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Facts & Rankings

Campustown

Undergraduate Program

2019 U.S. News and World Report rankings (published fall 2018):

  • Undergraduate electrical engineering: 5
  • Undergraduate computer engineering: 7

Statistics for 2017-18 school year:

  • Total undergraduates: 2,295
  • Electrical engineering majors: 1,025
  • Computer engineering majors: 1,270
  • Bachelor's degrees conferred, academic year 2016-17: 534
  • Incoming freshmen average ACT score: 32.1

Campustown

Graduate Program

2020 U.S. News and World Report rankings (published spring 2019):

  • Graduate electrical engineering: 4
  • Graduate computer engineering: 3

Statistics for fall 2017:

  • Total graduate students: 619
  • Master of Science students: 250
  • M.Eng professional degree students: 114
  • PhD students: 255
  • Master’s degrees conferred, academic year 2016-17: 131
  • PhD degrees conferred, academic year 2016-17: 71

1891

Department founded

130+

Courses offered

$50M+

In total research expenditures

300

Active patents held

Faculty

  • Total faculty: 177*
  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA) fellows: 3 faculty, 2 emeritus faculty (2015)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellows: 12 (2016)
  • American Physical Society (APS) fellows: 5 (2016)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) fellows: 5 (2016)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) fellows: 43 (2016)
  • National Academy of Engineering (NAE) members: 8 faculty, 14 emeritus faculty (2016)

*This number includes faculty members with administrative appointments, tenure track faculty, teaching faculty, research faculty, and 56 affilate faculty.

Alumni

  • Living alumni worldwide: 22,000
  • Alumni with more than one degree from Illinois ECE: 3,300