Illinois is an institution characterized by excellence at all levels. Our faculty members have developed innovative technologies that have forever changed the ways in which we interact with the world around us. The scholarship produced by our professors constitutes the primary body of knowledge in many fields. The undergraduate and graduate students at Illinois come from across the country and around the globe and represent the next generation of thinkers, scholars, and leaders. Just being a part of this great university imbues you with "Illinois DNA" which is sought after by employers and universities from around the world.