You're Welcome to Join Us
Experience active city living and easygoing affordability.
You’re welcome to take part in our incredible micro-urban city. With a robust tech ecosystem and a diverse community that’s rich in arts and culture, Champaign-Urbana is waiting for you. Our education system is top-ranking, from toddlers on up to Ph.D.s. With more than 1,000 acres of city parks, we have been named one of the greenest cities in the U.S.
A Vibrant Tech Community
With leading tech brands, dynamic startups and venture capitalists.
Champaign-Urbana is home to a thriving technology community that is transforming visions into reality. It’s no surprise that Champaign-Urbana was recently named one of the top startup cities in America. From the engineering and technological talent at the University of Illinois to established technology companies to a surprisingly strong venture capital community, it’s all happening here. And you’re welcome to join us.
Culturally Rich Diversity
Champaign-Urbana is a melting pot, right in the middle of Illinois.
It has the highest number of international students of all public universities in the U.S., with students who come from more than 115 countries. You’ll find an abundance of international markets, festivals, ethnic restaurants, cultural centers, diverse houses of worship and foreign language media outlets here in CU.