Moderately cool university in downstate Illinois. Marc Andresen
wrote the first version of Mozilla
there. The NCSA
had the first non-government owned Cray supercomputer
there. It was the third of fourth one ever made. Last I checked it was still in service.
Also of note is the library which is the largest something or other in the world. It spans -- underground -- most of the campus.
On a personal note: my sister graduated from there. My cousin (who is more like my brother) and my one of my other sister's currently go there. Look 'em up for the hookups if you're in town.