UIUC Facts & Rankings

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Illini on the Quad

Campus Profile

  • 34,500 undergraduate and 20,500 graduate students
  • 50 U.S. states and 126 countries represented on campus
  • 19,265 students of color on campus, more than any other top-ranked Midwest university (NCES)
  • 45% women and 55% men
  • 18:1 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
Convocation at Memorial Stadium

#13 public and #41 overall university in the nation (U.S. News)

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  • #13 public and #41 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)
  • Top 10 U.S. college town (Livability)
  • #7 in university research funding (National Science Foundation)
  • Top 15 university for entrepreneurship (Princeton Review)
  • #1 return on investment in the Big Ten (PayScale)
  • #7 U.S. university for your money (Money)
  • #23 U.S. university for promoting upward social mobility (Washington Monthly)
  • #2 best city in Illinois for LGBTQ-inclusive policies (Municipal Equality Index)
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Awards & Accolades

  • 27 Pulitzer Prize winners among faculty and alumni
  • 23 Nobel Prize winners among faculty and alumni
  • 19 faculty Guggenheim Fellows in the last 10 years
  • Top producer of Fulbright U.S. Student Awards for 10 of the past 11 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

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