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Bioengineering

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What is Bioengineering?

Bioengineers use tools from biology, chemistry, physics, and math to solve engineering problems. You will learn about biological systems, cell and tissue engineering, drug delivery, and more. This major may be for you if you’re interested in understanding how human biological systems function. If you want to create effective technology for disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, this major may be for you.

Career Options

  • Bioinformatics
  • Consulting
  • Forensics
  • Genomics
  • Medicine
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Research

Post-Graduation Success1

95% employed or continuing education

50% employed after graduation

44% attending graduate school

1% volunteering

$60,237 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Epic Systems, Eli Lilly & Co., Abbott View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University, Boston University View All

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

32 - 35 ACT score

1440 - 1540 SAT score

3.73 - 3.97 high school GPA

Graduation & Retention3

3.8 years to degree

93% freshman retention rate

79% four-year graduation rate

96% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,040
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,180
  • Total: $36,394

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $34,182
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $53,876

International

  • Tuition: $39,400
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $59,094
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