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University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 17,959
   Women 9,025 (50.3%)
   Men 8,934 (49.7%)
Graduate Students 11,161
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 74% of 17,931 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.32
SAT Math 589 average
510-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 533 average
480-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $29,652
Out-of-state: $42,508
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $13,664
Out-of-state: $26,520
  Room and Board $10,960
Average Percent of Need Met 62%
Average Freshman Award $14,896
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,141
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 10% of classes
Chicago Population 2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan Area Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 36% of freshmen, 16% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Sparky D. Dragon
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
22.8% Asian
8.4% Black/African-American
31.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
33.0% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students 3.2% from 92 countries
First-Year Students Returning 80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 30.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported