Illinois Facts & Rankings

Illini on the Quad

Campus Profile

  • 47,800 students, including 33,600 undergrads
  • 50 U.S. states and 65 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
  • 350+ study abroad programs in 50+ countries
  • 1,000+ student clubs and organizations
  • 54 fraternities and 35 sororities, 28 of which are culturally based
  • 19 Big Ten, Division I sports teams and 35+ club teams
Convocation at Memorial Stadium
Convocation at Memorial Stadium

Rankings

  • #1 return on investment in the Big Ten (PayScale)
  • 13th best public university in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 6th best Engineering program in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 18th best Business program in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 37th best university in the world (Times Higher Education)
  • A best value in higher education (Forbes and Kiplinger)
  • 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
  • 15 faculty Guggenheim Fellows in the last 5 years
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