UIUC Facts & Rankings

Explore our facts and rankings to gain insight into who we are, what we value, and how students are harnessing their power on campus and beyond.

Campus Profile

  • 35,000 undergraduate and 20,500 graduate students
  • 50 U.S. states and 123 countries represented on campus
  • 23,057 students of color on campus, more than any other top-ranked Midwest university (NCES)
  • 46% women and 54% men
  • 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 150+ majors in 11 academic communities
  • 175+ research programs and centers on campus
  • 300+ study abroad programs in 70 countries
  • 30+ support and cultural centers on campus
  • 1,000+ student clubs and organizations
  • 21 Big Ten, Division I sports
  • 49 fraternities and 38 sororities, 30 of which are culturally based
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#12 public and #35 overall university in the nation (U.S. News)

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  • #12 public and #35 overall university in the nation (U.S. News)
  • #1 most students of color among top-ranked Midwest universities (NCES)
  • #2 in diversity among top-ranked Midwest universities (NCES)
  • #13 U.S. college town (Best College Reviews)
  • A top inclusive city for LGBTQ+ people (Municipal Equality Index)
  • Regularly leading the nation in National Science Foundation research funding
  • A top destination for entrepreneurs (Forbes)
  • #1 return on investment in the Big Ten (PayScale)
  • One of just 34 5-star U.S. universities combining quality and affordability (Money)
  • #23 U.S. university for promoting upward social mobility (Washington Monthly)
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Our Reputation Precedes Us

UIUC is a diverse, vibrant campus with a reputation for excellence and opportunity. Our students and faculty are known for doing amazing things—and you can see it across all areas of the university!

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Awards & Accolades

  • 27 Pulitzer Prize winners among faculty and alumni
  • 23 Nobel Prize winners among faculty and alumni
  • 20+ faculty Guggenheim Fellows in the last 10 years
  • Top producer of Fulbright U.S. Student Awards for 4 of the past 5 years
  • Recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for 10 years running
  • Designated a First-Gen Forward Institution by the Center for First-Generation Student Success
  • 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

Illini Success

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