University of Illinois at Chicago is a public, state school in the urban setting of Chicago, Illinois. UIC was founded in 1946 and the school enrolls around 34,199 students per year, including 22,279 undergrad students. UIC ensures on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.
📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to UIC for Fall 2023 is February 1.
There are many ways for students to get involved at UIC!
Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of UIC's theater groups.
Are you interested in journalism and communications? UIC students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.
Thinking of pledging? UIC has both fraternities and sororities.
Planning to play sports? UIC has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UIC on the Student Life page.
|2022 UIC Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||79%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||Info Not Available|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||EA Offered but % not available|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||32%|
|Percent of Need Met||54%|
|Average First-Year Financial Aid Package||$15,880|
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a college is.
Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer view of what UIC offers and if the school could be a good choice for you.
It is moderately difficult to get into UIC. The university admitted 79% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 22,791 applications received in 2022, 17,960 students were offered admission.
Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.
Approximately 81% of students who start at UIC return the next year. Around 62% 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% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.
Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.
Check with UIC directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.
UIC's endowment was valued at $321.6 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $21,342 for each full-time student enrolled.
Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.
UIC meets 54% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $15,880 a year.
The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $28,208 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022
Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.
Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UIC.
Based on this information, how does UIC sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is UIC a good school for you?
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UIC is located in the urban setting of Chicago, Illinois, less than an hour from Chicago.
If you would like to see UIC for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90/94 to Chicago, or book a flight to the nearest airport, O'Hare International.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UIC and Chicago are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UIC is Feb 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UIC is May 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Wondering what life at UIC is like? There are approximately 34,199 students enrolled at UIC, including 22,279 undergraduate students and 11,920 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from IL and 3% percent of students are from other states.
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