Check out the list of notable University Of Illinois alumni. Some of the notable University Of Illinois students are Hugh Hefner, Roger Ebert, Larry Ellison, Dorothy Day and Jack Welch.

The University of Illinois is one of the top-ranked educational institutions in the world where students from different parts of the world come to pursue their higher education. Media sources like ‘Times Higher Education’, ‘U.S News & World Report’ and ‘Academic Ranking Of World Ranking’ have often published lists of top universities around the world and this institution has often appeared on these lists. The campus of this university is unbelievably huge and sprawls over more than 4500 acres. More than 600 buildings are situated on University of Illinois’ vast campus. The University has also been praised by media and masses alike for producing several noteworthy students, who are making waves all over the world for their incredible accomplishments. The notable alumni association of the University of Illinois includes names like film critic Roger Ebert, entrepreneur Marc Andreessen, businessman Steve Chan as well as author and motivational speaker Suze Orman. Roger Ebert has been extremely popular within Hollywood circles and cinema lovers not just for his impressive reviews, but also his books. One of his works ‘A Memoir, Scorcese By Ebert’ has been a favorite among several aspiring filmmakers. Scroll below to find a list of well-known personalities who studied at the University of Illinois. The names on the list speak volumes about the kind of students this renowned university has been producing over the years. Probably this is why this university receives applications from all parts of the world.
Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
(Founder of Playboy Magazine)

09 April 1926

27 September 2017

Chicago

American

Aries

Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
(Founder of Oracle)

17 August 1944

Manhattan, New York

American

Leo

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

18 June 1942

04 April 2013

Urbana, Illinois, U.S.

American

Gemini

Dorothy DayDorothy Day

08 November 1897

29 November 1980

Brooklyn

American

Scorpio

Jack WelchJack Welch
(Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric)

19 November 1935

Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S

American

Scorpio

Rafael CorreaRafael Correa
(Politician)

06 April 1963

Guayaquil

Ecuadorian

Aries

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein
(Poet)

25 September 1930

08 May 1999

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Libra

Temple GrandinTemple Grandin
(Professor)

29 August 1947

Boston

American

Virgo

Jesse JacksonJesse Jackson
(Civil Rights Activist)

08 October 1941

Greenville

American

Libra

Dave EggersDave Eggers

12 March 1970

Chicago

American

Pisces

Steve ChenSteve Chen
(Entrepreneur)

18 August 1978

Taipei

American

Leo

Jack KilbyJack Kilby
(Inventor of integrated circuit)

08 November 1923

20 June 2005

Jefferson City

American

Scorpio

Suze OrmanSuze Orman
(Author, Television Personality, Motivational Speaker)

05 June 1951

Chicago, Illinois

American

Gemini

John Robert SchriefferJohn Robert Schrieffer
(Physicist)

31 May 1931

Oak Park, Illinois, USA

American

Gemini

Allan ShermanAllan Sherman
(Writer)

30 November 1924

20 November 1973

Chicago

Sagittarius

Wallace Hume Carothers Wallace Carothers
(Inventor of Neoprene & Nylon)

27 April 1896

29 April 1937

Burlington, Iowa, United States

American

Taurus

James R. ThompsonJames R. Thompson
(Lawyer, Politician)

08 May 1936

Chicago, Illinois

American

Taurus

Rosalyn Sussman YalowRosalyn Sussman Yalow
(Medical Physicist)

19 July 1921

30 May 2011

New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Cancer

Arnold Orville BeckmanArnold Orville Beckman
(Chemist)

10 April 1900

18 May 2004

Cullom

American

Aries

Polykarp Kusch Polykarp Kusch
(Physicist)

26 January 1911

20 March 1993

Blankenburg, District of Blankenburg, Duchy of Brunswick, German Empire

German,American

Aquarius

Kandeh YumkellaKandeh Yumkella
(UN Executive, Economist, Politician)

05 July 1959

Sierra Leone

Cancer

Robert W HolleyRobert W. Holley
(Biochemist)

28 January 1922

11 February 1993

Urbana, Illinois

American

Aquarius

Vincent du VigneaudVincent du Vigneaud
(Biochemist)

18 May 1901

11 December 1978

Chicago, Illinois, USA

American

Taurus

Edwin G. KrebsEdwin G. Krebs
(Biochemist)

06 June 1918

21 December 2009

Lansing, Iowa, United States

American

Gemini

David OtungaDavid Otunga
(Lawyer, Actor, Professional wrestler, Television actor)

07 April 1980

Elgin

American

Aries

Deron WilliamsDeron Williams
(Basketball player)

26 June 1984

Parkersburg

American

Cancer

Max LevchinMax Levchin
(Computer scientist, Entrepreneur, Businessperson)

11 July 1975

Kyiv

American

Cancer

Donald JohansonDonald Johanson
(Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Prehistorian, Paleoanthropologist, University teacher)

28 June 1943

Chicago

American

Cancer

Carol Moseley BraunCarol Moseley Braun
(politician, diplomat, prosecutor, lawyer)

16 August 1947

Chicago

Leo

Sheila JohnsonSheila Johnson
(American businesswoman)

25 January 1949

McKeesport

American

Aquarius

Iris ChangIris Chang
(Historian, Journalist, Writer)

28 March 1968

09 November 2004

Princeton

Chinese,American

Aries

Ed BoonEd Boon
(Programmer, Engineer, Screenwriter, Computer scientist)

22 February 1964

Chicago

American

Pisces

César PelliCésar Pelli
(Architect, Entrepreneur)

12 October 1926

San Miguel de Tucumán

Argentine

Libra

George CrumbGeorge Crumb
(Composer)

Richard HammingRichard Hamming
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, Engineer, University teacher)

11 February 1915

07 January 1998

Chicago

American

Aquarius

Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
(Poet, Autobiographer, Literary critic, University teacher, Professor, Writer, Journalist)

13 June 1894

10 December 1972

Vermilion County

American

Gemini

Paul HalmosPaul Halmos
(Mathematician, Philosopher, Statistician)

03 March 1916

02 October 2006

Budapest

Hungarian,American

Pisces

Andrew YaoAndrew Yao
(Computer scientist, University teacher)

24 December 1946

Shanghai

Capricorn

Sri Mulyani IndrawatiSri Mulyani Indrawati
(Economist, Politician, University teacher)

26 August 1962

Bandarlampung

Indonesian

Virgo

Michael GrossMichael Gross
(actor, stage actor, television actor, model railroader)

1947 AD

Chicago

American

Bernard ShawBernard Shaw

1940 AD

Scott D. AltmanScott D. Altman
(Astronaut, Fighter pilot)

15 August 1959

Lincoln

American

Leo

Bob NovakBob Novak

1931 AD

2009 AD

George CarruthersGeorge Carruthers
(Physicist, Scientist)

1939 AD

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