Undergraduate Admissions

Chicago is where skyscrapers were born. Chicago is where you will rise.

If you want to change the world, come to UIC Engineering and figure out how things work on the inside.

Engineering and computer science give you a way to shape the world for the better. You can apply the principles of science and the language of math to the inner workings of everything around us to create lasting, positive change.

We welcome your application to the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and we look forward to seeing how you will have an impact with your engineering education.

Apply to UIC Engineering!

Applications to the College of Engineering are accepted through UIC’s main undergraduate admissions office. Follow the link below to access its website, where you will find information about the application processtuition and financial aid, requirements and deadlines, and more.

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Information for Applicants

Academic performance and standardized testing

In past years, successful applicants to the College of Engineering ranked in the top 20 percent of their graduating classes. The middle 50 percent of admitted students had an ACT composite score between 25 and 29, with a math subscore of 26 to 31. This corresponds to an SAT score between 1200 and 1380, with a math score of 610 to 710.

High school preparation

In high school, applicants should have completed:

  • 4 years of math coursework
  • 3 years of laboratory science coursework

in addition to UIC requirements for coursework in English, social sciences, and electives as outlined at admissions.uic.edu. AP credit is available; visit the Academic Standing section of the course catalog (go.uic.edu/catalog) for more information.

Transfer preparation

Transfer students must have completed at least 24 credit hours of transferable coursework at the time of enrollment. Ideally, transfers will have completed as many of the following as possible: calculus I, II, and III; differential equations; English composition I and II; general physics I (mechanics) and II (electricity and magnetism); and general chemistry I. You can compare the classes you have taken to UIC courses at go.uic.edu/course, and you can visit transferology.com for more information.

Scholarships and financial aid

About three-quarters of UIC students receive some form of financial aid. This comes in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and employment. It helps to pay the costs of tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board, transportation, and other personal expenses.

Full details are available on the UIC Financial Aid website.

How to apply

Visit the UIC admissions website for everything you need to apply to the College of Engineering.

Special Programs

Visit us on campus

The best way to discover UIC Engineering is to come see for yourself. In addition to scheduled preview days and open houses, we are happy to accommodate one-on-one campus visits for interested students. Contact any of our Academic Resource Center staff for more information.

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