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.

For an overview of the rankings from the entirety of activities and units across the Urbana campus visit: Illinois Rankings

Global Rankings


Among public institutions for number of international students enrolled at Illinois (11,223) in 2014-15 by Open Doors


Best Value School by Forbes


Among all national institutions for number of students studying abroad (2,422) in 2013-14 by Open Doors


In the 2015 "Top Public Schools (National University)" category by U.S. News


Overall in the world in the 2015 Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities

They also ranked Illinois: 21st overall in the U.S; 8th among U.S. public universities; 36th in Natural Sciences and Mathematics (up from 38th last year); 4th in Engineering/Technology and Computer Science; 21st in Life and Agriculture Sciences; and 39th in Social Sciences


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


Among National and International Institutions in the 2015 Center for World University Rankings


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

They also ranked Illinois: 23rd overall in the U.S.; 7th among U.S. public universities; 12th in Civil and Structural Engineering; 13th in Agriculture and Forestry; 14th in Materials Science; 16th in Communication and Media Studies; 18th in Electrical and Electronic Engineering; and 21st in Education

Top Ten Countries by Undergraduate & Graduate Enrollment (AY 16-17)


Illinois International Impact


Different scholarship opportunities were offered by Illinois International in 2014, with more 74 students awarded scholarships to study abroad


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


Formal agreements with other educational institutions are managed by Illinois Strategic International Partnerships


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


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


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


In financial support awarded annually for students studying abroad

Community Impact


Among the top 10 most culturally dynamic universities by College Magazine


Alumni are currently working abroad in more than 170 countries

2 million

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

$336 million

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