University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U of I, UIUC, or simply Illinois) is a public research intensive university in the state of Illinois, United States. It is the oldest, and largest campus in the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state, second to Illinois State University. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a long-standing member of the Big Ten Conference.
The university comprises 17 colleges that offer more than 150 programs of study. Additionally, the university operates an extension that serves 2.7 million registrants per year around the state of Illinois and beyond. The campus holds 286 buildings on 1,468 acres (6 km²) in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, and has an annual budget of nearly $1.5 billion.