University of Illinois at Chicago

601 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607

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Main telephone 312-996-7000
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Educational system University of Illinois System
Public or private Public
Type of school University
Date founded 1946
Degrees offered Bachelor's, Master's, First professional, Doctorate, Other advanced degrees
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Urban (in a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
Campus size 240 acres
County Cook
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Number of full time, freshmen men 1,971
Number of full time, freshmen women 2,410
Total number of full time freshmen 4,381
Number of part time, freshmen men 17
Number of part time, freshmen women 9
Total number of part time freshmen 26
Total number of freshmen men 1,988
Total number of freshmen women 2,419
Total number of freshmen 4,407
Number of full time, undergraduate men 9,688
Number of full time, undergraduate women 10,507
Total number of full time undergraduates 20,195
Number of part time, undergraduate men 751
Number of part time, undergraduate women 695
Total number of part time undergraduates 1,446
Total number of undergraduate males 10,439
Total number of undergraduate females 11,202
Total number of undergraduate students 21,641
Number of male graduate students 4,924
Number of female graduate students 6,549
Total number of graduate students 11,473
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 15,363
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 17,751
Total enrollment 33,114
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 20%
Black 7%
Hispanic 34%
White 26%
Race/ethnicity unknown 1%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 3%
Percentage of students from outside the US 5%
Percentage of students 25 or older 9%
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Tuition year 2019-2020
Full time costs are based on x units per year 30 credits
In-state tuition $10,584
Out-of-state tuition $24,276
Fees $3,290
Books and supplies $1,400
Room and board (live on campus)* $12,479
* Room and board costs may vary by housing facility and number of meals in meal plan
Academic program/major Yes
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
Tuition guarantee (you aren't affected by tuition increases; the tuition you pay your first year is the amount you pay all years) Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2019-2020 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 30 credits per year.)
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Financial aid contact person Deidre Rush
Financial aid contact title Director of Fiscal Operations
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 312-996-5563
Financial aid office website Find more information on this website
Scholarship list website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) February 15
School year financial aid data is from 2018-2019
Average financial aid package awarded to freshmen $15,543
For freshmen, percentage of need* met by aid package 64%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to freshmen
Loan $3,300
Scholarship or grant $13,948
Average financial aid package awarded to undergraduates (including freshmen) $15,209
For all undergraduates, percentage of need* met by aid package 63%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Loan $4,297
Scholarship or grant $12,978
Work study $3,000
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.
Number of freshmen who applied for aid 3,657
Number of freshmen who received aid 2,962
Number of undergraduates who applied for aid 15,677
Number of undergraduates who received aid 13,529
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 58%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $21,934
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Institution loans (from the school) Yes
Nursing loans Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Maureen Woods
Admissions contact title Associate Director, Admissions Undergraduate
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Electronic application website
For incoming students Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Groups or programs with a different entrance difficulty level Honors program, Guaranteed Professional Program
Entrance difficulty level for these groups Very difficult (about 60% of all applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 9,948
Number of male applicants accepted 6,936
Number of male applicants who enrolled 1,988
Number of female applicants 12,748
Number of female applicants accepted 9,565
Number of female applicants who enrolled 2,419
Total number of applicants 22,696
Total number of applicants accepted 16,501
Total number of applicants who enrolled 4,407
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline January 15
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Early action (apply early, but not required to attend if accepted) application deadline November 1
Notification date for early action applicants December 1
Fall transfer application deadline March 31
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available
Application fee $60
Submit these items:
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Written essay or personal statement Required for all students
Other application materials Audition for music and theater majors, portfolio for art majors
Other application materials Required for some students
Required exams SAT or ACT
High school GPA Very important
Difficulty of high school courses Very important
Standardized test scores Very important
High school class rank Very important
Recommendations Considered
Application essay Important
Character/personal qualities Not considered
Interview Not considered
Talent or ability Not considered
Extracurricular activities Considered
Level of applicant's interest Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
Work experience Not considered
Related to a school graduate Not considered
First generation college student Not considered
Racial/ethnic group Not considered
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
SAT evidence-based reading and writing
400 - 499 18%
500 - 599 48%
600 - 699 28%
700 - 800 5%
SAT math
400 - 499 13%
500 - 599 49%
600 - 699 28%
700 - 800 10%
ACT score
12 - 17 4%
18 - 23 41%
24 - 29 34%
30 - 36 20%
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.38
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class 90%
Percentage in top 25% 59%
Percentage in top 10% 28%
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 79%
Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 34%
Between four and five years 21%
Between five and six years 4%
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Bachelor's Yes
Master's Yes
First professional Yes
Doctorate Yes
Other advanced degrees Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 1,742
Student faculty ratio 18:1
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 120 semester hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Senior project requirement Depends on major
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Double major Yes
Freshman honors college Yes
Graduate courses open to undergraduates Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
Domestic exchange available Yes
Study abroad available Yes
Army ROTC Yes
Air Force ROTC Yes
Naval ROTC Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
Independent study Yes
International Baccalaureate Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (1052)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Discount computer purchase plan available Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Richard J. Daley Library
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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Newspaper Yes
Radio station Yes
National or local fraternities Yes
National or local sororities Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 287
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Muslim Student Association, Alternative Spring Break, Filipinos in Alliance, Society of Future Physicians, Ski and Snowboard Club
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Percentage of students who live on campus 14%
School owns or operates housing Yes
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Not required
Housing availability for first year students No special consideration
Housing options Co-ed
Housing is available for students with disabilities Yes
Dorms require a key or code to enter Yes
School owns or operates housing for Single graduate students
Housing availability for single graduate students First come, first served
Housing application deadline March 1
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Remedial education courses Yes
Health clinic Yes
Legal services Yes
Low-cost health insurance Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Housing Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
Child daycare available on campus Yes
Women's center Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
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Grad admissions contact person Jackie Perry
Grad admissions contact title Graduate College Receptionist
Grad admissions contact e-mail address Email
Number of full time, male graduate students 3,766
Number of full time, female graduate students 4,350
Total number of full time graduate students 8,116
Number of part time, male graduate students 1,158
Number of part time, female graduate students 2,199
Total number of part time graduate students 3,357
Total number of male graduate students 4,924
Total number of female graduate students 6,549
Total number of graduate students 11,473
Number of undergraduate men 10,439
Number of undergraduate women 11,202
Total number of undergraduate students 21,641
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 15,363
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 17,751
Total enrollment 33,114
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