A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Illinois at Chicago is ...
Public
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
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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

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.201 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.200 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,176Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 116 responses
Report
  • Commuters
    63%
  • Actually very mixed,
    12%
  • Hardworking, focused.
    9%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Studious. Quiet. Smart. Female.
    5%
  • Cheap
    2%
  • Hipster
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.225 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.284 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 127 responses
Report
  • You get out of it what you put in.
    28%
  • Wide range of student resources
    18%
  • Diversity
    17%
  • A crazy, beautiful place to be diverse
    13%
  • It is a combination of diversity and hard workers
    9%
  • Open-minded
    8%
  • 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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Staff and student staff go the extra mile to help students. Whether it be getting lost on campus, in the hallways, or having trouble with transportation, I've never had a problem getting help, which 10/10 solves the given issue at hand. I would say, communication between the college and their students could be a bit more thorough, but taking into account the fact that I'm only a freshman I think that's a loose statement and that I'll have a more accurate review once I've gone for a year or two. Overall, UIC seems to provide a very rich education background and I can't wait to attend!
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University of Illinois has so far been above what I had expected. The school is full of different people from different cultures, therefore creating better conversations and topics to speak about. The size of the campus, and the classrooms are also very helpful! Some rooms are specialized for one-on-one interactions, whereas others are meant for larger ratios of students to classmates. Regardless, teachers are very helpful and knowledgable when it comes to their specified class. They are always working hard, making sure that students are doing well, and giving out as much help as they can to make sure students leave college successful, not unsuccessful.
College of Urban Planning promises jobs and career paths, I would say out of a group of 30+ students, one found a job in the field, two in a somewhat related occupation, and the rest went on to become hair stylists and sales workers. I am still slogging through, 5 years later trying to play myself off as a marketer instead. Don't listen to the adults and don't waste your time, their job is to get your money! The campus is dismal, a hodge-podge of some antiquated soviet-looking architecture and bum urine. Social life and parties were nill, as most students commuted and at the end of the day just wanted to go home. The gym was nice.