UIC

University of Illinois, Chicago

1200 W Harrison St, Chicago, United States
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  • Total Documents
    2,020
  • Class Notes
    1,552
  • Textbook Notes
    162
  • Study Guides
    299
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,664
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,958

Overview of University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC)

About this school

The University of Illinois at Chicago was formed by the 1982 consolidation of two campuses: the University of Illinois at the Medical Center and the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. As a leading institution in Illinois and in the nation, the school delivers an outstanding education in one of the nation's top cities. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Architecture and the Arts, Associated Health Professionals, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Nursing; and the Jane Addams College of Social Work. The campus is a true reflection of Chicago: a myriad of races, economic backgrounds, interests and experiences. UIC offers an extensive network of co-op educational opportunities, cutting-edge academic programs in more than 90 majors and the benefits of being a Research I university, all at an affordable price. UIC is one of only three institutions in the country to offer all six health profession programs, with Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions providing an early gateway to these professions. Its 216-acre campus is located close to Chicago's business district.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:19,447
    • Men:9,630 (49.5%)
    • Women:9,817 (50.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (UIC)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Illinois at Chicago is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
601 South Morgan Street
City, State, Zip
Chicago, IL  60607-7128
Phone
(312) 996-4350
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins November 30
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 2
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Audition for music and theater majors, portfolio for art majors recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
77% of 18,768 applicants were admitted
Women
80% of 10,430 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 8,338 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
6,231 (43%) of 14,467 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,258 (39%) of 8,292 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,973 (48%) of 6,175 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.31
375 And Above
15%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
19%
• Score 600 - 700
39%
• Score 500 - 600
32%
• Score 400 - 500
10%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
39%
• Score 500 - 600
38%
• Score 400 - 500
14%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
8%
• Score 24 - 29
37%
• Score 18 - 23
51%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UIC)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $13,614|Out-of-state: $26,470
  • Room & Board: - $10,960 (79.07647907647907%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,400 (10.1010101010101%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,500 (10.822510822510823%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Illinois at Chicago accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001776
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,000 (92.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,657 (88.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,517 (94.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
228 (9.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$14,792
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,204 (87.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,795
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,899 (75.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,637
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 81 (3.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
98 (3.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,086

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
13,775 (84.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
12,474 (90.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
12,042 (96.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,120 (9.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$14,729
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 10,178 (84.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,993
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,839 (81.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,617
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 307 (2.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
578 (3.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,663

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
63%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,076
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
24.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
15.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Business
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,000

Academics & Instruction (UIC)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,200

Part-Time Faculty


413

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


65%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 10% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 10% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 51% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,265,619

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1052
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Illinois at Chicago provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


29.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


52%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


57.0%

Programs & Majors (UIC)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (86)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and Related Services, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing Science
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Polish Language and Literature
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Engineering, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Energy Engineering, Master of Architecture, Master of Design, Master of Science, Master of Urban Planning and Policy, Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Health Professions Education, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (110)


  • Accounting
  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Adult Nursing
  • Allied Health--General
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Disability Studies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • East European and Russian Studies
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forensic Sciences
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Health Services Research
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Materials Engineering
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Illustration
  • Museum Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Health Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operations Research
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Real Estate
  • School Nursing
  • Secondary Education
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Toxicology
  • Urban Education
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Women's Health Nursing

Campus Life (UIC)

Location & Geography

Population


2,714,856

Nearest Metropolitan Area


240 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Chicago

Weather


Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
13 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
Nearest Bus Station
Chicago
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Chicago

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


15% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


85%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Sparky D. Dragon
School Colors
Red and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, field hockey, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Illinois at Chicago offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, muslim student association, alternative spring break, filipinos in alliance, society of future physicians, ski and snowboard club

Sororities


5% of women participate

Fraternities


4% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


17,961

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
19,447
Women
9,817
Men
9,630

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 22.5% Asian
  • 8.3% Black/African-American
  • 34.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 31.2% White
  • 0.6% Unknown

International Students


3.9% from 65 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


11,091

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