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University of Illinois at Chicago Overview

University of Illinois at Chicago is a public institution situated in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of Illinois at Chicago Known For?

4,524 Undergraduate Awards
$34,707 Avg Cost After Aid
77% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at UIC is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at UIC is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 72% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, UIC bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $54,300 a year. That's about 33% more than their peers at other schools.

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University of Illinois at Chicago Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UIC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Computer Systems Analysis Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Educational Assessment Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Online Health & Medical Administrative Services Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#96 Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UIC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#17 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections College Factual
#32 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#39 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#73 Best Colleges for General Psychology College Factual
#73 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#81 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual

Where Is University of Illinois at Chicago?

Location of University of Illinois at Chicago

Contact details for UIC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 601 S Morgan, Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-996-7000
Website: www.uic.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uic.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uicnews

How Do I Get Into UIC?

You can apply to UIC online at: www.admissions.uic.edu/apply-now

Admission Requirements for UIC

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UIC?

77% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
8% Submit SAT Scores
UIC has an acceptance rate of 77%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.

Average Test Scores

About 8% of students accepted to UIC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 650. Math scores were between 550 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Illinois at Chicago  ( 530 to 650 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Illinois at Chicago  ( 550 to 680 )
200
800
UIC received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of Illinois at Chicago  ( 20 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Illinois at Chicago  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Illinois at Chicago  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Illinois at Chicago?

$34,707 Net Price
34% Take Out Loans
3.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UIC is $34,707. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UIC, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $6,430 a year. That adds up to $25,720 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UIC is 3.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Illinois at Chicago Undergraduate Student Diversity

19,254 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 20,783 undergraduate students at UIC, with 19,254 being full-time and 1,529 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UIC

There are also 10,900 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 19,254 full-time undergraduates at UIC, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UIC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Illinois at Chicago students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UIC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4,096
Black or African American 1,489
Hispanic or Latino 6,476
White 5,232
International Students 1,295
Other Races/Ethnicities 666

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at University of Illinois at Chicago. At this time, 34 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 98 countries are represented at UIC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Iran.

Online Learning at University of Illinois at Chicago

1,099 Took All Classes Online
6,850 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at UIC. In 2017-2018, 6,850 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UIC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 19th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UIC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Illinois at Chicago was -1.3%. This is the #2,287 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UIC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UIC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 7%
Business, Management & Marketing 7%
Engineering 1%
Health Professions 5%
Nursing 9%
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 2%
Public Health 6%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UIC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UIC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Educational Assessment #19
General Engineering #33
Public Health #100
Engineering #114
Teacher Education Subject Specific #201
Health & Medical Administrative Services #350
Nursing #473

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Illinois at Chicago Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Psychology 441 0 13 14 468
General Biology 448 0 2 15 465
Nursing 245 0 88 113 446
Computer Science 205 0 211 14 430
Medicine 0 0 0 298 298
Public Health 38 0 213 30 281
Social Work 0 9 252 3 264
Mechanical Engineering 161 0 82 12 255
Business Administration & Management 39 0 194 2 235
Finance & Financial Management 221 0 11 0 232
Electrical Engineering 97 0 115 16 228
Criminal Justice & Corrections 204 0 7 4 215
Accounting 174 0 40 0 214
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 2 206 208
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 92 0 102 0 194
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 60 0 55 63 178
Marketing 163 0 11 0 174
Health & Physical Education 165 0 8 0 173
Health & Medical Administrative Services 41 20 93 0 154
Civil Engineering 70 0 58 12 140
Economics 113 0 10 8 131
Sociology 91 0 15 8 114
Biomedical Engineering 65 0 36 12 113
General English Literature 90 0 8 5 103
Industrial Engineering 26 0 72 4 102
Political Science & Government 99 0 2 1 102
Dentistry 0 0 0 101 101
Information Science 99 0 0 0 99
Communication & Media Studies 88 0 2 4 94
Public Administration 0 0 90 4 94
Computer Systems Analysis 0 0 89 3 92
Teacher Education Subject Specific 51 0 40 0 91
Chemical Engineering 60 0 19 5 84
Health Sciences & Services 73 0 0 0 73
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 63 0 0 8 71
Design & Applied Arts 56 0 15 0 71
General Architecture 50 0 19 0 69
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 69 0 69
Mathematics 19 0 17 23 59
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 58 0 0 0 58
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 27 28 1 56
Chemistry 24 0 9 23 56
Human Development & Family Studies 40 0 15 0 55
Teacher Education Grade Specific 42 0 12 0 54
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 20 0 28 0 48
Fine & Studio Arts 32 0 12 3 47
Special Education 0 0 43 2 45
Romance Languages 35 0 9 1 45
Mathematics & Computer Science 41 0 0 0 41
Ethnic Studies 34 0 2 3 39
History 30 0 5 4 39
Educational Administration 0 0 28 10 38
Computer Engineering 36 0 0 0 36
Drama & Theater Arts 35 0 0 0 35
Biotechnology 0 0 34 0 34
Urban Studies 29 0 0 4 33
Statistics 27 0 2 0 29
Anthropology 20 0 4 4 28
Geological & Earth Sciences 25 0 0 1 26
Educational Assessment 0 0 23 2 25
Other Engineering 0 0 24 0 24
Area Studies 16 0 6 1 23
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 23 0 23
Physics 12 0 4 7 23
Philosophy 10 0 7 5 22
General Engineering 0 0 18 0 18
Museum Studies 0 0 17 0 17
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 12 0 12
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 12 0 12
Music 11 0 0 0 11
Other Health Professions 0 0 7 3 10
Public Policy 9 0 0 0 9
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 8 8
General Visual & Performing Arts 8 0 0 0 8
Entrepreneurial Studies 7 0 0 0 7
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 7 7
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 5 0 1 1 7
Arts & Media Management 6 0 0 0 6
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 5 5
Materials Engineering 0 0 4 1 5
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 3 1 4
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 2 2 4
Other Education 0 0 0 4 4
Medical Science 0 0 4 0 4
Engineering Physics 3 0 0 0 3
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 2 2
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 2 2
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 2 2
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 2 0 2
Engineering-Related Fields 1 0 0 0 1
Classical & Ancient Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Architectural History 0 0 0 0 0
Architecture (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0
Real Estate 0 0 0 0 0
Construction Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 0 0 0
Law 0 0 0 0 0
Legal Research 0 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 4,524 56 2,460 1,097 8,137

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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