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University of Illinois at Chicago Data & Information Overview

1,137 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
73% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Illinois at Chicago Ranked?

#249 Best Colleges in Nation
#10 Best Colleges in IL
Disability Studies Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2023 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 1,137 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is disability studies.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, UIC is ranked #249 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UIC held the #355 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UIC also holds the #10 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

See all of the rankings for University of Illinois at Chicago.

Is It Hard to Get Into UIC?

73% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
82% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

University of Illinois at Chicago has an acceptance rate of 73%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 82% 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 510 and 610. Math scores were between 520 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Illinois at Chicago  ( 510 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Illinois at Chicago  ( 520 to 640 )
UIC received ACT scores from 25% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Illinois at Chicago  ( 21 to 29 )

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University of Illinois at Chicago Faculty

18 to 1 Student to Faculty
72% Full Time Teachers

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

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Illinois at Chicago

82% Freshmen Retention
34% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 82% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Illinois at Chicago enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 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
30% Take Out Loans
$26,040 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 30% of students took out student loans averaging $6,510 a year. That adds up to $26,040 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.


See which majors at University of Illinois at Chicago make the most money.

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
5,247 Undergraduate Degrees
3,617 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, 5,247 received undergraduate degrees and 3,617 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
Nursing 284 $65,021
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

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

98% Take At Least One Class Online
78% 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 2019-2020, 32,929 students took at least one online class at University of Illinois at Chicago. This is an increase from the 7,719 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 32,929 26,134
2018-2019 7,719 1,110
2017-2018 6,850 1,099
2016-2017 6,404 1,076
2015-2016 4,708 1,138

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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