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Harper College
Parkland College
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Please select your school

Harper College
Parkland College
McHenry County College
College of DuPage
College of Lake County
Wilbur Wright College
Oakton Community College
Oakton Community College

Some Illinois Statistics

Students average

6-7

interviews each.

92%

have at least one internship.
Professor Nick Holonyak, Jr. is one of only 13 Americans to have been awarded both the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology. In 2011, he was inducted into the Engineering and Science Hall of Fame.

60+

Engineering research centers
Engineering at Illinois is #1 on "The Most-Cited Institutions in Engineering, 1999-2009."

$236

million research expenditures

2,000+

research projects underway

9th

largest study abroad program in the country
Over 400 companies recruit on campus each year. Students who participate in interviews typically receive more than two job offers each.
Undergraduate program ranked

5th

in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

8

multidisciplinary laboratories support engineering research
Base salary for a Bachelor’s degree averages

$66,848

The Grainger Engineering Library Information Center is the largest and most technologically advanced U.S. engineering library.
Physics Professor Anthony J. Leggett shared the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics with Alexei A. Abrikosov and Vitaly L. Ginzburg for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids.

6,786

undergraduate students and

2,975

graduate students (fall 2012)
Alumnus Max Levchin co-founded Paypal, and started an incubator where alumni Russel Simmons and Jeremy Stoppelman founded Yelp.com. Alumnus Jawed Karim, who also worked at PayPal, founded YouTube.

There are 3 lamps in a room and 3 light switches outside the room. You can only enter the room once. How do you determine which switch goes with which lamp?

Rankings and Salaries

Engineering at Illinois is a top 5 program

  • 1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2. Stanford University
  • 3. University of California, Berkeley
  • 4. California Institute of Technology
  • 5. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • 5. Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 7. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 7. Carnegie Mellon University
  • 7. Cornell University
  • 10. Purdue University, West Lafayette
  • 10. University of Texas, Austin

Elite Majors

Undergraduate Program Rankings

  • 8 Aerospace
  • 1 Agricultural
  • 18 Biomedical
  • 1 Civil
  • 5 Computer Engineering
  • 5 Computer Science
  • 4 Electrical/Electronic
  • 2 Engineering Physics
  • 4 Environmental
  • 11 Industrial/Manufacturing
  • 2 Materials
  • 5 Mechanical

World Class Companies recruit our students

  • Texas Instruments
  • TripAdvisor
  • Sandia
  • SAIC
  • Rockwell Automation
  • U.S. PTO
  • Northrop Grumman
  • State Farm
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Cisco
  • Bain & Company
  • Caterpillar
  • Accenture
  • BP
  • Bloomberg
  • Microsoft
  • NASA
  • Intel
  • Yahoo
  • Siemens Healthcare
  • Allstate Insurance
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Jump Trading
  • AMD
  • Kraft
  • Deloitte
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • AT&T
  • Capital One
  • Cirrus Logic
  • Apple
  • Argonne
  • DRW Trading Group
  • EN Engineering
  • Epic
  • Expedia
  • FactSet
  • Honeywell
  • MIT Lincoln Lab
  • Nokia
  • MathWorks
  • JP Morgan
  • ViaSat
  • Whirlpool

The Best Investment

$7,239 Average Signing Bonus for full-time hire
34% of students were offered a signing bonus

  • Aerospace $63,681
  • Agricultural $59,500
  • Bioengineering $53,718
  • Chemical $68,460
  • Civil & Environmental $54,600
  • Computer Engineering $71,600
  • Computer Science $81,118
  • Electrical $66,865
  • General (Systems & Technology) $60,606
  • Industrial $62,644
  • Materials Science $57,750
  • Mechanical $64,622
  • Nuclear, Plasma, Radiological $63,622

Benefits

Guaranteed Admission

Upon completion of Pathways program requirements, students are guaranteed admission to the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

Scholarships

Any Illinois resident Engineering Pathways student who joins Illinois with a GPA of 3.8 or above, and at least 60 hours of transfer credit, is guaranteed a scholarship. The scholarship amount will vary with funds available and the student's academic record. In fall 2017, the minimum guaranteed amount was $3,000 and over 40% of Engineering Pathways students were offered a Scholarship.

Dual Advising

Students have access to Harper and Illinois advisors, more personal attention, and in-person or online advising.

Freshman Orientation

Students will enroll in a freshman orientation course.

