Illinois at Chicago is an above-average 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 $39,600.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.190 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.226 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.225 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.250 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.309 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.130 responses
University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews
UIC is constantly growing and I love how big the Diversity is here. The university itself provides a lot of resources for both students On and Off Campus. The school has many students coming from many different parts of the world, they offer up a lot of learning opportunities. As well as the Extra Curricular Activities and Student Organizations, always providing a home away from home. Although, I do have to the part of the Academic Curriculum can be very harsh, where some professors aren't as effective since they would expect students to be putting their absolute best in their classes yet many students are going into UIC full-time students, part-time working and extracurriculars as well. At the end of the day, it is up to the student and their motivation to make the best of what they can!
I attended this university for almost two years before transferring to a different college in Texas. I transferred because of family issues but I loved my time there. Most of the professors are excellent at teaching and the TA's are always available during the week for extra help. The campus is also located in the center of Chicago so you always have something to do. Transportation to the university is also very good with the Metra and CTA. One of the things I will miss the most is the Quad, many clubs would gather at the center at the beginning of the semester and it was nice. I would HIGHLY recommend this university to anyone looking into it. Be a part of the UIC Flames!
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!