School of Chemical SciencesCollege of Liberal Arts & SciencesCollege of Engineering
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At a glance

The statistics on this page reflect the most recent data available.

General                      

  • Department founded in 1901
  • ABET accredited since 1933
  • More than 20 courses routinely offered
  • Class section size averages 36 students (2009-2010)
  • Faculty in the department hold 39 active patents
In its 2014 rankings, U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges rated Illinois as the number 11 public university and the number 41 national university.

In 2013, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was listed as No. 8 on Edudemic's "10 Innovative Universities Shaking Up Education."

The University of Illinois is ranked No. 5 on SmartMoney's unique "payback" survey of 50 top-priced schools that shows which alumni are reaping rewards in the job market (2012).
 
A Wall Street Journal study (2013) of the largest public and private companies, nonprofits and government agencies ranked the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign #3 for graduates top-rated by recruiters.

The University of Illinois is ranked 23 in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings (2013-14).

The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700. That accreditation includes consideration of the program’s educational objectives and outcomes and assures that this program meets the expectations for training a professional chemical and biomolecular engineer.

Undergraduate Program

US News rankings:

  • Illinois College of Engineering engineering program: 5 (2014)
  • Undergraduate Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: 12 (2014)

Statistics:

  • More than 500 undergraduate students
  • 34 percent female
  • 8 percent minority
  • 13 percent international students
  • 11 percent out-of-state students
  • The average student admitted to our program has an ACT score of 30 and is in the 94th percentile of his or her high school graduating class.

Graduate Program

  • Illinois graduate College of Engineering program ranked sixth in the US News rankings in 2014
  • ChBE graduate program is ranked 12th in the US News rankings in 2014

Statistics for 2013-2014 school year:

  • Total students: around 110
  • M.S. degrees conferred, academic year 2013-14: 11
  • Ph.D. degrees conferred, academic year 2013-14: 26

Faculty

Alumni

  • 7,101 degrees awarded

Fun facts

  • The University of Illinois, in collaboration with the National University of Singapore, has a multi-institutional Ph.D. program, the first of its kind on campus.
  • 68 percent of our students are first-time freshmen, 17 percent are transfers from other majors and 18 percent are transfers from other schools
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is No. 2 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in research expenditures.