University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana

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The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (U of I, Illinois, or colloquially the University of Illinois or UIUC) is a public land-grant research university in Illinois in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana. It is the flagship institution of the University of Illinois system and was founded in 1867. Enrolling over 56,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the University of Illinois is one of the largest public universities by enrollment in the nation.

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a member of the Association of American Universities and is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity. In fiscal year 2019, research expenditures at Illinois totaled $652 million. The campus library system possesses the second-largest university library in the United States by holdings after Harvard University. The university also hosts the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and is home to the fastest supercomputer on a university campus.
Illinois contains 16 schools and colleges and offers more than 150 undergraduate and over 100 graduate programs of study. The university holds 651 buildings on 6,370 acres (2,578 ha) and its annual operating budget in 2016 was over $2 billion. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign also operates a Research Park home to innovation centers for over 90 start-up companies and multinational corporations, including Abbott, AbbVie, Caterpillar, Capital One, Dow, State Farm, John Deere, GSI, and Yahoo, among others.
As of August 2020, the alumni, faculty members, or researchers of the university include 30 Nobel laureates, 27 Pulitzer Prize winners, two Turing Award winners and one Fields medalist. Illinois athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the Fighting Illini. They are members of the Big Ten Conference and have won the second-most conference titles. Illinois Fighting Illini football won the Rose Bowl Game in 1947, 1952, 1964 and a total of five national championships. Illinois athletes have won 29 medals in Olympic events, ranking it among the top 40 American universities with Olympic medals.
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  • Top-notch university in central Illinois. Tour the Illini Union, walk the Main Quad, check out the historic buildings, take a photo at the Alma Mater statue, stroll through the bustling Campustown... 
    Top-notch university in central Illinois. Tour the Illini Union, walk the Main Quad, check out the historic buildings, take a photo at the Alma Mater statue, stroll through the bustling Campustown...  more »
  • My mother graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1939, when it wasn't fashionable for women to attend college. She influenced me to attend Illinois and I graduated in 1962... 
    My mother graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1939, when it wasn't fashionable for women to attend college. She influenced me to attend Illinois and I graduated in 1962...  more »
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  • Just graduated. As for the schoolwork, it was mostly just review. Did I appreciate my time here? I sure did, but that's mostly because I love biking and you can bike basically everywhere on campus. Just kidding, this place is really great. Good people, stellar curriculum, wonderful campus and metro region. No sign of Thong Man.
  • Nice to have this ER to go too for our pets. Staff wonderful. Expensive and takes a long time is the only issue I have.

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