Admissions

Whether taking shape through the simplest, unmanned, aerial vehicle or the most complicated, spacecraft technology, a keen interest in flight draws students to aerospace engineering as their life’s work. Here at Aerospace Engineering at Illinois, routinely ranked as a top 10 nationwide program, you will learn from our internationally renowned faculty the principals and science to help you understand our discipline. You also will have many hands-on opportunities to design, create and fly aircraft and spacecraft, through coursework and student group activities.

Between September 16, 2019, and January 15, 2020, the Grainger College of Engineering is offering an application fee waiver to domestic applicants who apply to a Grainger Engineering PhD program and who hold a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA in their undergraduate degree. Qualified applicants must select the option “Are you applying for the 3.5 GPA or higher app fee waiver?” from the dropdown box in the “Fee Section” of the online admission application. Applicants must meet the admission requirements to enter the department’s PhD program in order to receive the application fee waiver. Applicants who have questions may contact Rhonda McElroy, Executive Director of Graduate Programs, at rmcelroy@illinois.edu.

Undergraduate Information


Graduate Information