Welcome to the UIC College of Engineering!
The UIC College of Engineering brings together two properties that are often disconnected in higher education: excellence and accessibility. We seek to provide world-class preparation to students of all backgrounds in an urban setting, creating new opportunities for young engineers and contributing to diversity in the field.
#9 UIC's national rank for "best value" according to The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education.
#8 UIC's national rank in U.S. News & World Report for social mobility. We are also in the top 20 of all U.S. universities for diversity.
Two new buildings by 2023
Driven by the college’s combination of accessibility and excellence, student enrollment at UIC Engineering has skyrocketed over the last decade. To keep pace—and to ensure that our students have access to top-tier facilities—we opened one new building in 2019 and have a second new building slated for 2023.
Mission and Goals
UIC Engineering’s mission is access to excellence and success. We educate students to innovate and to lead. We expand global knowledge of the engineering field through excellence in original research. In addition, as a public institution we prioritize our relationship with the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois. We foster strong local partnerships, provide crucial engineering expertise and facilities, and serve as a major economic driver for the region.
Our current priorities include:
- Recruiting bright students with unique stories and talents
- Attracting and retaining world-class teachers and researchers
- Building top-tier facilities
- Creating a strong alumni community
- Establishing strong partnerships with government, industry, and academia
Advantages of a UIC Engineering Education
The total cost for a UIC undergraduate engineering education is about $72,000—a third the price of the same degree at many private universities.
More than half of UIC Engineering bachelor of science graduates report starting salaries between $70,000 and more than $100,000.
Our students benefit from the full range of internships, job opportunities, startup incubators, and other resources of metropolitan Chicago.
Supported by more than $141 million in grants, our faculty are working on research that stands to help clean our air, provide access to water, revolutionize battery technology, improve healthcare, sharpen data security, and address hundreds of other issues.
Our 197 faculty include 42 recipients of the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award. They hold 96 fellowships in professional societies and have received more than 81 teaching awards from UIC and other institutions.