Undergraduate base tuition and fees in 2014 were about $31,000 per year with guaranteed four-year tuition rate for nonresidents. Illinois Promise funds the estimated cost of tuition, fees, room, board, and books for low-income students.
The university is in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana (total population 207,000) in east-central Illinois, in the northeastern United States. Situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis, and 180 miles northeast of St. Louis.
Illinois' architecture and landscape present an inspiring environment to learn and enjoy life. 647 Total buildings of the University are located on 18,4 square km.
Illinois is home to two National Historic Landmarks and several buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Among Illinois' campus landmarks are many historical cultural places: Allerton Park and Retreat Center, Altgeld Hall, Alma Mater, Astronomical Observatory.
Library items mark one of the largest public university libraries in the world. There are more than 20 area studies libraries, including one of the larger engineering libraries in the country. The university has a National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) - one of the leading centers in the United States on the development of high-performance computing systems. Besides, UIUC is rated as one of the most "disability friendly" U.S. campuses.