University of Illinois Springfield

Springfield, IL

University of Illinois Springfield

Springfield, IL

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About UIS
We’re proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Every year, approximately 4,000 students enroll here to earn a U of I degree—where classes aren’t too big or too small, and professors really know their students. We have over 50 years of empowering leaders and look forward to having you join us. We are dedicated to fully engaging students in the process of active teaching and learning and offer degree-granting programs in four colleges.

Transfer to UIS
We are dedicated to ensuring you a smooth transition to UIS. You'll find a strong community of like-minded students since 60% of our population are transfer students just like you. We'll help you get the most from your incoming credits to set you up for success, and you'll earn an affordable University of Illinois degree, recognized worldwide.  UIS is a place for learners of all ages, backgrounds, and stages of higher education. The average age of our undergraduate students is 26 and 35% are first-generation college students. All learners can find their niche at UIS.

Value and affordability
UIS offers world-renowned programs at an affordable public university price. That means money in the bank and value on your resume. It's one of the reasons UIS has been ranked the #1 public regional university in Illinois by U.S. News and World Report four years in a row. Check our transfer information and requirements page to find out additional information, how your Associate's degree and credits will transfer, and other helpful links.



Ranked #6 among the "Top Public Universities in the Midwest" | U.S. News & World Report, 2024


Ranked #24 among "Best Regional Universities Midwest" and #1 public regional university in Illinois, since 2020 | U.S. News & World Report, 2024


Ranked #10 among the "Best Colleges for Veterans" | U.S. News & World Report, 2024


Ranked #11 among "Best Value Schools" | U.S. News & World Report, 2024


Among the top 10% of schools online bachelor's degrees in the US | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Southeast side of Springfield, Illinois, near Lake Springfield. Approximately 200 miles southwest of Chicago and 100 miles northeast of St. Louis.

UIS At a Glance

• Established in 1969 as Sangamon State University by the Illinois General Assembly
• Became a campus of the University of Illinois on July 1, 1995
• 746 acres campus

• 56 bachelor's degrees, 39 minors
• 44 master's degrees, 1 doctorate
• 37 graduate certificates

Student Life:
• 4,198 total students (Fall 2022)
• 85+ student clubs and organizations
• Member NCAA Div. II, Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC)
• Intercollegiate athletic teams: Men's/Women’s soccer, tennis, basketball, golf, cross country, and track and field; softball; volleyball; baseball.
• 874 students living in campus housing

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