Compare Cost

$3,255

Pathways Freshman

$20,178

Illinois Engineering Freshman

(tuition and fees 2013-2014)

Dual Advising

Students have access to Parkland College and Illinois advisors, more personal attention, and in-person or online advising.

Dual Enrollment

Students have the opportunity to take U of I classes.

Guaranteed Admission

Upon completion of Pathways program requirements, students are guaranteed admission to the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

Freshman Orientation

Students will enroll in a freshman orientation course.

Scholarships

Any Illinois resident Engineering Pathways student who joins Illinois with a GPA of 3.8 or above, and at least 60 hours of transfer credit, is guaranteed a scholarship. The scholarship amount will vary with funds available and the student's academic record. In fall 2017, the minimum guaranteed amount was $3,000 and over 40% of Engineering Pathways students were offered a Scholarship.

Compare Cost

$3,525

Pathways Freshman

$20,178

Illinois Engineering Freshman

(tuition and fees 2013-2014)

Scholarships

Any Illinois resident Engineering Pathways student who joins Illinois with a GPA of 3.8 or above, and at least 60 hours of transfer credit, is guaranteed a scholarship. The scholarship amount will vary with funds available and the student's academic record. In fall 2017, the minimum guaranteed amount was $3,000 and over 40% of Engineering Pathways students were offered a Scholarship.

Freshman Orientation

Students will enroll in a freshman orientation course.

Dual Advising

Students have access to McHenry and Illinois advisors, more personal attention, and in-person or online advising.

Guaranteed Admission

Upon completion of Pathways program requirements, students are guaranteed admission to the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

Compare Cost

$3,307

Pathways Freshman

$20,640

Illinois Engineering Freshman

(tuition and fees 2015-2016)

Scholarships

Any Illinois resident Engineering Pathways student who joins Illinois with a GPA of 3.8 or above, and at least 60 hours of transfer credit, is guaranteed a scholarship. The scholarship amount will vary with funds available and the student's academic record. In fall 2017, the minimum guaranteed amount was $3,000 and over 40% of Engineering Pathways students were offered a Scholarship.

Freshman Orientation

Students will enroll in a freshman orientation course.

Dual Advising

Students have access to COD and Illinois advisors, more personal attention, and in-person or online advising.

Guaranteed Admission

Upon completion of Pathways program requirements, students are guaranteed admission to the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

Compare Cost

$4,200

Pathways Freshman

$20,178

Illinois Engineering Freshman

(tuition and fees 2013-2014)

Scholarships

Any Illinois resident Engineering Pathways student who joins Illinois with a GPA of 3.8 or above, and at least 60 hours of transfer credit, is guaranteed a scholarship. The scholarship amount will vary with funds available and the student's academic record. In fall 2017, the minimum guaranteed amount was $3,000 and over 40% of Engineering Pathways students were offered a Scholarship.

Freshman Orientation

Students will enroll in a freshman orientation course.

Dual Advising

Students have access to CLC and Illinois advisors, more personal attention, and in-person or online advising.

Guaranteed Admission

Upon completion of Pathways program requirements, students are guaranteed admission to the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

Compare Cost

$3,360

Pathways Freshman

$20,178

Illinois Engineering Freshman

(tuition and fees 2013-2014)

Dual Advising

Students have access to MVCC and Illinois advisors, more personal attention, and in-person or online advising.

Guaranteed Admission

Upon completion of Pathways program requirements, students are guaranteed admission to the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

Freshman Orientation

Students will enroll in a freshman orientation course.

Scholarships

Any Illinois resident Engineering Pathways student who joins Illinois with a GPA of 3.8 or above, and at least 60 hours of transfer credit, is guaranteed a scholarship. The scholarship amount will vary with funds available and the student's academic record. In fall 2017, the minimum guaranteed amount was $3,000 and over 40% of Engineering Pathways students were offered a Scholarship.

Compare Cost

$4,176

Pathways Freshman

$20,640

Illinois Engineering Freshman

(tuition and fees 2015-2016)

Scholarships

Any Illinois resident Engineering Pathways student who joins Illinois with a GPA of 3.8 or above, and at least 60 hours of transfer credit, is guaranteed a scholarship. The scholarship amount will vary with funds available and the student's academic record. In fall 2017, the minimum guaranteed amount was $3,000 and over 40% of Engineering Pathways students were offered a Scholarship.

Freshman Orientation

Students will enroll in a freshman orientation course that introduces them to all majors.

