University of Illinois
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is located in the state of Illinois, United States. It is a large public research-intensive university and it is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state, second to Illinois State University, and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities. The campus library system possesses the second-largest university library in the United States and the fifth-largest in the country overall.
The University campus consists of 17 colleges that offer more than 150 programs of study. Additionally, the University operates an extension that allows and serves more than 2.7 million registrants per year around the state of Illinois and also from the foreign countries which makes education in US more flexible. The campus holds 286 buildings on 1,468 acres which is around 594 ha in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana; its annual operating budget in 2011 was over $1.7 billion. In its 2012 listings, U.S. News & World Report ranked the undergraduate program 45th among nationally accredited universities and 13th among nationally accredited public universities.