A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  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-
University of Illinois at Chicago is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
601 S Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607
Website

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%
SAT Scores Range
990-1250
ACT Scores Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Illinois at Chicago

Cost

Net Price
$11,567/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,663/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,592/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,516/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,979/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,828/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
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.196 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.195 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,459Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Commuters
    65%
  • Actually very mixed,
    13%
  • Hardworking, focused.
    7%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Studious. Quiet. Smart. Female.
    5%
  • Cheap
    2%
  • Hipster
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.220 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.279 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 122 responses
Report
  • You get out of it what you put in.
    29%
  • Wide range of student resources
    19%
  • Diversity
    15%
  • A crazy, beautiful place to be diverse
    14%
  • It is a combination of diversity and hard workers
    10%
  • Open-minded
    8%
  • Its great but i do not feel completely open there.
    2%

After University of Illinois at Chicago

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.130 responses

University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews

2,718 reviews
All Categories
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.
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The education and research received at this school is great! I was a part of the Honors College and I found my faculty fellow and advisor very helpful throughout my college career. The Honors College gets you personalized attention and they are connected in many ways. I've done research and shadowed physicians because of the Honors College and I am grateful for the experience! The University as a whole is a good one, there are lots of colorful faces and as a minority student I wanted to go to a college with a lot of diversity. Not only is there a diverse campus, the faculty cares about you as a student and will do what they can to help you. Faculty want to talk to you so go see them and ask for help! I wouldn't change where I went to school because the education is great, the location is great (just outside downtown Chicago), and the people are great as well. If you want a middle-sized/urban university, I say go here you won't regret it!
The staff was beyond what I could have imagined, really. Very diverse, very involved, and very excited about the material. I have never seen encountered professors/teachers who were so excited about what they teaching. Even the helping staff (janitors, lunch ladies, office) are very friendly and helpful. In addition to it being one of the most highly respected research universities in the country and the area not being bad at all in terms of the whole city, UIC is a very good option if deciding on a university to attend!