Your future starts here.
With Grainger Engineering, you get to choose your path. You start your college career running, entering one of our 15 majors from day one (not a lot of places do that). From there, it’s all up to you. Get to know the experts in your field. Make friends who will help you and drive you. Get hands on experience with state-of-the-art resources. Grow in an environment built to help you get where you want to go.
Out of our majors, five are ranked in the top 5 by US News and World Report. Though rankings are only one measure of our education, the recognition as a leader in engineering and specific disciplines ensures you’re highly regarded when searching for professional opportunities.
of our undergraduates participate in experiential learning activities
of these students receive a full-time job offer upon graduating as a result
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) are offered by Illinois, other universities, institutions, and agencies nationwide. These experiences give you the opportunity to actively participate in research and work with faculty and researchers on ongoing research projects.
Unique Learning Experiences
The Grainger Engineering experience is much more than an elite education. We create opportunities for you to participate in groundbreaking research, launch startup companies, travel the world, and collaborate across disciplines to take on the world's most important challenges—all from the moment you arrive on campus.
Yes, you can and are encouraged to enhance your education for a few weeks, months, or longer at locations around the world. Travel, work, and service abroad will prepare you for leadership in an increasingly global workforce. And there are many opportunities designed to fit into your schedule.