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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Sports
    B
Universal School is a highly rated, private, Muslim school located in Bridgeview, IL. It has 665 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. After graduation, 89% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
7350 W 93rd St
Bridgeview, IL 60455
Telephone
(708) 599-4100

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
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
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Universal School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
Average ACT
29
33 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
56%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
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  • All School Program, Spring recital
    21%
  • Graduation Dinner
    18%
  • Competitions in school day
    12%
  • National Honor Society ceremony
    12%
  • Mother's Club Fashion Show
    9%
  • Annual Dinner
    9%
  • Elementary Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
665
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Poll
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
Poll
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$52,810
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$888
National
$949
Median Home Value
$167,500
National
$184,700
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Universal School Reviews

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With few outliers, the vast majority of the teachers are extremely unengaging and there are many subjects where students walk out without having learned anything all year. Many teachers aren’t even qualified to teach the subjects they are teaching. Rules are enforced based on how much the authority likes a student. The h.w. doesn’t help anyone understand anything and pushes most students to look up answers online, creating a cheating environment. There are many clubs that are supposed to replace electives the school lacks, but they don’t receive any funding from the school and, despite their needing almost as much as if not more effort than the already huge load of h.w., teachers don’t factor clubs in when they give h.w. and tests. Islamic Studies is a yearly “Intro to Islam” course that students at this school, all of whom are Muslim by birth, know by heart. You will be much better off taking an Arabic and/or Quran course at weekend school or the masjid.
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Universal was an amazing experience. The teachers are wonderful, the environment is encouraging and family-like. The academics are excellent and there are so many opportunities for extra curriculars and programs presented to students. Location is also in a very nice community. I loved Universal!
I've attended Universal School for 12 years and let me tell it has a very special place in my heart. I graduated this year but it still feels like I'm going back next year. The teachers there really, really care for you. They do their best to make sure you're at your best and also to make you succeed and end up with the grade you want. They treat you as if you are their own children. I've also made many close friends that I know will be by my side for the rest of my life. I think of my friends as the sisters I've never had. I'm so grateful to have experienced such a journey at Universal School. There's so many other things that I didn't mention, but honestly I feel the care of the teachers and students towards each other is what's most important to have a good time.