Start Your Journey at UIS

UIS is committed to equipping the leaders of tomorrow with the skills they need to succeed in the workforce and beyond. At UIS, you can earn a University of Illinois degree while enjoying the benefits of a right-sized campus.

See UIS in Action

Schedule a campus visit, attend an open house, or take a virtual tour. See UIS your way. You can also learn more about Residence Life at UIS to see what life on campus is like.


First-year, international, and transfer applicants are automatically reviewed for meeting the requirements for Merit Scholarships. More Scholarship Opportunities are available on the Cost & Aid website.

You Belong Here

Our admission counselors travel all over Illinois and the region during the year. Find out when our counselors will be in your area. Already spoken with a counselor? Use the button to find their contact information.

Value & Affordability

UIS offers world-renowned programs at an affordable public university price. That means money in the bank and value on your resume. It's one of the reasons UIS has been ranked the No. 1 public regional university in Illinois by U.S. News and World Report four years in a row.

Find out More

Have more questions? Visit our Admission FAQ page for more information. Already admitted? Visit our Admitted page to see your next steps. Use the button to request more info about what UIS can offer you!

How to Apply

Take the first step and invest in your future.

Admission Requirements

Learn more about what UIS looks for in our first-year student and what you need to submit when you apply.

Capital Scholars Honors Program

The Capital Scholars Honors Program (CSHP), open to a small number of highly qualified college students, is a four-year baccalaureate experience combining an integrated core of honors-level, lower- and upper-division courses, UIS general education requirements and any of the 23 undergraduate majors offered by UIS.

Military Applicants

UIS is committed to honoring and serving military applicants globally. Veterans may be eligible to receive credit for military training. UIS follows the American Council on Education recommendations for awarding academic credit.