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In Computer Science, Illinois is definitely the place to be! You can become part of a tradition of excellence - of ground-breaking research, historic firsts, and future promise.

With a top-tier student body and a broad faculty base, our students have opportunities to explore the full depth and breadth of the computing challenges that lie ahead.

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About Undergraduate Education

Strength Through Fundamentals

The educational programs in Computer Science at the University of Illinois have historically educated some of the leaders and visionaries in the computer field, including such innovators as Ray Ozzie (Chief Software Architect, Microsoft Corp., 1979 BS), Marc Andreessen (co-founder of Netscape Communications, 1993 BS), Max Levchin (co-founder, PayPal, 1997 BS), Tom Siebel (founder, Siebel Systems, 1985 MS), and Andy Yao (Professor, Stanford Univ., 2000 ACM Turing Award winner, 1975 PhD).

The goal of our undergraduate program is to continue this tradition, educating our students in the theory and application of computer technology as well as any college or university in the world.

Above all, our students must possess the intellectual tools that will enable them to keep pace with the ever-changing world of Computer Science.

Our mission is to provide to each student the opportunity to succeed and thrive in our department, so that they may graduate with the knowledge and abilities listed above.

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