University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign

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1308 W. Green
Urbana, IL 61801

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Engineering School Overview

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#6 Best Engineering Schools


Engineering School Overview

The College of Engineering at University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign has a rolling application deadline. The application fee is $50 for U.S. residents and $75 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $16,754 per year (in-state); full-time: $30,246 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $11,170 per year (in-state); and part-time: $20,164 per year (out-of-state). The 2013 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 4.3:1. The College of Engineering at University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign has 392 full-time faculty on staff.

Furthering its mission as a land-grant institution, the University of Illinois stresses research as a foundation of graduate engineering programs. There are more than 50 research centers and institutes, and the school has spent close to $200 million on research.

Students can pursue advanced degrees in more than 10 areas, including Financial Engineering and Nuclear, Plasma, & Radiological Engineering. The school’s biological and agricultural engineering programs are particularly highly ranked. Distance students can earn a master’s degree in engineering or computer science online, and some audit and professional courses are offered online as well.

There are about 2,700 graduate students at the College of Engineering, close to 20 percent of whom are women. The campus Technology Entrepreneur Center helps students become innovators and entrepreneurs, and a $30,000 prize is awarded annually to a student who has been most innovative with technology. Graduate students can live on the Urbana-Champaign campus. After graduation, the school’s Engineering Career Services Office aids students in their job searches.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application fee (U.S. residents) $50
Application deadline (international students) rolling
Application fee (international students) $75


Full-time faculty (tenured or tenure-track) 392
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 4.3:1

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 2,971
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $16,754 per year (in-state)
full-time: $30,246 per year (out-of-state)
part-time: $11,170 per year (in-state)
part-time: $20,164 per year (out-of-state)

Required fees $3,572 per year

* Engineering School Overview details based on 2013 data

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