Illinois Facts & Rankings

Illini on the Quad

Campus Profile

  • 45,000 total students (33,500 undergrad and 11,500 grad students)
  • 50 U.S. states and 80+ countries represented
  • 18% of undergrads from historically underrepresented groups
  • 45% women and 55% men
  • 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 150+ majors in 10 academic communities
  • 5,000+ courses offered
  • 68% of undergrads participating in research
  • 300+ study abroad programs in 50+ countries
  • 1,000+ student clubs and organizations
  • 55 fraternities and 36 sororities on campus
  • 19 Big Ten, Division I sports teams and 40+ club teams
Convocation at Memorial Stadium
Convocation at Memorial Stadium

Rankings

  • #1 return on investment in the Big Ten (PayScale)
  • 6th best Engineering program in the nation (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 15th best Business program in the nation (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 8th best public college in the nation (Wall Street Journal)
  • 37th best university in the world (Times Higher Education)
  • A best value in higher education (Forbes, Kiplinger, and Princeton Review)
  • A Transfer Honor Roll recipient (Phi Theta Kappa)
Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert, Pulitzer Prize in Criticism

Awards & Accolades

  • 23 Nobel Prize winners among faculty and alumni
  • 25 Pulitzer Prize winners among faculty and alumni
  • 14 faculty Guggenheim Fellows in the last 4 years
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