Illinois is ...
•A world leader in research, teaching and public engagement
•Distinguished by the breadth of our programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty
Our prominent alumni are ...
•Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners
•Outstanding athletes, including Olympic medalists
•astronauts and scientists
•leaders of international corporations
We 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.