Congratulations, you're In!

Your success story starts now. Our tight-knit MatSE family is beyond excited for your arrival on-campus. We can't wait to share the exciting world of materials science and engineering. Come join us as we address real-world problems in energy, sustainability or medicine by making materials that marvel. Become a Grainger Engineer!

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Hear from your peers

My professors have been a positive force in my undergraduate career. Their motivation to teach is felt in the lecture hall and office hours. 

— Shivam Tailor, Material Advantage president

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Just the Facts


ranked undergraduate program
U.S. News & World Report

2nd largest

materials department in the nation


sq ft of undergraduate labs with cutting-edge equipment

Funding for College

All students are encouraged to apply for need-based aid by March 15. You can do this by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. That is how you will be considered for all need-based aid from the government, from the University of Illinois, and from Grainger Engineering. Financial aid may come in the form of grants, loans or employment opportunities.

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Explore Scholarships

All students admitted to and enrolled in the department of Materials Science and Engineering are automatically considered for more than 30 department-specific scholarships, which are renewable based on academic performance.


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Share Your Success

Connect with your MatSE family. Share your excitement with us on social using the hashtag #UIUCWantsMe or find our Instagram story GIFs by searching graingerengineering. And don't forget to tag @illinoismatse in your post!