More About Engineering at Illinois

Engineering at Illinois is one of the top engineering programs in the world. The best students and educators come to Illinois from around the globe to connect with top faculty, a diverse student body, and successful alumni—people who are collaborative, innovative, and driven toward excellence. These are the people changing the world.

8,393 Undergraduates

  • 1,601 degrees awarded in 2012-2013
  • 32+ average ACT score
  • 2+ job offers per student, on average
  • $63,744 average starting salary, >10% above national average
  • >50% perform research
  • Top 5 among engineering students most prepared for the workforce, according to a Wall Street Journal survey of employers

3,145 Graduate Students

  • 865 degrees awarded in 2012-2013
  • 2,000+ current research projects taking place with faculty

403 Faculty in 12 Departments

80,000+ Alumni

  • Founders of YouTube, Yelp, Bloom Energy, Flex-n-Gate, Grainger Industrial Supply, Tesla Motors, and PayPal
  • Six astronauts
  • The CEO of BP
  • The owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars