University of Illinois

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The University of Illinois 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.


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign began in 1867. 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.

Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement and distinguished by the breadth of their programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty.

They serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge.

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University of Illinois
901 West Illinois Street
Urbana, IL 61801
United States

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