help bring leading-edge discoveries to the market.

A member of the Big Ten athletic conference, there are many opportunities to watch major college sports. The 21 men’s and women’s teams include football, basketball, softball, soccer, and tennis. Alumni of our university have participated in the Olympics and Paralympics, and many went on to professional sports careers. The campus community also enjoys intramural sports and two newly expanded recreation and wellness centers.

And there’s so much more to do on campus. With more than 1,800 registered student organizations, there’s sure to be a group that shares your interests or ignites new passions. RSOs are great ways to make new friends and meet interesting people from around the world.

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts brings in world-renowned performers and entertainers, as well as being home to outstanding musical, theater, and opera performances by Illinois students.

Together the University of Illinois feeds your interests and expands your horizons.

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