- UIC ranked #8 nationwide for best value in 2019 by the Wall Street Journal.
- Ranked 9th (undergraduate) and 12th (graduate) in entrepreneurship program by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine’s survey of more than 700 American schools.
- Ranked the 18th best in the world among universities less than 50 years old in the 2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
- Ranked 26th among U.S. public universities in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.
- Ranked 48th out of more than 650 universities receiving federal research money in 2005.