Dual Advising

Students have access to Wright and Illinois advisors, more personal attention, and in-person or online advising.

Guaranteed Admission

Upon completion of Pathways program requirements, students are guaranteed admission to the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

Compare Cost

$3,130

Pathways Freshman

$20,178

Illinois Engineering Freshman

(tuition and fees 2014-2015)

Scholarships

Any Illinois resident Engineering Pathways student who joins Illinois with a GPA of 3.8 or above, and at least 60 hours of transfer credit, is guaranteed a scholarship. The scholarship amount will vary with funds available and the student's academic record. In fall 2017, the minimum guaranteed amount was $3,000 and over 40% of Engineering Pathways students were offered a Scholarship.

Freshman Orientation

Students will enroll in a freshman orientation course that introduces them to all majors.

Dual Advising

Students have access to Oakton and Illinois advisors, more personal attention, and in-person or online advising.

Guaranteed Admission

Upon completion of Pathways program requirements, students are guaranteed admission to the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

Compare Cost

$3,070

Pathways Freshman

$20,178

Illinois Engineering Freshman

(tuition and fees 2014-2015)

Requirements

  • Students must complete a standard two year curriculum at Harper College. the Required Courses (see below).
  • Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA in these required courses; and in each of these required courses they must earn at least a grade of "B".
  • Students are expected to enroll in a rigorous, full-time schedule (15 or more hours) each semester and must complete all requirements within two years of the date of initial enrollment at Harper College. Students must petition the U of I transfer representative for guaranteed admission for exceptions to this policy.
  • Students are required to meet with their Illinois and Harper College advisors on a regular basis. Frequency of meetings will be stipulated by their advisors.
  • Students are required to attend tutoring or study sessions, as stipulated by their Illinois and Harper College advisors.
  • Students must complete a standard two year curriculum at Parkland College. the Required Courses (see below).
  • Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA in these required courses; and in each of these required courses they must earn at least a grade of "B".
  • Students are expected to enroll in a rigorous, full-time schedule (15 or more hours) each semester and must complete all requirements within two years of the date of initial enrollment at Parkland College. Students must petition the U of I transfer representative for guaranteed admission for exceptions to this policy.
  • Students are required to meet with their Illinois and Parkland College advisors on a regular basis. Frequency of meetings will be stipulated by their advisors.
  • Students are required to attend tutoring or study sessions, as stipulated by their Illinois and Parkland College advisors.
  • Students must complete a standard two year curriculum at MVCC. the Required Courses (see below).
  • Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA in these required courses; and in each of these required courses they must earn at least a grade of "B".
  • Students are expected to enroll in a rigorous, full-time schedule (15 or more hours) each semester and must complete all requirements within two years of the date of initial enrollment at MVCC. Students must petition the U of I transfer representative for guaranteed admission for exceptions to this policy.
  • Students are required to meet with their Illinois and MVCC advisors on a regular basis. Frequency of meetings will be stipulated by their advisors.
  • Students are required to attend tutoring or study sessions, as stipulated by their Illinois and MVCC advisors.
  • Students must complete a standard two year curriculum at McHenry County College. the Required Courses (see below).
  • Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA in these required courses; and in each of these required courses they must earn at least a grade of "B".
  • Students are expected to enroll in a rigorous, full-time schedule (15 or more hours) each semester and must complete all requirements within two years of the date of initial enrollment at McHenry County College. Students must petition the U of I transfer representative for guaranteed admission for exceptions to this policy.
  • Students are required to meet with their Illinois and McHenry County College advisors on a regular basis. Frequency of meetings will be stipulated by their advisors.
  • Students are required to attend tutoring or study sessions, as stipulated by their Illinois and McHenry County College advisors.
  • Students must complete a standard two year curriculum at College of DuPage. the Required Courses (see below).
  • Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA in these required courses; and in each of these required courses they must earn at least a grade of "B".
  • Students are expected to enroll in a rigorous, full-time schedule (15 or more hours) each semester and must complete all requirements within two years of the date of initial enrollment at College of DuPage. Students must petition the U of I transfer representative for guaranteed admission for exceptions to this policy.
  • Students are required to meet with their Illinois and College of DuPage advisors on a regular basis. Frequency of meetings will be stipulated by their advisors.
  • Students are required to attend tutoring or study sessions, as stipulated by their Illinois and College of DuPage advisors.
  • Students must complete a standard two year curriculum at College of Lake County. the Required Courses (see below).
  • Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA in these required courses; and in each of these required courses they must earn at least a grade of "B".
  • Students are expected to enroll in a rigorous, full-time schedule (15 or more hours) each semester and must complete all requirements within two years of the date of initial enrollment at College of Lake County. Students must petition the U of I transfer representative for guaranteed admission for exceptions to this policy.
  • Students are required to meet with their Illinois and College of Lake County advisors on a regular basis. Frequency of meetings will be stipulated by their advisors.
  • Students are required to attend tutoring or study sessions, as stipulated by their Illinois and College of Lake County advisors.
  • Students must complete a standard two year curriculum at Wilbur Wright College. the Required Courses (see below).
  • Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA in these required courses; and in each of these required courses they must earn at least a grade of "B".
  • Students are expected to enroll in a rigorous, full-time schedule (15 or more hours) each semester and must complete all requirements within two years of the date of initial enrollment at Wilbur Wright College. Students must petition the U of I transfer representative for guaranteed admission for exceptions to this policy.
  • Students are required to meet with their Illinois and Wilbur Wright College advisors on a regular basis. Frequency of meetings will be stipulated by their advisors.
  • Students are required to attend tutoring or study sessions, as stipulated by their Illinois and Wilbur Wright College advisors.
  • Students must complete a standard two year curriculum at Oakton Community College. the Required Courses (see below).
  • Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA in these required courses; and in each of these required courses they must earn at least a grade of "B".
  • Students are expected to enroll in a rigorous, full-time schedule (15 or more hours) each semester and must complete all requirements within two years of the date of initial enrollment at Oakton Community College. Students must petition the U of I transfer representative for guaranteed admission for exceptions to this policy.
  • Students are required to meet with their Illinois and Oakton Community College advisors on a regular basis. Frequency of meetings will be stipulated by their advisors.
  • Students are required to attend tutoring or study sessions, as stipulated by their Illinois and Oakton Community College advisors.

