The University of Illinois prides itself to be a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. The school also emphasizes on the variety of programs it offers and its internationally renowned faculty. It operates campuses in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield, enrolling about 70,000 students. The campus at Urbana-Champaign is known as "Illinois", "U of I", or “UIUC”, whereas the Chicago campus is known as “UIC” and the Springfield campus as "UIS".
The University of Illinois was founded in 1867 with the Urbana-Champaign campus, and was chartered as the... See full description.
Saint Louis University is a private, co-educational Jesuit university established in 1818. It is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, and is the oldest university west of the Mississippi river. The institution offers undergraduate programs, graduate and professional degrees, as well as adult education majors and programs. Saint Louis’ students come from all 50 states and 75 countries, while its undergraduate program is currently ranked 88th in the 2010 and 70th in the 2011U.S. News and World Report rankings. The school also has a campus in Madrid, Spain,... See full description.
The University of Southern Maine (USM) is a multi-campus public university, which is part of the University of Maine System. USM's three main campuses are located in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston. The main academic fields of the Portland campus are business, nursing, history, political science, economics, sociology, biology, physics, chemistry, math, English, psychology, media studies, modern and classical languages and literatures, American and New England studies. Gorham houses most of the University's dormitories and competitive athletic facilities; while the Lewiston campus provides... See full description.