For almost two decades, MatSE at Illinois has consistently ranked among the top materials programs in the nation. U.S. News and World Report ranks the undergraduate program in MatSE at Illinois #3 in the nation (2019) and graduate program in MatSE #3 in the nation (2019).

The undergraduate engineering program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ranked 6th in the 2019 America's Best Colleges edition of U.S. News and World Report.
Undergraduate ranking

The graduate engineering program at Illinois ranked 10th in the 2019 Best Graduate Schools issue of U.S. News and World Report.
Graduate ranking

In 2018, Materials Science and Engineering at Illinois was ranked No. 7 worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences.