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Study at University of Illinois At Springfield

The University of Illinois at Springfield was established in 1969 as the Sangamon State University. On July 1, 1995, it became a part of the University of Illinois and adopted its current name. The university campus comprises of more than 15 buildings in Springfield, Illinois. UIS confers bachelors and masters degrees to around 5, 000 students every year and is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • College of Business and Management
  • College of Education and Human Services
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • College of Public Affairs and Administration
UIS competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' American Midwest Conference and in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. They are also members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II. The University of Illinois at Springfield's sports teams are known as the Prairie Stars. Some of the notable alumni of UIS are Timothy Davlin, the Mayor of Springfield, Illinois; Gordon Heddell, the Inspector General of U. S. Department of Labor; and Michael S. Schwartz, the Chairman of US Railroad Retirement Board.

Profile of University of Illinois At SpringfieldUniversity of Illinois At Springfield is found in Springfield, IL. Springfield is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at University of Illinois At Springfield.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in media, computer science and engineering, and family and social work.

University of Illinois At Springfield Selectivity

Admission to University of Illinois At Springfield is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 465. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 465 and 668.

University of Illinois At Springfield has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 4, 855 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life
University of Illinois At Springfield offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the American Midwest Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of Illinois at Springfield provides an intellectually rich, collaborative, and intimate learning environment for students, faculty, and staff, while serving local, regional, state, national, and international communities. UIS serves its students by building a faculty whose members have a passion for teaching and by creating an environment that nurtures learning. Our faculty members engage students in small classes and experiential learning settings. At UIS, the undergraduate and graduate curricula and the professional programs emphasize liberal arts, interdisciplinary approaches, lifelong learning, and engaged citizenship. UIS provides its students with the knowledge, skills, and experience that lead to productive careers in the private and public sectors. UIS serves the pursuit of knowledge by encouraging and valuing excellence in scholarship. Scholarship at UIS is broadly defined. Faculty members are engaged in the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching. Excellence in teaching and meaningful service depend on a foundation of excellence in scholarship. One vital area in which UIS extends its scholarship, teaching, learning, and expertise beyond the campus is in the broad area of public affairs. From its location in the state capital, UIS shapes and informs public policy, trains tomorrows leaders, and enriches its learning environment through a wide range of public affairs activities, programs, and organizations. UIS empowers its students, faculty, and staff by being a leader in online education and classroom technology. UIS uses technology to enhance its distinctive learning environment and extend that environment beyond the boundaries of the campus. "University of Illinois At Springfield Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management225business management, accounting, business administration, MIS
Liberal Arts186liberal arts and sciences, political science, history, English, liberal arts and humanities, social studies, economics
Education and Teaching132educational administration, educational supervision
Family and Social Work104social work, public administration, human services, social service professions
Therapy and Counselling86psychology, Counselling psychology
Media81media studies, journalism
Computer Science and Engineering71computer science
Security and Law Enforcement40criminal justice and safety
Science34biology, chemistry
Law21legal professions
Medicine21public health
Fine Arts14fine arts
Medical Support and Technology10clinical lab tech
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental studies, environmental science
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy
Contact: University of Illinois At SpringfieldUniversity of Illinois At Springfield

One University Plaza

Springfield, IL 62703-5407

General Phone: (217) 206-6600


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