General Information

Location: Springfield, Illinois; state capital; site of Abraham Lincoln’s Home National Historic Site; centrally located on Interstates 55 and 72

Enrollment: 4,956 (fall 2017)

Campus size: 746 acres

Academic programs: 52 University of Illinois degree-granting programs; 31 bachelor’s degree programs; 20 master’s degree programs; 1 doctoral program

Housing: Two residence halls designed for 415 freshmen and sophomore students; town homes, apartments, and family housing for 710 primarily upper division and graduate students (total capacity of 1125)

Financial assistance: Nearly 76% of all UIS students receive some form of financial assistance

Student profile:

  • 59.2% undergraduate and 40.8% graduate
  • Full-time: 51.6%
  • Residents in campus housing: 951 of 1123 (occupancy of 84.7%)
  • Student origins: 72.2% Illinois, 14.7% out-of-state, 13.1% international

Top five enrolled undergraduate majors:

  1. Computer Science
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology
  4. Accountancy
  5. Biology

Top five enrolled graduate majors:

  1. Computer Science
  2. Management Information Systems
  3. Public Administration
  4. Human Development Counseling
  5. Accountancy

Athletics: NCAA Division II – 17 sports competing in the Great Lakes Valley Conference include: men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, men's and women's cross country, men’s baseball, women’s volleyball, women’s softball, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field

Clubs and organizations: 80

Entertainment: Concerts, lectures, musical and theatrical productions in the 2,000-seat Sangamon Auditorium and in the Studio Theatre. Sports and performance space, as well as fitness and wellness activities in the TRAC (The Recreation and Athletic Center).

UIS has approximately 38,258 alumni and certificate holders located throughout the world, with the greatest concentration (25,850) in Illinois.