Admissions

Your path to Grainger Engineering begins here.

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 take on the world’s most important challenges, working together at the intersections of discipline to advance science, technology, and the human experience.

 

Undergraduate

Application requirements, admissions criteria, and upcoming deadlines for first-year, transfer, and international students.

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Graduate

Complete guidelines and application requirements for graduate admissions at the University of Illinois.

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Online

Course registration, program admissions, and other application requirements for online engineering students.

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Imagine what you will do at Illinois.

Grainger 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.

Which major is right for you?

Take our majors quiz to discover which of our 15 top-ranked programs match best with your interests.

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Planning a Campus 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!

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Costs & Financial Aid

Learn about tuition and financial aid opportunities available to engineering students at every level, including merit-based scholarships, funding for graduate students, and financial aid for online students.

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Application Status Information

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 the status of your application

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!

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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