College News and Fun Facts: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC)

Altgeld Hall Bells. Not only do these bells mark the time, but every weekday a concert is held for those walking to class after lunchtime. Along with “Hail to the Orange,” you might just hear the Beatles or Harry Potter! Source

Lincoln’s Nose. A bust of Abraham Lincoln sits near the entrance of Lincoln Hall. So why’s its nose gold? Students rub it for good luck before taking exams! Source

  • Color: Orange and Blue
  • Mascot: Chief Illiniwek
  • Admit Rate: 41.8% (Class of 2022). Read more