About the College of LAS

LAS is home to a third of students and faculty members on the Urbana-Champaign campus. More than 99 percent of Illinois students take a class in our college, and we offer about 1,500 unique classes each semester. Learn more about LAS.

Our students

LAS offers more than 70 majors, 60 minors, and numerous certificates, and our 14,000 students develop a broad perspective and the skills employers seek. They're in demand after graduation, with most immediately starting careers or attending grad school straight out of college.

Our faculty

Our 600-plus faculty members lead their fields; they also share their scholarship with students in the classroom and through research opportunities. They continue to create innovative courses and programs that prepare our students for a constantly changing world.

Our alumni

Our 180,000+ alumni are accomplished people who change the world every day. They include Nobel Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners, as well as business leaders, public servants, entrepreneurs, teachers, and researchers who serve as the core of many companies and organizations. They're also generous—as part of the With Illinois campaign, LAS alumni contributed nearly $97 million of our $200 million goal.

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Welcome from the Dean

Any way you look at it, the College of LAS is an amazing place. Read a letter from Venetria K. Patton, Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

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College of LAS alumni
Our 180,000 alumni are leaders, thinkers, and go-getters who are changing the world everyday.
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College of LAS history
The College of LAS has been central to the University of Illinois campus for more than 100 years. Learn all about our powerful history.
Learn more about LAS

Across our more than 60 units, LAS faculty and students are pursuing cutting-edge research and education that's changing the world.

View the most up-to-date data on the depth and breadth of LAS.

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