University of Illinois--Chicago

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601 S. Morgan M/C 102

Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: (312) 996-7000
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Jan. 15
application deadline

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#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. National Universities

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University of Illinois--Chicago is a public institution that was founded in 1965. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,678, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 240 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Illinois--Chicago's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 128. Its in-state tuition and fees are $13,406 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $25,796 (2013-14).

The University of Illinois—Chicago (UIC) is located near public transportation stops, making the university both accessible for commuters and convenient for students who live on campus. There are more than 200 student clubs and organizations to check out, including fraternities and sororities. Through the UIC Undergraduate Research Experience, interested college students can pair up with faculty mentors and create a research project in a variety of academic areas. Each spring, students then present their findings at the university's Student Research Forum.

Outside of academic work, student athletes compete on the UIC Flames sports teams, which are typically strong competitors in the NCAA Division I Horizon League and are supported by mascot Sparky D. Dragon. For graduate students, the university has a well-regarded College of Education, an engineering school and the Liautaud Graduate School of Business, among other academic departments. The UIC College of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country. Notable alumni of UIC include former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw, blues musician Billy Branch and prominent lobbyist Tony Podesta.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

UIC's mission is to create knowledge that transforms our views of the world & through sharing & application, transforms the world; to provide a wide range of students with the educational opportunity only a leading research university can offer; to address the challenges & opportunities facing not only Chicago, but all Great Cities of the 21st century, as expressed by our Great Cities Commitment; to foster scholarship & practices that reflect & respond to the increasing diversity of the US in a rapidly globalizing world; to train professionals in a wide range of public service disciplines, serving Illinois as the principal educator of health service professionals & as a major healthcare provider to underserved communities.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1965
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $242,373,220


When applying to University of Illinois--Chicago, it's important to note the application deadline is January 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 15. The application fee at University of Illinois--Chicago is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 63.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 63.9%
Application deadline January 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by January 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Illinois--Chicago is 17:1, and the school has 34 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Illinois--Chicago include: Psychology, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Finance, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; and Accounting. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
4-year graduation rate 31%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Psychology, General 14%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 11%
Finance, General 5%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 5%
Accounting 4%

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Student Life

University of Illinois--Chicago has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,678, with a gender distribution of 48.5 percent male students and 51.5 percent female students. At this school, 18 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 81 percent of students live off campus. University of Illinois--Chicago is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 27,875
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

University of Illinois--Chicago offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Illinois--Chicago also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Illinois--Chicago, 11 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Illinois--Chicago.

Students who have cars on campus 11%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Illinois--Chicago, 72.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,625.

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In-state tuition and fees $13,406 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $25,796 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,882 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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