By the Numbers

The University of Illinois 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


Among public institutions for number of international students enrolled at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign by Open Doors


Among the top universities in the world according to the Center for World University Rankings


Among all national institutions for number of students studying abroad by Open Doors


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

Illinois International Impact


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


Inter-institutional agreements around the world managed by Global Relations


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


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


Awarded in study abroad scholarships and international research fellowships by Illinois International each year

Community Impact


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


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign alumni are currently working abroad in more than 170 countries


Artifacts from six continents and throughout human history are located in the William R. and Clarice V. Spurlock Museum of World Cultures


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


Contributed by international students to the campus and local economics of Urbana and Champaign, supporting more than 7,000 jobs


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