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UIC Student Life

UIC is on a 240-acre campus in an urban setting in Chicago, Illinois. UIC has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UIC also has fraternities and sororities.

UIC has a thriving Muslim Student Association. In fact, more students participate in Muslim Student Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UIC include Alternative Spring Break, Filipinos in Alliance, Society of Future Physicians and Ski and Snowboard Club.

UIC students' favorite campus traditions are Involvement Fair, Spark in the Park (annual fall concert) and LOL@UIC (annual comedy show).

Does UIC offer student housing?

UIC offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

The majority of UIC students live on campus. In 2021, 6% of undergrads at UIC lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 94% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UIC. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

UIC offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is UIC Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Illinois at Chicago is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UIC campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

UIC offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, UIC has housing ID stickers, guest escort policy, 24-hour closed circuit videos for exits and entrances, security screen for first floor.

Plan a Visit to UIC

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to UIC, take Interstate 90/94 to Chicago, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to O'Hare International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Illinois you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UIC's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

UIC Students

53%

Women

47%

Men

91%

Full Time

9%

Part Time

97%

In State

3%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

35%

26%

21%

8%

6%

3%

2%

0.04%

0.03%

Undergraduate Students

21,921

Graduate Students

11,597

Non-Resident / International Students

1,400

UIC Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

33,518

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

73%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$14,098

Out-of-State

$28,448

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 2
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