Why Media at Illinois?

We're excited that you're interested in the College of Media at Illinois! Request more information about admission to the College of Media. 

Prospective students: 
We invite you to learn more about the College of Media during an in-person meeting in Gregory Hall or a virtual Q/A session! In-person meetings begin on Tuesday, Sept. 7, and are offered three days per week when classes are in session. Sign up here to attend one of our sessions this fall. We are currently offering:

  • 1 p.m. one-on-one in-person meetings with an academic advisor on Mondays and Wednesdays
  • 10 a.m. one-on-one in-person meetings with an academic advisor on Fridays

If you cannot visit campus this fall, we encourage you to attend a virtual session with Media instead. Our virtual presentation and Q&A sessions will be held at 4 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month this fall. Sign up here to attend a virtual Academic Meeting with the College of Media.

(All times listed above are CST.)

Due to current COVID-19 campus guidelines, prospective visitors should use the link above to sign up for their appointment. By following this process, you will be provided with a visit itinerary email from the Office of Admissions that you will need to have on hand for entry into Gregory Hall for your visit. In addition, we ask that prospective students bring no more than two guests to their in-person meetings with the College of Media. For more details on planning your visit to campus, please review the Preparing to Visit website.

Only at Illinois

The College of Media offers cutting-edge, transformative experiences in advertising, computer science + advertising, journalism, and media & cinema studies. You'll be inspired by our faculty and your fellow students. You’ll be inspired by our classes, many of which are small and set in media labs or seminars. You’ll gain valuable professional and life experience outside of the classroom by getting involved in clubs and societies, and finding internships that are linked to your major and career goals. And you'll have plenty of assistance in reaching your goals. You will get to know the faculty well. Many will bring their deep and rich professional experience as well as their academic research interests into the classroom.

Your academic advisor will assist you in navigating the college landscape, ensuring your progress, and help you maximize your undergraduate experience. Your career director will aid your polished preparations for your internships, career, or graduate school search. See our Graduate Destination Report.

We believe media can change the world. If you do too, join us!


Application Information


Media viewbook

Download our viewbook as a PDF.


College of Media Graduation and Retention Data

The College of Media’s Journalism major is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). The ACEJMC requires the College to publish graduation and retention rates and we are pleased to do so. Visit here to read the data available.

Contact Information

For questions and more information about scheduling a visit, feel free to email or call:

Student Services Center
College of Media at Illinois