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Illinois at Chicago is a public graduate school in Chicago, Illinois. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 10,900 graduate students. Of the 98 graduate programs offered at University of Illinois at Chicago, 8 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at University of Illinois at Chicago are Medicine, Social Work, and Business. 28% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
10,900
Part-Time Grad Students
3,037
Research Assistants
780
Teaching Assistants
1,443
Racial Diversity
  • White
    41.3%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    22.8%
  • Asian
    13.6%
  • Hispanic
    10.4%
  • African American
    8.2%
  • Multiracial
    2.1%
  • Unknown
    1.3%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

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What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 5 responses
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  • Driven
    60%
  • Down-to-earth
    40%
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What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 5 responses
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  • Competitive and intense
    20%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    20%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    60%

Professors

Poll
80%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.5 responses
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100%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.5 responses
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80%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.5 responses

Return On Investment

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How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 5 responses
  • $75K-$100K
    40%
  • $25K-$50K
    60%
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How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 5 responses
  • $50-$75K
    20%
  • <$50K
    20%
  • Did not graduate yet
    60%
60%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.5 responses
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Nightlife
    A+
Median Household Income
$67,202
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,437
National
$949
Median Home Value
$363,960
National
$184,700
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I am current graduate student in the Masters of Urban Planning & Policy program within the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago. All of my professors have previous work that has entailed economic, community, transportation research and academic work to improve inequalities that Chicago residents face as well as Illinois and other cities. I have also become part of a vast networking system with a connection to many practicing planners in the field where I can reach out for mentorship and career advice. One thing I would like for this program to improve on is the availability of some of the core classes required for the program. Some core classes are only offered once a year which limits when you would like to ideally take them based off individual schedules and when they are offered they sometimes conflict with other courses that are intriguing for students to take but they have a time/scheduling conflict.
More than half the professors I had were terrible at teaching because they cared much more about their research than teaching. I even had a professor who said he didn't want to teach the class I was in but "was forced to." Also, I like promotion of diversity but it is to the point where white people are discriminated against. I experienced that on multiple occasions. There were multiple instances where leniency was given to African American students by an African American professor which was not given to anyone else. If I had to redo grad school, I would have picked somewhere else to go to school.