Eligibility

  • Admission is competitive to ensure that students entering the program are the most likely to succeed.
  • Women and students who are low-income, first generation in their family to go to college, from underrepresented ethnic groups and/or the Harper College district are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Participants must be first-time college students at the time of application.
  • Students can terminate their participation in the program at any time.
  • Re-admission to the program is not allowed.
  • Final decisions regarding admission, continuation, and standing in the program rests with the Review Committee.
  • Admission is competitive to ensure that students entering the program are the most likely to succeed.
  • Women and students who are low-income, first generation in their family to go to college, from underrepresented ethnic groups and/or the Parkland College district are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Participants must be first-time college students at the time of application.
  • Students can terminate their participation in the program at any time.
  • Re-admission to the program is not allowed.
  • Final decisions regarding admission, continuation, and standing in the program rests with the Review Committee.
  • Admission is competitive to ensure that students entering the program are the most likely to succeed.
  • Women and students who are low-income, first generation in their family to go to college, from underrepresented ethnic groups and/or the MVCC district are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Participants must be first-time college students at the time of application.
  • Students can terminate their participation in the program at any time.
  • Re-admission to the program is not allowed.
  • Final decisions regarding admission, continuation, and standing in the program rests with the Review Committee.
  • Admission is competitive to ensure that students entering the program are the most likely to succeed.
  • Women and students who are low-income, first generation in their family to go to college, from underrepresented ethnic groups and/or the McHenry County College district are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Participants must be first-time college students at the time of application.
  • Students can terminate their participation in the program at any time.
  • Re-admission to the program is not allowed.
  • Final decisions regarding admission, continuation, and standing in the program rests with the Review Committee.
  • Admission is competitive to ensure that students entering the program are the most likely to succeed.
  • Women and students who are low-income, first generation in their family to go to college, from underrepresented ethnic groups and/or the College of DuPage district are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Participants must be first-time college students at the time of application.
  • Students can terminate their participation in the program at any time.
  • Re-admission to the program is not allowed.
  • Final decisions regarding admission, continuation, and standing in the program rests with the Review Committee.
  • Admission is competitive to ensure that students entering the program are the most likely to succeed.
  • Women and students who are low-income, first generation in their family to go to college, from underrepresented ethnic groups and/or the College of Lake County district are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Participants must be first-time college students at the time of application.
  • Students can terminate their participation in the program at any time.
  • Re-admission to the program is not allowed.
  • Final decisions regarding admission, continuation, and standing in the program rests with the Review Committee.
  • Admission is competitive to ensure that students entering the program are the most likely to succeed.
  • Women and students who are low-income, first generation in their family to go to college, from underrepresented ethnic groups and/or the City of Chicago are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Participants must be first-time college students at the time of application.
  • Students can terminate their participation in the program at any time.
  • Re-admission to the program is not allowed.
  • Final decisions regarding admission, continuation, and standing in the program rests with the Review Committee.
  • Admission is competitive to ensure that students entering the program are the most likely to succeed.
  • Women and students who are low-income, first generation in their family to go to college, from underrepresented ethnic groups and/or the Oakton Community College County district are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Participants must be first-time college students at the time of application.
  • Students can terminate their participation in the program at any time.
  • Re-admission to the program is not allowed.
  • Final decisions regarding admission, continuation, and standing in the program rests with the Review Committee.
  • Students will have to apply for general admission to Oakton at oakton.edu/apply.


