The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is nationally recognized for its support of military-connected students and its land grant roots. It is ranked #21 in the nation for Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report (2022-2023).

Illinois is a designated Purple Heart University. Learn more. It is also one of 22 host universities that partners with the Warrior Scholar Project, which provides academic boot camps on campus to active duty service members or recently transition veterans that are unsure if the college track is the way they want to go.

We are also proud to offer an extensive list of online courses to meet the needs of service members.


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