University of Illinois at Chicago

601 S Morgan, Chicago, IL 60607

School Details

The University of Illinois at Chicago is a public state university located in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1858, UIC began as a private medical college known as the Chicago College of Pharmacy. UIC was also affiliated with the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Columbian College of Dentistry. These three schools then became known as the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy within the University of Illinois in 1913. The University of Illinois as Chicago holds Carnegie Research 1 institution status. UIC offers a multitude of degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level. The University of Illinois at Chicago is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 

UIC has 16,925 undergraduate students with 2,115 first-time degree-seeking freshmen. Additionally, UIC has a graduate enrollment of 11,166 students. About 79 percent of students return for sophomore year and 55 percent graduate within six years. The average age of all UIC students is 21, including full-time students. About eight percent of UIC students are part-time. The gender ratio at UIC is fairly even with 52 percent women and 48 percent men. An overwhelming majority of UIC students are in-state at 98 percent in-state students and just two percent out-of-state students. About 43 percent of UIC students are Caucasian in addition to 22 percent Hispanic students, 21 percent Asian students and 8 percent African American students. 

Tuition and fees at UIC for in-state students are around $13,130 and about $25,520 for out-of-state students. UIC offers students several financial aid options to try to find the best fit for each student. The average first year financial aid package is typically around $14,874. About 81 percent of students applied for need-based aid while 88 percent were judged to have need. Of the 88 percent, 85 percent were offered aid and six percent had their full need met. About 72 percent of UIC students' need was met and 82 percent of freshmen with need received aid. The average need-based loan for a UIC student is around $3,387 and the average need-based scholarship or grant is about $13,910. Students who were judged to be non need-based typically received an average of $1,656 in aid. The average indebtedness of a UIC student is around $20,196. 

Students at UIC can earn degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level within several areas of study such as business, health administration, biology and psychology. Students who wish to complete a bachelor’s degree typically must complete 120 credit hours, and it takes an average of four years to complete as a full time student. Master’s programs require students to complete an average of 42 credit hours; however, actual required amount of credit hours varies by specific program. Students who would like to complete their doctorate must finish an average of 96 credit hours; however, students who have earned their master’s may be eligible for decreased credit hour requirements. 

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    Public, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctorate degree
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