The University of Illinois at Chicago
Located in one of the most vibrant cities in the world, UIC helps students unleash their potential. Students enjoy 87 bachelor’s programs, a low student-to-faculty ratio, and award-winning professors who are regarded as experts in their field. The University of Illinois at Chicago is proud to support one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse campuses in the nation, so every member of the community has a place in which to learn and thrive.
Get to know The University of Illinois at Chicago
Students in the Honors College receive the personal benefits of a small college with the vast resources of a larger university. UIC’s Honors College is a community of students, faculty, and advisors who are committed to academic excellence. Those who participate are pushed with greater academic challenges as well as additional extracurricular opportunities.
As Chicago’s only public research university, UIC presents students unique opportunities for innovation and discovery. Some notable initiatives include re-shaping educational policy; developing cleaner, more sustainable energy; driving economic development; and more. Undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in as many research opportunities as possible. The Office of Undergraduate Research is ready and happy to help students with every step of the process from finding a faculty mentor to securing funding for travel to research conferences.
UIC believes that studying abroad can be one of the most transformative experiences in the undergraduate experience. The Study Abroad Office helps students choose, plan, and experience education abroad, which can come in the form of a faculty-led trip, an international internship, or a full semester away. Students who study abroad enjoy a richer educational experience as they create memories that last a lifetime.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 8%
White, non-Hispanic: 26%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 21%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 2%
The first year of college brings new experiences and new opportunities. Students immediately feel welcome as part of the campus community, enjoying a supportive environment in which to explore their majors and begin the development of skills that will serve them throughout their studies, in the workplace, and in life. This transition is often facilitated in first-year seminars, which are or 2-credit courses that cover all kinds of topics or fields.
UIC’s general education is an essential part of the undergraduate experience whose courses serve as the foundation for the knowledge, skills, and competencies of a well-educated citizen. The general education supplements all students’ studies with the training to think independently and communicate effectively.
ACADEMIC CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE
The Academic Center for Excellence provides learning support services to enable all UIC students to accomplish their academic goals. Students can make appointments with success coaches to create an individualized approach to personal success, allowing themselves to understand their best study skills and learning strategies.
UIC is proud to offer students unique ways to live and learn on campus. Living-learning communities comprise of committed students who share a common interest. Students can choose from 15 different communities with topics ranging from Pre-Health to Women in Science and Engineering. Each community has a peer mentor who works within the group to make sure students have the best experience possible. Students also enjoy the benefits of making deeper connections with peers, having built-in study buddies, and gaining easy access to experiential learning opportunities that are relevant to their field of study.
The Student Centers on campus have everything a student needs to feel included and inspired on campus. These spaces are engaging hubs with campus dining options, lounge areas, meeting spaces, and fun activities.
With over 300 organizations, UIC has so many opportunities for students to get involved. Student organizations are a great way to develop a sense of community, great leadership skills, and meaningful relationships with their peers. Organizations range from academic, political, to special interest.
Chicago is one of the nation’s most diverse, dynamic cities with a population of over 2 million people. With a diverse student body and a wide variety of activities on campus, it’s easy to find a place to fit in and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Men’s sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, track & field, gymnastics, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis
Women’s sports: basketball, cross country, track & field, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, volleyball
The Career Services office is there to help students identify and plan for life after graduation. From writing a résumé to practicing for the interview, the staff at career services are ready to help. Students even have exhaustive access to the office for up to three years post graduation.
Internships include any supervised work experience related to a student’s career interests, including work that is paid or unpaid, credit or non-credit earning, and/or in corporate, non-profit, government, clinical, or research settings. Most importantly, internships allow them to apply what they have learned in the classroom and develop career skills.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 510 | 75th Percentile: 610
25th Percentile: 520 | 75th Percentile: 640
25th Percentile: 21 | 75th Percentile: 29
25th Percentile: 21 | 75th Percentile: 28
25th Percentile: 21 | 75th Percentile: 30
Tuition & Cost
Tuition (in-state): $10,776
Tuition (out-of-state): $25,126