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How will you #dotheimpossible?

The University of Illinois' Grainger College of Engineering is a global leader for engineering education and research, offering admission options to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both on-campus and online. Our students and faculty members are taking on the world’s most important challenges, finding creative solutions to the world and human experience.

We are innovating and inventing the future every single day. As a Grainger engineer, you will find your place, discover your passion, and do the impossible. Your path to Grainger Engineering begins here.



Learn the full undergraduate application requirements, admissions criteria, and upcoming deadlines for first-year, transfer, and international students.

Undergraduate Admissions 



Find out about the complete guidelines and application requirements for graduate admissions at the University of Illinois.

Graduate Admissions



Explore more about course registration, program admissions, and other application requirements for online engineering students.

Online Registration

Imagine what you will do at Illinois

From Aerospace Engineering or Computer Science to Environmental Engineering or Bioengineering, the Grainger College of Engineering offers a top-ranked, unrivaled academic experience. Instructed by the leading experts in your field, you can be sure you are receiving an elite engineering education in the classroom and through hands-on research experiences. Our reputation for excellence in education allows you to customize an enriching education that challenges you to think creatively and critically to make an impact on the world.

Discover your future path in engineering through our academic offerings:

Undergraduate Majors & Minors

Graduate Degree Programs

Online Programs

Costs & Financial Aid

At the University of Illinois, our goal is to ensure that all students are informed and supported in order to achieve their goals. Explore more about tuition and receive detailed information about the financial aid opportunities available to engineering students at every level, including merit-based scholarships, funding for graduate students, and financial aid for online engineering students.

Learn more about financial aid

Plan a Visit

From state-of-the-art labs and research centers to inviting residences and student life spaces—visit virtually and see what makes the Grainger Engineering campus such a special place to study, work, and live!

Virtual Visit Opportunities

Already applied?

Checking in on the status of an application under review is quick and easy through our admissions portal that you can access at any time.

Check Application Status

If you have already received an offer of admission, you can accept your offer, manage your personalized admitted student checklist, and learn more about completing your enrollment requirements!

Accept Admissions Offer

Application fee waiver for Domestic Ph.D. applicants

Domestic students interested in applying to one of Grainger’s Ph.D. programs are potentially eligible to receive an application fee waiver.

  • Domestic applicants only
  • Must have a 3.5 or greater cumulative undergraduate GPA
  • Must be eligible for direct admission into a Ph.D. program

Learn more about the waiver


Get Started on Your Application to Grainger Engineering

Exploring the Grainger Engineering admissions requirements for undergraduate, graduate, and online engineering programs is your first step towards a future as a leader in the world of engineering. Ready to do the impossible? Get started on your application today: