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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?

17,961 Full-Time Undergraduates
$13,301 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 degree 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.

University of Illinois at Chicago Rankings

UIC is ranked #329 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. UIC also holds the #14 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that UIC has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for UIC

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 24
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 29
Best Colleges for International Students 143
Best Colleges for Diversity 262
Best Colleges 329
Best Colleges for the Money 581

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?

$13,301 Net Price
34% Take Out Loans
3.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UIC is $13,301. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UIC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,632 $11,291 $14,532 $21,083 $23,950

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

17,961 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,448 undergraduate students at UIC, with 17,961 being full-time and 1,487 being part-time.

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

There are also 11,091 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 17,961 full-time undergraduates at UIC, 49% are male and 51% 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 3,907
Black or African American 1,421
Hispanic or Latino 5,870
White 5,214
International Students 914
Other Races/Ethnicities 635

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Illinois at Chicago awarded 9,048 undergraduate degrees and 7,114 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 174 40 0
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 28 1
Anthropology 0 20 4 4
Area Studies 0 16 6 1
Arts & Media Management 0 6 0 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 58 0 0
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 2
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 3 1
Biomedical Engineering 0 65 36 12
Biotechnology 0 0 34 0
Business Administration & Management 0 39 194 2
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 2
Chemical Engineering 0 60 19 5
Chemistry 0 24 9 23
Civil Engineering 0 70 58 12
Classical & Ancient Studies 0 1 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 8
Communication & Media Studies 0 88 2 4
Computer Engineering 0 36 0 0
Computer Science 0 205 211 14
Computer Systems Analysis 0 0 89 3
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 204 7 4
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 7
Dentistry 0 0 0 101
Design & Applied Arts 0 56 15 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 20 28 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 35 0 0
Economics 0 113 10 8
Educational Administration 0 0 28 10
Educational Assessment 0 0 23 2
Electrical Engineering 0 97 115 16
Engineering Physics 0 3 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 1 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 7 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 34 2 3
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 2 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 221 11 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 32 12 3
General Architecture 0 50 19 0
General Biology 0 448 2 15
General Engineering 0 0 18 0
General English Literature 0 90 8 5
General Psychology 0 441 13 14
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 8 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 25 0 1
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 41 93 0
Health & Physical Education 0 165 8 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 73 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 12 0
History 0 30 5 4
Human Development & Family Studies 0 40 15 0
Industrial Engineering 0 26 72 4
Information Science 0 99 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 12 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 92 102 0
Marketing 0 163 11 0
Materials Engineering 0 0 4 1
Mathematics 0 19 17 23
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 41 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 161 82 12
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 23 0
Medical Science 0 0 4 0
Medicine 0 0 0 298
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 2
Museum Studies 0 0 17 0
Music 0 11 0 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 63 0 8
Nursing 0 245 88 113
Other Education 0 0 0 4
Other Engineering 0 0 24 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 7 3
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 5
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 2 206
Philosophy 0 10 7 5
Physics 0 12 4 7
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 2 2
Political Science & Government 0 99 2 1
Public Administration 0 0 90 4
Public Health 0 38 213 30
Public Policy 0 9 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 60 55 63
Romance Languages 0 35 9 1
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 5 1 1
Social Work 0 0 252 3
Sociology 0 91 15 8
Special Education 0 0 43 2
Statistics 0 27 2 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 42 12 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 51 40 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 69 0
Urban Studies 0 29 0 4
Total 0 9,048 4,920 2,194

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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