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Universal School
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  • Private, Muslim
  • BRIDGEVIEW, IL

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade B
  3. Teachers
    grade B minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C
  6. Sports
    grade C+

About

Applying

Application Deadline
No data available  
Application Fee
$15
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$8,200
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid
$1,200
From Universal School

Our School is one of Chicago’s Best Islamic Schools. We focus on scholastic development, personal growth, and ethical enrichment. Universal School provides classes from preschool through 12th grade. The spacious 92,000 square foot modern facility allows a maximum of 1000 students. Educating the leaders of tomorrow and Insha-Allah serving 1000 students within the next few years. Since 1992, Universal has been recognized by the State of Illinois Board of Education and in 2005, 2011 and 2016 Universal School received five-year accreditations from the very prestigious Advance-Ed. Universal School is also recognized nationally as a leading Islamic school by the Islamic Society of North America, Islamic Circle of North America, American Muslim Council, Dar-ul-Islam Inc., and Council o­n American Islamic relations, among others.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
No data available  
Average SAT
1230
10 responses
Average ACT
29
64 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 13 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
  • All School Program, Spring recital
    19%
  • Graduation Dinner
    19%
  • Competitions in school day
    11%
  • Mother's Club Fashion Show
    11%
  • National Honor Society ceremony
    11%
  • Annual Dinner
    9%
  • Elementary Spirit Week
    9%

Students

Diversity
grade B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
715
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 14 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$7,400
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Poll
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 19 responses
Poll
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 19 responses
Poll
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 19 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 10 responses

Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$55,102
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$946
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$198,900
National
$229,800

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