The University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive, major public university ranked
among the best in the country.
As a land-grant institution chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and
graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts both theoretical
and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the
The campus includes some 200
major buildings on 1,470 acres, serving more than 2,000 faculty members,
26,000 undergraduates, and 10,000 graduate and professional students.
The annual budget is about $800 million, of which about a third comes from state
appropriations and the rest from tuition, gifts, grants, contracts, and other