General Information

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

Enrollment: 4,575 (fall 2018)

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

Residence Life: Our 415 freshman and sophomore students live in Lincoln Residence Hall and Founders Residence Hall. Additionally; 710 junior, senior, graduate and family students choose to live in our West Campus town homes and East Campus apartments (total capacity of 1125).

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

Student profile:

  • 61.5% undergraduate and 39.5% graduate
  • Full-time: 51.8%
  • Residents in campus housing: 958 of 1119 (occupancy of 85.6%)
  • Student origins: 75.5% Illinois, 15.0% out-of-state, 9.5% international

Top five enrolled undergraduate majors:

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

Top five enrolled graduate majors:

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

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: 90

Entertainment: The University of Illinois at Springfield Performing Arts Center has concerts, lectures, musical, and theatrical productions in the 2,000-seat Sangamon Auditorium and in the Studio Theatre; and sports and performance space, as well as fitness and wellness activities in the TRAC (The Recreation and Athletic Center).

UIS has approximately 41,828 alumni and certificate holders located throughout the world, with the greatest concentration (27,612) in Illinois.