By the Numbers

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ranks high among our international peers. At Illinois International, we measure success by the strength of our units, centers, and programs and their impact on the constituencies they serve.

Global Rankings

2nd

Among public institutions for number of international students enrolled at Illinois (12,454) in 2016-17 by Open Doors

7th

Best Value School by Forbes

14th

In the 2018 "Top Public Schools (National University)" category by U.S. News

20th

Among all national institutions for number of students studying abroad (2,018) in 2015-16 by Open Doors

30th

Most prestigious university of 2016 among national and international institutions by Times Higher Education: World University Rankings

33rd

Among National and international institutions in the 2015 Center for World University Rankings

69th

Overall in the world according to the 2016-17 QS World University Rankings


Top Ten Countries by Undergraduate & Graduate Enrollment (AY 17-18)

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Illinois International Impact

25

Unique scholarship opportunities were offered by Illinois International in 2016-17

150

Study abroad programs in 45 countries are operated by Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange

400

Inter-institutional agreements around the world managed by Global Relations

600

Faculty across departments and disciplines are affiliated with one or more of the international area studies centers

6,000

Business leaders, scientists, government officials, bank executives, and academics have participated in customized programs with Global Education & Training

11,000

International students and scholars have access to advising, immigration services, programming, advocacy, and outreach activities from International Student & Scholar Services

$385,000

Awarded in study abroad scholarships and international research fellowships in 2016-17

Community Impact

8th

Among the top 10 most culturally dynamic universities by College Magazine

50,000

Alumni are currently working abroad in more than 170 countries

54,000

Artifacts of global cultures at Spurlock Museum

2M+

Volumes in over 150 languages available in the International and Area Studies Library

$382M

Contributed by international students to the campus and local economics of Urbana and Champaign

$625M

Total research and development expenditures (Cost share and unreimbursed F&A included) in 2016-17, according to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research