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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Illinois at Chicago is a highly rated public university located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 16,517 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Illinois at Chicago acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Nursing. Graduating 58% of students, Illinois at Chicago alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,000.
About University of Illinois at Chicago...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
601 S Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607
Website
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University of Illinois at Chicago Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
990-1235
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$11,571/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,755/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,663/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,419/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,821/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,414/ year
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Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.190 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.211 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.210 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,517Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 126 responses
Report
  • Commuters
    60%
  • Actually very mixed,
    13%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Hardworking, focused.
    8%
  • Studious. Quiet. Smart. Female.
    5%
  • Cheap
    2%
  • Hipster
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.235 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.294 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 137 responses
Report
  • You get out of it what you put in.
    27%
  • Wide range of student resources
    17%
  • Diversity
    17%
  • A crazy, beautiful place to be diverse
    12%
  • It is a combination of diversity and hard workers
    12%
  • Open-minded
    7%
  • Its great but i do not feel completely open there.
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.130 responses
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I love the racial, gender, and religion diversity. UIC is clearly diverse, but not inclusive. I have heard stories of qualified students of color being passed over for white students.
The are a plethora of scholarship opportunities to assist low-income and first generation students. I took out loans the first two years, but received a full-ride the last two years.
About 90% of my profess were intellectually stimulating and very friendly. They welcome students during office hours and actually want to see you succeed. The advisors are the BEST! They are very supportive. The business career center is a great asset of UIC. The advisors help students find internships and full-time jobs after graduation.
Overall, I would rate UIC a 8.2/10. They are definitely lacking in the social aspect and should coordinate more vibrant events.
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The academic diversity is impeccable. When I attended another university, it was nowhere near as diverse as UIC. Honestly, for in-state students, this school is a bargain. Once you enroll, your tuition is locked in until you graduate, it will not increase. The athletics are really fun, and the school does some really cool giveaways, like free tuition (who doesn't want that)! Highly recommend this school.
After researching universities in my field of study, I found UIC to be highly notable. My program was accredited, offered completely online courses, and my admissions coordinator was extremely helpful and organized! Thanks to awesome instructors, I completed my first year of graduate online courses with a 4.0 GPA, and I'm looking forward to continuing at UIC in the Fall!