Do The Impossible
What You Can Do With Engineering at Illinois
Engineering at Illinois Student Profile
Admission into the College of Engineering is most selective.
Mid 50% for Admitted Freshman Engineers
High School Class Rank: 93%–99%
More than half of our undergrads do research. You can start as a freshman. Intern with Fortune 500 around the globe or here in Champaign-Urbana. Join a start-up in our award-winning Research Park. Conduct your own research or launch your own business with the help of the Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC).
There are no boundaries at Illinois. Go to Mars – or any country across the world. And if you can't physically make it, we are helping build the technology to get you there virtually. Study abroad with international programs, individual classes, and student organizations. Through these experiences, it’s possible to find problems and bring solutions to those who need them most.
- Provide safe water to communities in East Africa.
- Build bridges in China
- Experience virtual reality in your living room with Oculus
Outside the Classroom
There are more than 70 professional and honorary engineering societies affiliated with majors in the College of Engineering. These are built-in ways for you to get involved from the very beginning with projects and topics that interest you and that you want to learn more about. These student organizations provide leadership opportunities, ability to travel to competitions, a space to think outside the box, and a way to build strong peer relationships.
- Design and build a Hyperloop pod for the Space X competition
- Design, build, and race Formula One cars, create and launch a satallite, teach young girls how to become makers in the MakerLab, construct a solar house for international competition, and so much more.
The Illinois Network
More than 80,000 Engineering at Illinois alums work in thousands of countries around the globe. 500+ businesses recruit on campus each year because they recognize the prestige of our education. And our students average 2+ job offers and $63,744 as a starting salary when they graduate. We're what you need to kick-off your career.
- Lead the 'white hats' of Google against online attacks
- Jump-start start-ups, like Waygo, with helpand advice from faculty and successful alums
The Illinois Way
Your Illinois education will pack a punch. It’s interdisciplinary by design, caters to your unique interests, focuses on creative problem solving, and highly ranked throughout the world. Here, you’ll have the resources you need and extraordinary people to inspire you.
- Utilize the engineering tools at the Center for Academic Resources in Engineering (CARE)
- Personalize your experience through student organizations
- Watch this fun, tongue-in-cheek yet factual video about what all has been created at the University of Illinois and the great minds in our community.
Your First-Year Experience
The Illinois Engineering Freshman Experience (IEFX) is an interdisciplinary program that enhances your experience, creativity, and learning. It sets you up for success by providing courses, events, and activities that promote collaboration between new students, faculty, and upperclassmen. The focus is on exploring fields and careers in engineering, hands-on learning, and training leaders.
IEFX's Summer Scholars program provides the opportunity to come to take summer courses, get acclimated to campus, and make friends before fall semester.
Application Now Open for Fall 2016
All Engineering applications are submitted through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Early Action Filing Deadline
Freshman Applicants – November 1
Applying by November 1 may give you the best chance for being admitted to academic programs with limited space and special attention for admission to honors programs and for merit awards.
Fall Transfer Applicants – February 1
The transfer application and all supporting materials must be received in our office by February 1 to meet the priority deadline. If space is limited, priority may be given to applicants who meet the deadline. There is no Priority Filing Period for spring applicants.
Final Application Deadlines
Freshman Applicants – December 1
All supporting documents (application fee and test scores) must be received by December 12.
Fall 2017 Transfer Applicants – March 1