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Do The Impossible

We do the impossible every day.


Change the world. Solve problems. Make the future reality. That’s what you’ll do at Engineering at Illinois, ranked No. 4 worldwide in the "Academic Ranking of World Universities in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences."

With 15 Top 5 programs, the culture here breeds a can-do attitude. Illini engineers have the foresight to imagine what can be improved and then they find ways to make it happen. That mentality continues today. At Illinois, you'll learn to make the impossible possible.

Engineering at Illinois Student Profile

Admission into the College of Engineering is most selective.

Mid 50% for Admitted Freshman Engineers
ACT: 31–34
SAT: 1400–1510
High School Class Rank: 93%–99%
TOEFL: 105–113

More on what we consider.


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).


Study Abroad

Mars RoverThere 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.


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.


The Illinois Network

burjkhalifaMore 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.


The Illinois Way

CARE CenterYour 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.


Your First-Year Experience

Lab StudentsThe 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