Welcome Students!

The City of Urbana warmly welcomes new and returning University of Illinois students to the community.  We want you to enjoy our very livable city and make the most of your new home.

Visit our New and Returning Student Information page.

One of the greatest characteristics of this area is the outstanding quality of life and low cost of living. Urbana is a great place to live. In recent years, Urbana has been cited by the National Home Builders Association as one of the top ten most affordable housing markets in the United States.

If you enjoy dining out, you will appreciate the wide variety and number of restaurants that rank Urbana (along with its twin city, Champaign) as one of the number one places in the United States for dining pleasure.  Download the brochure below for details on where in Urbana you can eat, play, shop and stay!

For those who crave a small-town atmosphere with access to a metropolitan lifestyle, the City of Urbana is the place to be. Enjoy and be safe!

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application/pdf icon Eat Play Shop Stay brochure 14.9MB
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