Illinois is home to 12 public universities that provide post-secondary education to more than 150,000 students each year. These universities provide accessible higher education for Illinois’ families, transformational academic, cultural, and economic resources for the State of Illinois, and 12 great reasons to stay in Illinois.
We invite you to connect with representatives from our State Universities to get information about the transfer process, cost, housing, financial aid and any other questions you may have. Simply click on the Zoom link for any session you would like to join. We encourage you to Join the Mailing List by clicking on the link for each institution you are visiting. We look forward to meeting with you!
Chicago State University (CSU) is a public, comprehensive university that provides access to higher education for students of diverse backgrounds and educational needs. The university fosters the intellectual development and success of its student population through a rigorous, positive, and transformative educational experience. CSU is committed to teaching, research, service, and community development including social justice, leadership and entrepreneurship.
EIU has a rich tradition of preparing transfer students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics, personal relationships, and both on-campus and online opportunities. Eastern is one of the most transfer-friendly and affordable state universities with a 91% placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Get an overview of EIU by visiting EIU at a Glance.
Governors State University (GSU) offers majors and courses to students at all levels, from beginning undergraduate through doctoral programs. GSU is also committed to serving community college graduates, transfer students, returning adults and commuting students as they pursue their education and career goals.
Illinois State University is a top transfer destination in the state of Illinois. With 30% of Illinois State students transferring from other colleges and universities, Illinois State is known for being a transfer-friendly institution. Illinois State’s transfer resources allow students to transition seamlessly and complete their degrees in any one of 165 majors offered. Ranked by US News & World Report as a Top 100 Public University and as a Top 5 Best Bang for the Buck in the Midwest by Washington Monthly, Illinois State students return, graduate, and pay back their loans at rates that are among the nation’s best.
Northeastern Illinois University is a student-centered institution of higher education that helps its students succeed academically, personally, and professionally. NEIU is committed to providing a high quality and affordable education, which is why NEIU ranks sixth in the United States for Best Investment in Newsweek’s 2012 edition of College Rankings. NEIU offers over 70 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences, education and business. Northeastern is dedicated to both excellence and access. The University’s mission is to offer high quality undergraduate and graduate programs to a broad spectrum of students and to foster student growth and development. To this end, the University attaches primary importance to excellence in teaching.
Northern Illinois University offers each student the best of both worlds. NIU is a student-centered, top-tier research institution, with nationally and internationally recognized faculty and programs, offering all the resources you would expect of a large university. The university also offers the culture and feel of a smaller university, with personalized attention and smaller class sizes.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) is a public, nationally and internationally recognized research institution offering the best variety of degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs. SIU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors, specializations, and minors, 80 master’s programs, and 34 doctoral programs. In addition, SIU is a multi-campus university offering professional degrees in law and medicine.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is a fully accredited public university, offering a broad choice of degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs and minors ranging from career-oriented fields of study to the essential, more traditional, liberal arts. The University offers degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences and Schools of Business; Education, Health and Human Behavior; Engineering and Nursing. The Schools of Dental Medicine and Pharmacy award a doctor’s first-professional degree in dental medicine (DMD) and in pharmacy (PharmD). Doctoral programs are available in nursing practice and educational leadership.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is Chicago’s public university – big, diverse and alive. UIC is a real campus community embedded in some of Chicago’s most interesting neighborhoods. Consistently ranked among the nation’s most diverse and welcoming campuses, UIC is home to over 30,000. UIC students have the advantage of studying in 16 different academic colleges alongside a superb faculty that discovers what others teach. This university offers a challenging, career-building education and a life-changing college experience through hundreds of academic and success programs.
We are the U of I campus where classes are small (student-professor ratio averages 13:1) and professors know their students – not just their names but their strengths and their goals. You’ll enjoy the close relationships that naturally occur with these teacher-scholars. Professors, not teaching assistants, teach our classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Illinois students, scholars, and alumni are a community with the power to change the world. With our land-grant heritage as a foundation, we pioneer innovative research that tackles global problems and expands the human experience. Our transformative learning experiences, in and out of the classroom, are designed to produce alumni who desire to make a significant, societal impact. UIUC offers over 150 majors within 11 different academic units. Nearly 34,000 undergraduate students study at Illinois with roughly 1,250 new transfer students joining us each fall.
We provide student-centered undergraduate and graduate programs characterized by innovative teaching, research, and service, grounded in interdisciplinary, regional and global perspectives. We engage our students in educational opportunities guided by a professional and diverse faculty and staff in collaboration with alumni and community partners. WIU offers an outstanding variety of in-demand undergraduate and graduate programs, integrated programs, pre-professional programs, and certificate programs.