University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty. Illinois alumni have earned Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes and Olympic medals, have orbited the earth, and lead international corporations. The campus offers rich experiences beyond the classroom, from the best performing arts to Big Ten sports.
University Library Academic resources on campus are among the finest in the world. The University Library is the largest public university collection in the world, housing more than 22 million items, including 10 million volumes, more than 13 million print and nonprint materials, and over 90,000 periodicals and journals in the main library and in more than 40 departmental libraries and divisions. The library’s computerized cataloging system was the first in the world to serve as the primary access to a large academic library. More than one million users worldwide access the online catalog each week.
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Since 1969, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has served as one of the nation’s premier educational and professional performing arts complexes. The setting for over 300 performances each year, the Krannert Center nurtures excellence and innovation in the performing arts through education, presentation, community service, and research. Above all, it is a place for education. Each season, Krannert Center features performances and productions by students and faculty in the University’s School of Music and departments of Theatre and Dance.
Encompassing two city blocks, the Center is a stunning architectural achievement designed by University of Illinois alumnus Max Abramovitz. The Krannert Center has four main venues, and is most famous for its acoustically superior concert hall, the Foellinger Great Hall.
NCSA A world leader in supercomputing design and applications, the University is home to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, developer of the hypermedia browser Mosaic, which revolutionized the use of the World Wide Web. The Internet may have been created at CERN, but it was raised and educated at the University of Illinois.
Students have access to thousands of computer terminals in classrooms, residence halls, and campus libraries for use in classroom instruction, study, and research.