University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Type Public
Established 1867 (1867)
Chancellor Robert R. Jones
Provost Edward Feser
Location Champaign–Urbana, Illinois, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Blue and orange
Nickname Fighting Illini

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign — also known as U of I, University of Illinois, or simply Illinois — is a public research-intensive university in Illinois, United States. More specifically, the campus spans the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, together known as Champaign-Urbana. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system and a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. UI is classified as a research university with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.[1] The university enrolled nearly 46,000 students, and it ranked 44 among national universities and tenth in "Top Public Schools" according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 rankings.[2]

Informatics programs


The following bioinformatics-related options exist for potential students:

M.S. in Bioinformatics
36 credit hours, completed in roughly two years; "Note that the thesis option in the iSchool bioinformatics master's program is OPTIONAL."
Available online? No
Program URL:

Additional external links


  1. "Standard Listings". Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Indiana University. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  2. "University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign". U.S. News & World Report - Best Colleges. U.S. News & World Report LLP. Retrieved 30 November 2016.