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University of Illinois at Chicago Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on University of Illinois at Chicago? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors UIC offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Illinois at Chicago Ranked?

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2021 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 116 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice and corrections.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UIC as #329 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

UIC is also ranked #14 out of 61 schools in Illinois.

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

Is It Hard to Get Into UIC?

Acceptance Rate

University of Illinois at Chicago has an acceptance rate of 77%, 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 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 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

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 80%. 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  80 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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Excellent Overall Diversity at UIC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 20,783 undergraduates at UIC with 19,254 being full-time and 1,529 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 92.57 out of 100, UIC is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  92.57 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Illinois at Chicago Cost?

The overall average net price of UIC is $13,301. 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 +
$10,632 $11,291 $14,532 $21,083 $23,950

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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 3.1%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UIC make around $54,300 per year during the early years of their employment. 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 situated in Chicago, Illinois. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy 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 104 majors graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago. Of these students, 4,524 received undergraduate degrees and 3,557 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 Biology 448 $27,400
General Psychology 441 $28,800
Nursing 245 $63,700
Finance & Financial Management 221 $47,300
Computer Science 205 $64,600
Criminal Justice & Corrections 204 $31,900
Accounting 174 $48,800
Health & Physical Education 165 $26,600
Marketing 163 $38,800
Mechanical Engineering 161 $62,100

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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

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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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.

References

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