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US News rankings (2014)

  • Illinois graduate engineering program: 5
  • Graduate aerospace engineering: 7

Department History

  • Founded in 1944 as Department of Aeronautical Engineering
  • Department as undergone several name changes, the last being to Aerospace Engineering in 2004
  • Founding Head, H.S. "Shel" Stillwell, served for 32 years; there have only been 6 Heads
  • House primarily in Talbot Laboratory with additional labs and offices in Beckman, ARL, Aero Lab A, MEL and Coordinated Science Lab

Statistics for 2014-2015 school year:

  • Total students: 138
    • Total MS: 87
    • Total PhD: 51
    • Total Domestic: 60
    • Total International: 78
  • Total students admitted for Fall 2014: 61
    • Total MS: 54
    • Total PhD: 7
    • Total Domestic: 23
    • Total International: 38
    • Accepted Domestic Average GPA: 3.48
    • Accepted Average TOEFL: 108
    • Accepted Average GRE: V-156/Q-165/A-4.0
  • Student Support for 2014-2015
    • Fellowships: 15
    • Teaching Assistantships: 23
    • Research Assistantships: 47

Degrees Granted 2012-2013 school year:

  • Master's degrees conferred, academic year 2012-2013: 37
  • PhD degrees conferred, academic year 2012-2013: 10

Recent Graduate Student Honors and Awards

NASA GSRP Fellowship; National Science Foundation GRFP Fellowship; 2013 Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship; Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation Scholarship (SMART); ARCS Foundation Scholar; China Scholarship Council.

Faculty and Research

  • Total faculty: 19
  • Recent Faculty Honors and Awards: NSF Career Award; AIAA FDTC Best Paper Award; NSF PECASE Award; SES Young Investigator Medal; AIAA Best Paper Award; MURI Center leader/winner
  • Total Research Expenditures for FY2013: $6,482,272
 

Contact

Program Administration:

lambrosatillinois [dot] edu (Prof. John Lambros)
Associate Head, Graduate Programs

tankatillinois [dot] edu (Staci Tankersley)
Program Coordinator, Graduate Programs

Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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