The Power of I

UIUC Exploration Guide

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The Power is Within You

The power to solve problems. The power to create better tomorrows. The power to change our world.

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public university in the U.S. (U.S. News)

Pulitzer & 23 Nobel Prize winners among faculty & alumni

A top 10
U.S. university for your money (Money)


U.S. states & 100+ countries represented on campus

student-to-faculty ratio

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Find Your Passion

With 150+ programs across 11 academic communities, chances are we have the major for you.

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The Complete Experience

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UIUC Education

A top university with a legacy of innovation, UIUC provides a challenging, progressive environment to help you realize your goals.

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UIUC Culture

Fostering a spirit of openness, access, and equity, UIUC's expansive and supportive community allows you a place to thrive.

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A Day in the Life of an Illini

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Return on Investment
in the Big Ten (PayScale)

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How to Apply

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Our app opens September 1, with an early action deadline of November 1 and a regular decision deadline of January 5.

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Our spring app opens September 1 and closes October 15. Our fall app opens December 15 and closes March 1.

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Located in Champaign-Urbana

A Top 10 U.S. College Town (Livability)

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Meet Our Students



Just 15 years old when he began college, Taofik became an integral part of the engineering and business colleges and interned with 4 (!) Fortune 500 companies while at UIUC.

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A pre-law student with a strong Latina identity, Savannah is very passionate about justice and looks forward to helping change the U.S. system for the better in her future.

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Illini 4000 members

Marie & Christina

As part of Illini 4000, a student group that raises awareness for cancer research, Marie and Christina have each spent a summer biking 4000 miles from coast to coast.

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Undergraduate Research at UIUC

Franklin provides advice to students hoping to get involved in the rich research scene on campus.

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Fostering Change on Campus

Taylor shares her experience in creating a safe, empowering space for students of color majoring in history.

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25 Common College Terms

To help you better navigate the college search process, we've broken down some basic college vocabulary.

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