Undergraduate Admissions


Why Choose CEE at Illinois?

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

Spring 2023 Events for Prospective Students

Admitted students: see event options here

This online event will include a short presentation about Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), followed by discussion with current CEE students and the opportunity to ask questions about the program and student life.  

  • March 8, 2023 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm CST
  • April 5, 2023 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm CST


Registration closes 48 hours prior or once capacity is reached.

This virtual event will provide prospective & admitted students an opportunity to interact with CEE Alumni and learn about their experiences at Illinois and the work they are currently involved in. A list of questions will be provided by the moderator of this event but we encourage students to ask questions throughout the program.

  • March 22, 2023 | 5:30pm-6:30pm CST
  • April 26, 2023 | 5:30pm-6:30pm CST


Registration closes 48 hours prior or once capacity is reached.

Every spring, engineering students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign set aside a weekend to show off what they have been working on all year long. Students from every discipline of engineering set up demonstrations and exhibits to remind the general public of the role that science plays in everyday life and to show the difference that technology will make in the future. This event is entirely student-run.

Days: Friday & Saturday
Dates:  March 31 - April 1
Times: All day
No registration required; this event is open to the public. 

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See more Grainger College virtual and in-person event/visit options. 

Grainger Engineering

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!

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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