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Illinois students, scholars and alumni have a history of changing the world.
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is home to 26 Pulitzer Prize winners, 23 Nobel laureates and countless world-changing innovations.
The Illinois family is everywhere.
The university has one of the largest alumni organizations in the world. With more than 80 Illinois alumni clubs and groups across the globe, you never have to go too far to find a fellow Illini.
Illinois graduates are in demand.
91% of graduates in Summer 2019, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 secured a first destination—defined as a job, enrollment in graduate school or a volunteer position—within six months of graduation.
Illinois provides transformative learning experiences.
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is home to one of the most comprehensive global learning environments in the world. Students leave with a worldview and knowledge that will prepare them to be competitive in the global marketplace—no matter where they come from or where they make their mark.
No surprise here, the Illinois community is a great place to be.
Champaign-Urbana has been named among the top college towns in the country and has been ranked a top city for recent graduates.
This piece was adapted from a previously published article in University Guide, the official guide to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Read the magazine online.