The University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses of the world-class University of Illinois. We take pride that our professors put an emphasis on teaching, and that students have numerous opportunities to take on leadership roles and define their college experiences. UIS offers an unforgettable combination of opportunities made possible by a respected public residential university in the U.S. at a cost that is less than larger institutions located throughout the states as well as providing students the safety and hospitality of small-town America. Since its inception, UIS has had a public affairs focus and our students, staff and faculty are actively engaged with the Springfield community.
Main CampusSpringfield, Illinois, United States5,000 - 20,000 on Campus<100,000 residents in SpringfieldLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
UIS is located in Springfield, the capital of the state of Illinois and the home of our nation’s 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. It is situated 200 miles south of Chicago and 100 miles north of St. Louis and is accessible by car, bus, train and plane.
Our campus is located on the south side of Springfield on 700 acres of land in a park-like setting with large areas of open space. You will be able to experience all four seasons in Springfield though our winters are relatively mild.
Abraham Lincoln’s presence can be felt throughout the city with his home, tomb, law office, family church, and the Old State Capital building where he practiced law and served as a legislator being open to the public. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is a world class facility that also houses the State Archives of Illinois providing scholars with the opportunities for original research into the life of Lincoln, his times and regional U.S. history.
Springfield is also the home of the Illinois State Fair, the Mother Road Festival which celebrates historic Route 66, and the Dana Thomas House, one of celebrated U.S. architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s early prairie-style homes.