The foundation of the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) dates back to 1960 when some central citizens of Springfield have the vision to build a university in the home city. Finally, in 1969, the University of Illinois Springfield was established. Located in the city of Springfield where the students can have an astonishing academic environment and places to visit for leisure at the same time. The university believes in providing a unique student-centered environment and a cognitive campus life that will help students to contribute completely to society. Every year more than 4,700 students choose to be part of the University of Illinois Springfield, from which 13% of the total student body consists of international students coming from 50 different countries. The university welcomes every student with all the dignity and respects them as an individual. UIS offers great programs for graduate and undergraduate levels in various fields such as Arts, Accounts, Analytics, Anthropology, Languages, Athletic Studies, Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Science, Health Science, Social Science, Business & Marketing, Management, Communication, Criminal Justice, Electrical Engineering, Dentistry, Finance, Film, Psychology and many more.