At Illinois, we measure success by the impact our students, faculty, and alumni have in the world.

Our focus is on providing transformational learning experiences – in the classroom and out of it. And when you do this for more than 150 years, people take notice.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The 2023-24 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges rankings rated Illinois as the number 12 public university and the number 35 national university.

U.S. News & World Report's graduate and undergraduate rankings

  • 1 The graduate program in library and information science at the School of Information Sciences is ranked 1st in the nation.
  • 2 & 3 The Department of Accounting ranks 2nd in undergraduate programs and 3rd in graduate programs.
  • 2 Campus ranks 2nd in graduate and undergraduate civil engineering programs.
  • 2 The campus ranks 2nd in undergraduate and graduate materials engineering.
  • 5 & 11 The Grainger College of Engineering is ranked 5th in undergraduate and 11th in graduate programs nationally.

Unless noted otherwise, these represent the most recent information available.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Latest Undergraduate Rankings

U.S. News America's Best Colleges

Full Undergraduate Rankings for Colleges and Departments for 2023-24

2023-24 Undergraduate Rankings
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Latest Graduate Rankings

U.S. News Best Graduate Schools

Full Graduate Rankings for Colleges and Departments for 2023-24

2023-24 Graduate Rankings

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Open Doors - International Excellence

Open Doors ranks Illinois first among public universities in the number of international students.

Peace Corps Volunteers

Illinois ranked 20th in the nation among major universities in the number of undergraduate alumni who joined the Peace Corps in 2011.

More High Rankings From National and International Institutions

In 2019, the Institute for Higher Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Academic Ranking of World Universities) ranked Illinois as the 38th best university in the world and 10th among American public universities.

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