University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Illinois at Chicago Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Illinois at Chicago was awarded 365 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is disability studies.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, UIC is ranked #355 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

UIC also holds the #9 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UIC?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Illinois at Chicago is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 77%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 8% of students accepted to UIC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 650. Math scores were between 550 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Illinois at Chicago  ( 530 to 650 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of Illinois at Chicago  ( 550 to 680 )
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UIC received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Illinois at Chicago  ( 20 to 26 )
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University of Illinois at Chicago Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Illinois at Chicago is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Illinois at Chicago is 72%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  72 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Illinois at Chicago

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Illinois at Chicago has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At UIC this rate is 34%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  34 out of 100
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University of Illinois at Chicago Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 21,641 undergraduates at UIC with 20,195 being full-time and 1,446 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Illinois at Chicago Cost?

The overall average net price of UIC is $13,312. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UIC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,648 $11,185 $13,683 $20,270 $23,903

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UIC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UIC, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $6,430 a year. That adds up to $25,720 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UIC is 3.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UIC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UIC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $54,300 in their early years. This is good news for future UIC graduates since it is 36% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago is a public institution located in Chicago, Illinois. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for UIC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 601 S Morgan, Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-996-7000
Website: www.uic.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uic.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uicnews

University of Illinois at Chicago Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 104 majors graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago. Of these students, 4,700 received undergraduate degrees and 3,223 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 459 $28,800
General Biology 409 $27,400
Computer Science 258 $64,600
Finance & Financial Management 253 $47,300
Nursing 237 $63,700
Criminal Justice & Corrections 195 $31,900
Mechanical Engineering 173 $62,100
Accounting 172 $48,800
Health & Physical Education 160 $26,600
Marketing 136 $38,800

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Illinois at Chicago along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UIC

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 7,719 students took at least one online class at University of Illinois at Chicago. This is an increase from the 6,850 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 7,719 1,110
2017-2018 6,850 1,099
2016-2017 6,404 1,076
2015-2016 4,708 1,138
2013-2014 4,997 1,163

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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