What is Uiuc: Definition and 26 Discussions

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (U of I, Illinois, or colloquially the University of Illinois or UIUC) is a public land-grant research university in Illinois in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana. It is the flagship institution of the University of Illinois system and was founded in 1867.
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a member of the Association of American Universities and is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity", and has been listed as a "Public Ivy" in The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities (2001) by Howard and Matthew Greene. In fiscal year 2019, research expenditures at Illinois totaled $652 million. The campus library system possesses the second-largest university library in the United States by holdings after Harvard University. The university also hosts the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and is home to the fastest supercomputer on a university campus.The university contains 16 schools and colleges and offers more than 150 undergraduate and over 100 graduate programs of study. The university holds 651 buildings on 6,370 acres (2,578 ha) and its annual operating budget in 2016 was over $2 billion. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign also operates a Research Park home to innovation centers for over 90 start-up companies and multinational corporations, including Abbott, AbbVie, Caterpillar, Capital One, Dow, State Farm, and Yahoo, among others.As of August 2020, the alumni, faculty members, or researchers of the university include 30 Nobel laureates, 27 Pulitzer Prize winners, 2 Turing Award winners and 1 Fields medalist. Illinois athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the Fighting Illini. They are members of the Big Ten Conference and have won the second-most conference titles. Illinois Fighting Illini football won the Rose Bowl Game in 1947, 1952, 1964 and a total of five national championships. Illinois athletes have won 29 medals in Olympic events, ranking it among the top 40 American universities with Olympic medals.

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    Schools Is UIUC worth it when having to pay-out of-state tuition?

    I am currently applying to undergraduate physics programs, and am deciding between the University of Virginia and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I am in-state in Virginia, so UVA is much cheaper, but after visiting both schools, I was really impressed with UIUC (and slightly...
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    Schools String theory school recommendation: UC Davis, UIUC or other

    I'm currently applying for grad schools in string theory with an interest in AdS/CFT but am open to fundamental formalisms in string theory. I was trying to decide on a few universities to apply to. I am currently considering University of California Davis and University of Illinois Urbana...
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    Schools Transferring from an Indiana CC to UIUC

    I'd like to know if anyone has any knowledge on the difficulty of transferring to UIUC as a math and physics major from a community college in Indiana (I'm not sure if the CC in Indiana part was relevant, just thought I'd add it in case). What should I do to have a competitive application? Thanks.
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    Purdue Physics or UIUC Biophysics Specialization

    I have PhD admits from Purdue and UIUC for their programs in Physics and Biophysics respectively. I am having a tough time making a decision and with the 15th of April approaching I am having a tough time making a decision. I have a background in Physics and one year of research experience in...
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    Programs Purdue v/s UIUC Biophysics (PhD)

    I have a Master's degree in Physics and currently have PhD offers from the Purdue University (Department of Physics and Astronomy) and UIUC (Biophysics and Quantitative Biology Program). I am mainly interested in Computational Biophysics and Image Processing. How do the two programs compare in...
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    Engineering Nuclear Engineering vs Mechanical Engineering

    I have a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and I am interested in CFD. I have an admit offer for MS in Nuclear Engineering at UIUC with RA and MS in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford without any assistantship. Which one is a better option to choose considering the fact that I am not a...
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    Schools UNC Chapel Hill, UIUC, or UMD College Park?

    Hello! I was accepted into UNC Chapel Hill, UMDCP, and UIUC for physics in the fall. Can anyone lend some insight on which program would give me the best chance for acceptance into graduate school or what the research opportunities are like at each university? I currently live in NC which makes...
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    U Chicago, Cornell or UIUC for experimental condensed matter physics?

    Hello, Grad school admissions are about over, and it looks like I will be choosing between UIUC, Cornell, or U Chicago for CME. I have research fellowships from Cornell and U Chicago, still waiting for financial details from UIUC. I'll visit UC and Cornell over spring break, but location...
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    Schools Review/Quality of NetMath program at UIUC (Grad School Preparation)

    Following my previous thread, it seems I don't have the background to apply to MS programs in mathematics directly since I was an undergraduate computer science major. If I need to supplement the courses I have taken in order to gain acceptance to a top program for an MS in mathematics, would...
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    Schools Best US Universities: UC Davis, CU Boulder, UT Dallas, UIUC, UW Madison & More

    If possible, pls mention in order of superiority: Univ of California- Davis Univ of Colorado Boulder Univ f Texas- Dallas Univ of Illinois- Urbana Champaign Univ of Wisconsin Madison Syracuse Univ George Washington Univ Univ of Rochester Univ of Connecticut Michigan State Univ...
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    UIUC or UT austin for computer science

