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Essential Illinois Facts

Consider this an introduction to Illinois—basic facts and stats we think you should know.

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Illinois by the Numbers

  • 31,901 undergraduate and 10,982 graduate and professional students
  • 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 66.5% of classes have fewer than 30 students
  • 92.7% of freshmen return as sophomores
  • Students from all 50 states and 118 countries
  • 55% Men, 45% Women
  • 29.6% of undergraduate students are African American, Asian American, Latina/o, Multiracial, Pacific Islander, or Native American—the most diverse public Big Ten university


  • 150+ programs of study
  • Approximately 4,000 unique courses offered each year
  • 22 Nobel Prize and 20 Pulitzer Prize winners among faculty and alumni
  • One of the top 5 schools with the most Fulbright students
  • 11 campus and national awards for advising
  • 400+ study abroad programs in 60+ countries

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