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At Illinois, you will be immersed in a rigorous yet rewarding program. Learn from experts inside and outside the classroom — conduct cutting-edge research, intern with Fortune 100 companies, design chemically powered cars, and much more! Go on to design sustainable products and processes to transform our world. 

On the myIllini application, all majors are listed alphabetically. However, on the Common app, majors are listed by college so you will find "Chemical Engineering" listed in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Our program is housed in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences because of its origins in the Department of Chemistry, but our students maintain close ties to The Grainger College of Engineering and benefit from resources, programs, and scholarships in both colleges.  

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Admission to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is competitive. No single factor, including test score or high school rank, will guarantee admission to Illinois. Decisions, which are made at the college level, are based primarily on the following:

  • Courses taken in high school
  • Cumulative high school rank (percentile)
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Information in the essays
  • ACT or SAT scores are not required

Visit the Admissions website to learn about the process.

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