AdmissionsAlthough the University of Illinois is large, with a student population of close to 35,000, the Department has a relatively small enrollment of approximately 100 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students with over a dozen full-time faculty members, plus emeritus and visiting faculty, affiliated faculty from other programs, and visiting practitioners. The program is large enough to offer diversity of courses but small enough that students and faculty work with each other one-on-one.
The department and university offer excellent and diverse academic and cultural opportunities. The Landscape Architecture and City Planning library is one of the best in the country. In addition, the full resources of the University are available to landscape architecture students. These include a central library (largest of any public university), eight colleges, numerous institutes, experimental stations, and state surveys staffed by experts in all fields.
If you find that either the undergraduate or graduate program of the Department of Landscape Architecture interests you, it is strongly suggested that you visit the Department, talk to one or more faculty members, meet with some students, and visit a class or two. If you wish to meet with someone specifically, call at least two weeks in advance for an appointment.