Undergraduate Admissions


Why Choose CEE at Illinois?

Hear straight from the source: CEE alumni, students and faculty share about our program.

Undergraduate Application Process:

At Grainger Engineering, you apply directly to your engineering major of interest. This means you can immediately begin to deepen your connection to the CEE department, and explore research opportunities and extracurricular activities related to your academic goals.

  1. Explore CEE at Illinois to learn more about civil and environmental engineering and what makes our program one of the best in the nation.
  2. Visit Grainger website to review all application requirements and learn what factors are considered.
  3. Complete the online application through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  4. The university sends out communication via email. Carefully read all emails sent from the department, college and university to ensure no additional forms must be completed after you submit the application.
  5. Next steps: once your application has been submitted, you can check your application status at any time. If you are admitted, accept your offer and become part of the CEE family!

More Information

Scholarships & Aid

Learn more about undergraduate tuition, scholarships and financial aid. 

Costs & Financial Aid →

Frequently Asked Questions

See answers to commonly asked questions about admission to Grainger Engineering. 

Grainger FAQs →

Transfer to CEE

Interested in transferring to CEE? See the FAQs for transfer students.

Transfer FAQs →

Program Objectives

Read an overview of CEE and learn about the program objectives.

Program Objectives →

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduates have many opportunities to participate in hands-on research.

Research Experience for Undergrads →

Sample Schedule

See what a typical 4-year schedule for CEE students looks like.

Sample Schedule →

Student Organizations

Make new friends and learn something new at the same time!

See Organizations →

Plan Your Visit

One of the best ways to decide if Grainger Engineering is right for you is to visit!

Explore Options →

More Questions?

Reach out to us with more questions about undergraduate admissions or the undergraduate program:


Becky Stillwell
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs
1102 Newmark Civil Engineering Lab
(217) 333-3812