More About Engineering at Illinois

Engineering at Illinois is one of the Top 5 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
  • 6 astronauts
  • The CEO of BP
  • The owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars