UIUC Facts & Rankings

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Illini on the Quad

Campus Profile

  • 33,500 undergraduate and 17,800 graduate students
  • 50 U.S. states and 100+ countries represented on campus
  • 17,731 students of color on campus, more than any other top-ranked Midwest university (NCES)
  • 46% women and 54% men
  • 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 150+ majors in 11 academic communities
  • 100+ research programs and centers on campus
  • 300 study abroad programs in 50+ countries
  • 30+ support and cultural centers on campus
  • 1,000+ student clubs and organizations
  • 21 Big Ten, Division I sports
  • 51 fraternities and 38 sororities, 26 of which are culturally based
Convocation at Memorial Stadium
Convocation at Memorial Stadium


  • #15 public university in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report)
  • #47 university in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report)
  • #6 engineering program in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report)
  • #14 business program in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report)
  • #1 most students of color among top-ranked Midwest universities (NCES)
  • #2 in diversity among top-ranked Midwest universities (NCES)
  • A top 10 U.S. college town (Livability)
  • #1 in university research funding (National Science Foundation)
  • A top 20 college for entrepreneurship (Princeton Review)
  • #1 return on investment in the Big Ten (PayScale)
  • A top 25 U.S. university for your money (Money)
Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert, Pulitzer Prize in Criticism

Awards & Accolades

  • 26 Pulitzer Prize winners among faculty and alumni
  • 23 Nobel Prize winners among faculty and alumni
  • 19 faculty Guggenheim Fellows in the last 10 years
  • A top producer of Fulbright U.S. Student Awards
  • A recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for 8 years running
  • Inaugural recipient of APLU's Research Response to Community Crisis Award for COVID-19 testing program
  • First university recipient of Barrier-Free America Award for excellence in accessibility design

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