About the University of Illinois

When you come to the IEI, you are studying on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a major public university that is ranked among the best in the world. With more than 44,000 students from over 110 countries, the University of Illinois offers a rich diverse cultural experience. The U of I provides graduate and undergraduate education in over 150 fields of study and is a major research university. It is the home of 11 Nobel Prize winners and 18 Pulitzer Prize winners. Tour the campus online!

While on campus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign you can:

Use the University of Illinois Library

The U of I library is a modern study and research facility. With more than 10 million volumes, it is the largest state university library in the country and the third largest academic library in the United States.

Hang out at The Illini Union

The Illini Union is a great place to eat, study, or just hang out. The Illini Union has restaurants, billiards, a bowling alley, and many places to study.

Stay active at the many Campus Recreation facilities

Exercise at the the largest on-campus recreation center in the U.S. containing swimming pools, racquetball courts, weight machines, indoor tracks, basketball/volleyball courts, and a 35 foot climbing wall among other things. The University of Illinois has many other sports facilities available on campus including tennis courts, two golf courses, soccer fields, and an ice skating rink.

Go to performances at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Krannert Center provides world-class cultural activities such as concerts, plays, and dance performances and IEI students can enjoy excellent student ticket discounts offered all year round.

Be inspired by University Museums and Exhibition Centers

U of I has several museums and exhibition centers such as the Spurlock Museum and the Krannert Art Museum that exhibit rich collections of world and local art and cultural heritage. Student art and photography shows are encouraged and supported by the university and student associations on campus.