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University of Illinois at Chicago Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University of Illinois at Chicago, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Illinois at Chicago Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Illinois at Chicago was awarded 149 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice and corrections.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, UIC is ranked #265 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 63 colleges in Illinois, UIC is ranked at #11.

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

Is It Hard to Get Into UIC?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Illinois at Chicago is 77%. 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 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 is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At University of Illinois at Chicago, this rate is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Illinois at Chicago is 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  71 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Illinois at Chicago

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% 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  80 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from UIC have a four-year graduation rate of 34%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  34 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at UIC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 19,448 undergraduates at UIC with 17,961 being full-time and 1,487 being part-time.

UIC Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 89.85 out of 100, UIC is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  89.85 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Illinois at Chicago Cost?

The overall average net price of UIC is $13,866. 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 +
$10,182 $11,190 $14,874 $22,268 $23,874

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 41% of students took out student loans averaging $6,273 a year. That adds up to $25,092 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UIC is 2.6%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UIC make about $54,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UIC students since it is 33% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.

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

Location of University of Illinois at Chicago

Located in Chicago, Illinois, University of Illinois at Chicago is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of University of Illinois at Chicago

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 92 majors graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago. Of these students, 4,205 received undergraduate degrees and 3,424 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 486 $28,800
General Biology 408 $27,400
Nursing 215 $63,700
Finance & Financial Management 206 $47,300
Health & Physical Education 173 $26,600
Computer Science 162 $64,600
Criminal Justice & Corrections 161 $31,900
Accounting 150 $48,800
Mechanical Engineering 137 $62,100
Marketing 120 $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 2017-2018, 6,850 students took at least one online class at University of Illinois at Chicago. This is an increase from the 6,404 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 6,850 1,099
2016-2017 6,404 1,076
2015-2016 4,708 1,138
2014-2015 4,913 1,224
2013-2014 4,997 1,163

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

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