Campus & Community


Since its founding in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has steadily gained in stature and is recognized as one of the leading universities in the world. The university is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Campus enrollment is comprised of more than 44,000 students from over 120 countries.


The twin cities Champaign and Urbana are located in east central Illinois, with a combined population of over 125,000. Champaign and Urbana is a micro-urban community that enjoys the benefits of the big city with the charm of a small town.