Why Media at Illinois?

We offer cutting-edge, transformative experiences in advertising, computer science + advertising, journalism, and media and cinema studies.

You'll be inspired by our faculty and your fellow students. You’ll be motivated 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, societies, and 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 your faculty well. Many will bring their deep and rich professional experience as well as their academic research interests into the classroom.

Your personal, professional academic advisor will assist you in navigating the academic 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 are Media. We believe media change the world, if you do too, join us.

Get to know us better, come to campus for a visit. To have a full campus visit please contact Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Application information

Off campus transfer students 

Transferring from another University of Illinois college. 


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