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University of Illinois at Chicago Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
C-
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
14%
Average Housing Cost
$7,930/ year
Poll
41%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.153 responses
Poll
50%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.294 responses

Food

Campus Food
B
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4,000/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 404 responses
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  • Subway
    17%
  • Taylor Street!
    14%
  • Wendy's
    14%
  • On campus food is not best
    13%
  • Access to all the varieties of food in the city
    12%
  • Argo Tea
    8%
  • Joyyee's Noodles
    7%
41%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.172 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
C+
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
B
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 153 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    21%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    62%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    16%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    1%

Safety

Safety
B-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
68%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.198 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 122 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    53%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    41%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    6%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 160 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    18%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    55%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    9%
  • Not very visible.
    14%
  • We have campus police?
    4%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 294 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    1%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    23%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    56%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    19%
Men's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Basketball, Gymnastics, Swimming and Diving, Soccer, Baseball, All Track Combined
Women's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Golf, Volleyball, Basketball, Gymnastics, Swimming and Diving, Softball, Soccer, All Track Combined

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Radio Station, Student Government
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 135 responses
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  • Spark in the Park
    30%
  • Fun Fair
    15%
  • Friday Night Live
    9%
  • UIC Fashion Show
    8%
  • Greek Week
    8%
  • Some club
    7%
  • Trip to Second City
    7%

Party Scene

Party Scene
B+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 179 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    1%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    16%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    30%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    26%
  • Parties? What parties?
    28%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 89 responses
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  • Spark in the Park?
    75%
  • Spark in the Park Pregame
    9%
  • Haven't gone to many parties
    8%
  • German fest at the riverfront
    6%
  • Basketball Games
    1%
  • Homecoming
    1%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
3%
Women in Sororities
4%
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.235 responses
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