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University of Illinois Springfield

Springfield, Illinois, United States
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Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
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Institution type Public

About University of Illinois Springfield

The University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) is a public university in Springfield, Illinois. The University was established in 1969 as Sangamon State University by the Illinois General Assembly and became a part of the University of Illinois system.

As a public liberal arts college, and the newest campus in the University of Illinois system, UIS is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. UIS is also part of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the American Council on Education. 

The University of Illinois at Springfield serves almost 5,700 students in 23 undergraduate programs, 20 master's programs, and a doctorate in Public Administration. The university was once one of the two upper-division and graduate universities in Illinois, but now accepts freshmen, transfer and graduate students.

Campus information

The campus of the University of Illinois Springfield is located on over 700 acres near Lake Springfield in the southeast portion of the capital city. The campus is easily accessed from Interstate 55, which runs in a north-south direction through the state of Illinois. Campus life at UIS is vibrant and diverse, offering students opportunities to participate in various communities on campus:

  • Athletics
  • Campus Radio
  • Campus Recreation
  • Career Center
  • Counseling Center
  • Disability Services
  • Diversity Center
  • Greek Life
  • Health and Wellness
  • LGBTQA Resources
  • Student Newspaper (The Journal)
  • Student Organizations
  • Student Union
  • UIS Connection
  • Women's Center


There are four distinct living options - residence halls, townhouses, apartments, and family housing. The facilities at these four options are modern and well maintained. The townhouses offer private bedrooms, cathedral ceilings, high speed internet, and private parking lots. Comfortable apartments and family housing round out the residential offerings. Housing rates shown are per semester.

  • Founders Residence Hall: $3,675.00 to $5,000.00
  • Lincoln Residence Hall: $3,675.00 to $5,000.00
  • Single Student Housing Apartments: $1,900.00 to $3,030.00
  • Family Housing: $3,825.00 to $4,735.00


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 2 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 English Language 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 4 Mass Communication & Media 1


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