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University of Illinois at Chicago Data & Information Overview

432 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
79% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Illinois at Chicago Ranked?

#192 Best Colleges in Nation
#6 Best Colleges in IL
Health & Medical Administrative Services Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 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 432 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health & medical administrative services.

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Overall Quality

UIC is ranked #192 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UIC held the #249 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UIC is also ranked #6 out of 85 schools in Illinois.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UIC?

79% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
32% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Illinois at Chicago is 79%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that UIC is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 32% 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 540 and 650. Math scores were between 540 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Illinois at Chicago  ( 540 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Illinois at Chicago  ( 540 to 660 )
UIC received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Illinois at Chicago  ( 23 to 31 )

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University of Illinois at Chicago Faculty

19 to 1 Student to Faculty
72% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At University of Illinois at Chicago, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

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

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Illinois at Chicago

81% Freshmen Retention
34% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Illinois at Chicago has a freshmen retention rate of 81%. 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  81 out of 100

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

20,023 Full-Time Undergraduates
66.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
52.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 21,921 undergraduates at UIC with 20,023 being full-time and 1,898 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Illinois at Chicago Cost?

$13,214 Net Price
22% Take Out Loans
$27,492 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UIC is $13,214. 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 +
$10,549 $11,351 $14,105 $19,839 $23,320

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 22% of students took out student loans averaging $6,873 a year. That adds up to $27,492 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UIC is 2.5%. 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?

$59,780 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UIC make about $59,780 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future UIC graduates since it is 41% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of University of Illinois at Chicago

Illinois State
20,023 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
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

University of Illinois at Chicago Majors

102 Majors With Completions
5,136 Undergraduate Degrees
3,743 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 102 majors graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago. Of these students, 5,136 received undergraduate degrees and 3,743 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 472 $29,771
General Biology 452 $23,743
Computer Science 358 $73,060
Finance & Financial Management 261 $46,076
Criminal Justice & Corrections 192 $34,572
Accounting 166 $53,944
Marketing 161 $37,997
Information Science 156 $51,817
Mechanical Engineering 155 $60,931
Health Sciences & Services 153 NA

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

92% Take At Least One Class Online
35% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 31,618 students took at least one online class at University of Illinois at Chicago. This is a decrease from the 32,929 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 31,618 11,850
2019-2020 32,929 26,134
2018-2019 7,719 1,110
2017-2018 6,850 1,099
2016-2017 6,404 1,076

Learn more about online learning at University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Notes and References


*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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