We’re one of the most diverse schools in the Big Ten, and it shows. At UIUC, you’re going to make friends from across the globe.

#1 most students of color among top-ranked Midwest universities

Add a little culture to your life.

Open to all students, our cultural houses and centers help you celebrate your own heritage and give you a better appreciation for other ways of life. Enjoy a tea ceremony at the Japan House or celebrate Día de los Muertos with La Casa!

group of multinational Illini posing in the Illini Union

113 countries and 50 U.S. states represented on campus

We’re always at your service.

No one should feel out of place on our campus. We make it a priority to encourage an educated and welcoming community, so if you’re looking for resources or support, we’re here for you.

Brenda with friends and fellow La Casa members

Un Camino a Sí Misma

At UIUC, Brenda has connected with her Mexican heritage while opening herself up to new experiences through La Casa, a cultural house on campus.

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30+ student support centers on campus