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Harper College

Application deadline is March 15, 2018. You must accept/decline your offer by May 1, 2018.

New program cohorts begin each fall; spring applications are not considered.

Apply

Harper College

Engineering Pathways
Mathematics and Science Division - Y103
1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
Phone: (847) 925-6136
Email: pathways@harpercollege.edu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Engineering
Engineering Pathways
206 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-2280
Email: engineeringpathways@illinois.edu

Parkland

You can apply between February 15 and April 15 (for priority consideration, apply by March 15).

New program cohorts begin each fall; spring applications are not considered.

APPLY NOW

Parkland College

Admissions and Records
2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: (217) 351-2200

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Engineering
Engineering Pathways
206 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-2280
Email: engineeringpathways@illinois.edu

McHenry County College

Application deadline is March 15, 2018. You must accept/decline your offer by May 1, 2018.

New program cohorts begin each fall; spring applications are not considered.

Apply Now

McHenry County College

Mathematics and Sciences
8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012
Phone: (815) 455-8750

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Engineering
Engineering Pathways
206 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-2280
Email: engineeringpathways@illinois.edu

College of Dupage

Application deadline is March 15, 2018. You must accept/decline your offer by May 1, 2018.

New program cohorts begin each fall; spring applications are not considered.

Apply Now

College of DuPage

Admissions and Outreach
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 61037-6599
Phone: (630) 942-2380
Email: pathways@cod.edu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Engineering
Engineering Pathways
206 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-2280
Email: engineeringpathways@illinois.edu

College of Lake County

Application deadline is March 15, 2018. You must accept/decline your offer by May 1, 2018.

New program cohorts begin each fall; spring applications are not considered.

Apply Now

College of Lake County

EMPS Division, T102
Engineering Pathways to Illinois
19351 West Washington Street Grayslake, IL 60030-1198
Phone: (847) 543-2903
Email: pathways@clcillinois.edu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Engineering
Engineering Pathways
206 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-2280
Email: engineeringpathways@illinois.edu

Wilbur Wright College

Application deadline is March 15, 2018. You must accept/decline your offer by May 1, 2018.

New program cohorts begin each fall; spring applications are not considered.

Apply Now

Wilbur Wright College

Admissions
4300 North Narragansett Avenue
Room L131
Chicago, Il 60634
Phone: (773) 481-8450

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Engineering
Engineering Pathways
206 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-2280
Email: engineeringpathways@illinois.edu

MVCC coming soon

Application deadline is March 15, 2018. You must accept/decline your offer by May 1, 2018.

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Moraine Valley Community College

9000 West College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL 60465
Phone: (708) 608-4250
Email: epinfo@morainevalley.edu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Engineering
Engineering Pathways
206 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-2280
Email: engineeringpathways@illinois.edu

Oakton Community College

Application deadline is March 15, 2018. You must accept/decline your offer by May 1, 2018.

New program cohorts begin each fall; spring applications are not considered.

Apply Now

Des Plaines Campus

Enrollment Center
1600 East Golf Road
Room 1260
Des Plaines, Il 60016
Phone: (847) 635-1700
Email: engineering@oakton.edu

Skokie Campus

Enrollment Center
7701 North Lincoln Avenue
Room A100
Skokie, Il 60077
Phone: (847) 635-1400
Email: engineering@oakton.edu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Engineering
Engineering Pathways
206 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-2280
Email: engineeringpathways@illinois.edu

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