Previously known as Sangamon State University, the University of Illinois at Springfield acquired a reputation for providing personalized, top quality education for a public university price tag. The newest campus of the University of Illinois family emphasizes public affairs instruction, research, and service.
Located in the capital city of Illinois, University of Illinois at Springfield is closely allied with state government through a working relationship with legislative and administrative offices. Politics at all levels and in all forms can be studied in Springfield!
The campus is located on the southeast side of Springfield, Illinois, near Interstate 55. It is approximately 200 miles southwest of Chicago and 100 miles northeast of St. Louis. Springfield, rich in Midwestern charm and historic tradition, offers a variety of activities…students enjoy theaters, 30 public parks, eight public golf courses, and water sports on Lake Springfield.
Mr. Lincoln’s hometown, population about 105,000, also boasts a wildlife sanctuary, zoo, memorial gardens, botanical gardens, and the world’s largest carillon. Shopping enthusiasts come from all over the area to central Illinois’ largest enclosed shopping facility, White Oaks Mall, and to the specialty shops in Springfield’s downtown historic district.
Regular bus service is provided from the UIS campus to the mall, downtown area, and to other points around the city.