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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 17,961 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Illinois at Chicago acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Nursing. Graduating 57% 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
77%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1080-1330
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$11,884/ 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
    $10,182/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,190/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,874/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,268/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,874/ year
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Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.190 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.219 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.218 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,961Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 134 responses
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  • Commuters
    60%
  • Actually very mixed,
    15%
  • Hardworking, focused.
    7%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • Studious. Quiet. Smart. Female.
    4%
  • Cheap
    1%
  • Hipster
    1%

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.243 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.302 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 145 responses
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  • You get out of it what you put in.
    26%
  • Diversity
    17%
  • Wide range of student resources
    17%
  • It is a combination of diversity and hard workers
    12%
  • A crazy, beautiful place to be diverse
    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
57%
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 personally have had a great experience at UIC. I go to the school of design and it's such a small group (40-80) that you really get to know everyone and you get to know their style. I would rate the school of design as 5 stars because the professors really know what they are doing. You are getting educated by some of the best in their field. The rest of campus I rate slightely lower. The healthy food options are somewhat lacking. The buildings themselves were done in the brutalist style so they don't incoporate much in the way of natural light. Campus itself is very accessible for commuter students. I've also noticed a lot of diversity and acceptance which is wonderful. I also appreciate how this school really pushes students to get jobs in their feild. Overall, I've had a positive experience at UIC and I'm looking forward to what the next two years in my program brings!
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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.
I attend this institution online but I have been to the campus on a few occasions. The school is great for nursing! I love the attention the online students get through email and blackboard. The staff is really dedicated to helping me succeed. I appreciate the different class options and opportunities this school provides. I recommend this school even when not in Chicago because they have campus locations outside of the city, such as the Quad Cities Campus.