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Colleges / University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL 4-Year Public

About UIC

University of Illinois at Chicago is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Chicago, IL, less than an hour from Chicago.

Founded in 1946, UIC currently enrolls around 33,518 students a year, including 21,921 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

UIC's endowment was valued at $321,558,537 in 2021. The school spends $21,342 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About UIC

Acceptance rate: 73%

Average GPA: 3.4

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: February 2

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

UIC Acceptance Rate

Admission to UIC is moderately difficult. Around 73 percent of all applicants to UIC are accepted each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.4 /4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is UIC a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UIC, around 82 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 3,011 students who started at UIC as first-time freshman, 1,103 graduate within four years.

Around 63 percent of students who started at UIC earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $22,440 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UIC sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is UIC a good school for YOU?

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College Info

601 South Morgan Street Chicago, IL 60607-7128

Campus Setting: Urban

UIC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Nov 2

Transfer Applications are Due

Jan 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UIC is Nov 2.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UIC is Jan 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UIC ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


21 to 28


21 and Less


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UIC SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1230


Math SAT Range

520 - 640


Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

UIC Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at UIC is like? There are approximately 33,390 students enrolled at UIC, including 21,641 undergraduate students and 11,749 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from IL and 3% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



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