The University of Illinois at Springfield is one of three campuses of the world-class University of Illinois system. Each year, approximately 4,900 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students attend classes. UIS believes in small class sizes where professors get to personally know their students and support them as they pursue their college degrees. Initially established as Sangamon State University in 1969, UIS became a University of Illinois campus in 1995. The 746-acre campus is located on the southeast side of Springfield, the state’s capital.
Over the years, UIS has gained national recognition for their research excellence, graduate success, and a very strong government / political science program.