Life on Campus

Illini Engineers are never bored. You go to class. Study at Grainger Engineering Library. Soak up the sun on the banks of Boneyard Creek. Get your hands dirty in the Engineering Student Projects Laboratory.

Our community of more than 10,000 students is energetic, curious, and welcoming, creating an environment unmatched by our peers. In class, student organizations, research, and just day-to-day life, our students, faculty, and staff build an environment where any student can find their strengths and grow into the person they want to be.


Best college town in America


Best food town in Midwest
Midwest Living


Top Tech City


of undergraduates participate in research 


Locally-owned restaurants


NCAA Division I varsity sports programs in the Big Ten Conference


Unique university housing options for students


Engineering-specific Student Organizations (RSO's)