    Hello guys, i am international student from Peru, i have been admitted as a transfer student to both this universities for computer science. I was wondering if any of you had some insight as to which is better or the advantages and disadvantages of them. Thank you very much!
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    UIUC Laser-microphone: Discussion Among Physoc Associates

    Hello fellow physoc associates. I have taken the liberty to start a thread here so that we can more effectively communicate our ideas for the laser-microphone. This is an open thread so the fascinating world that is the internet will also be privileged to be participating in our think-tank...
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    Chances to transfer from CC to UIUC with mediocre GPA

    I want to transfer to U of I urbana champaign... but the thing is Im a sophomore at a community college right now, and I have a 3.1 GPA currently, and if i get a 4.0 this semester i will be bumped up to a 3.3. I want to attend U of I urbana champaign starting my junior year, what are my...
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    Programs What Are My Chances for Math PhD at UIUC and CMU?

    I have my profile typed up https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=520174", but that thread seems to have become mostly about stats, my interest here is in my chances at a couple of institutions that feel like reaches to me, but in areas that I have a lot of background in. So, can...
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    What are my chances of getting into UIUC or Purdue

    I'm a junior in high school and looking at applying to Purdue and UIUC. I was curious to see what my chances were of getting into either of these schools. I like physics and computer science, but am not sure if i want to major in them. GPA - 3.2 ACT - 30 Extracurriculars - I am a member...
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    Is Downloading UIUC Mathematica Courseware Legal?

    Hello all, Does anyone know anything about copyrighting? I have been downloading courseware 6.0 from math everywhere from the UIUC website (there is a direct download link on the webpage). This is recently become an issue, should I be worried? The material costs money but my school provides...
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    Schools Aerospace at UIUC or Mechanical at Rutgers then Aero at Grad School?

    I'm in-state for Rutgers and out of state for Illinois. Illinois will cost me $34,000 a year while Rutgers will cost me $4,000 a year. Illinois offers the Aerospace Degree while Rutgers offers the Mechanical with Aerospace Concentration + the BS/MS 5 year option. Should I go with...
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    What Are the Transfer Requirements for UIUC Engineering Students?

    Transfer requirements of UIUC?? I am attending kankakee community college in kankakee illinois. www.kcc.edu I will have an accociates in engineering science when i complete the whole curriculum. I am wondering what classes are needed to transfer to the univeristy of illinois. Alot of...
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    What physics courses are offered at UIUC and where can I access their resources?

    To be granted access to undergraduate physics resources at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, go to this website: http://www.physics.uiuc.edu/courses/ The websites have syllabi, practice exams, and lecture slides. Here is a list of the classes: PHYS 101 - College Physics: Mech &...
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    Deciding Where to Go for PhD in Mechanical Engineering: UIUC or UCSD?

    Hi all I am reaching the final stage of deciding which school to go for PhD in mechanical engineering. Though UIUC is having a big name in mechanical engineering, I think I am going to UCSD for the seemingly more interesting research there... Would it sounds very ridiculous or what? What do...
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    UIUC or Purdue: Which is the Better Choice for Electrical/Computer Engineering?

    Assuming cost and location don't matter, does UIUC/Purdue have a distinct advantage over the other for electrical/computer engineering? Specifically I want to do something with integrated circuit design, mainly microarchitecture/VLSI design. Now I'm pretty sure that they're both ranked fairly...
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    UIUC vs San Diego Engineering School

    Hello How would you rate the engineering graduate school of UIUC and UC San Diego? Do you think they are in the same tier in the US? I am not a resident in the US so I am not really sure how these two schools are like. Can someone give some comments?
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    Programs Are Linear Algebra and Physics III Required for UIUC ECE Majors?

    I am currently attending a community college, and I have taken most if not all of my math courses that includes, Calc I-III, DE. Also I am currently taking electricity and magnitism, which is physics II here at our college, and have taken physics I(mechanics) previously. My question is, is...
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    What are my chances of getting into UIUC for a graduate program in physics?

    Hi. I am sort of an idiot and only applied to one graduate school in physics, namely the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Most likely to do Condensed Matter, but I'm not completely sure. I just submitted the application today as a matter of fact. Anyway, I am obviously anxious because...
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    UIUC Phys 102: Exam 3 Prep - Questions 4-6

    http://online.physics.uiuc.edu/cgi/courses/shell/phys102/fall06/prep2a.pl?practice/exam3/sp06 Questions 4-6 , i don't need it to be solved, i just need to know whether my equations are right cause i have somone else's answers and i don't know how he got them. he Has I1 = I0 / 2 which doesn't...
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    Navigating Physics Education at UIUC and Rutgers

    Hello, I'm a freshman from New Jersey studying at The University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign. I am studying electrical engineering now, but I am considering studying physics and math. I enjoy electrical engineering classes, but I am more interested in a research field and physics has...
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