Illinois Facts

Fact: Illinois is indisputably awesome.

Campus Profile

Our campus has a whole lot of everything.

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44,000 total students
(33,000 undergrad and 11,000 grad students)

Illinois students representing

50 U.S. states and
100+ countries represented

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37% African American, Asian American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Native American, and multiracial students

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44% women and 56% men

an Illinois faculty member circled by 19 color blocks to visually convey the 17:1 ratio

17:1 student-to-faculty ratio

150+ majors in
10 academic communities

Illinois students in a unique classroom environment

4,000+ courses offered

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55% undergrad participation
in research

Illinois students carrying brush on their backs in a field in South America

400+ study abroad programs
in 60+ countries

students playing chess in the Illini Union

1,000+ student clubs
and organizations

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97 Greek chapters on campus:
59 fraternities and 38 sororities

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19 Big Ten, Division I sports teams
and 35+ club teams

Rankings

Rankings aren't everything,
but they’re worth noting.

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#1 return on investment
in the Midwest
(Best Value Schools)

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6th best Engineering
program in the nation
(U.S. News & World Report)

15th best Business
program in the nation
(U.S. News & World Report)

10th best public
university in the nation
(U.S. News & World Report)

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30th best university in the world
(Academic Ranking of World Universities)

Illinois students on the steps to the auditorium in Lincoln Hall

A best value in public education
(Forbes, Kiplinger, and Princeton Review)

Awards & Accolades

People at Illinois do big things.

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the Nobel Prize

23 Nobel Prize winners
among faculty and alumni

Roger Ebert, Illinois alum and Pulitizer Prize recipient

23 Pulitzer Prize winners
among faculty and alumni

13 faculty Guggenheim Fellows
in the last 3 years