University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 29,120
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 18:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 3,392 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
(The institution has its own hospital)
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of Illinois at Chicago is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 17,931 applications and 13,196 students were granted admission. University of Illinois at Chicago is at the #72 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 95% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 5% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT990 to 1235
ACT21 to 27

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of Illinois at Chicago charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $23,440 and in-state students paid $10,584.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 85% of University of Illinois at Chicago's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 58% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,745 (which is 7.1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016-2017, was 1,499, which is 43% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,869 (which is 8.2% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of Illinois at Chicago has enrolled a total of 29,120 students (24,509 students full-time and 4,611 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 29,120 students, 1,958 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 47% men and 53% women and 17,959 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 11,161 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,138 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 36%

Hispanic: 23%

Asian: 19%

Non-resident alien: 11%

Black/African American: 8%

Two or more races: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 34% 4,865 635
Engineering 17% 2,335 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 9% 1,280
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 7% 987
Education 7% 918
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 3% 389
Architecture And Related Services 3% 359
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 2% 332 0
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2% 239
Social Sciences 1% 146

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of Illinois at Chicago full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of University of Illinois at Chicago graduates 6 years after enrollment is $40,000. Last year, out of the total 5,264 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 4,790 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 6,418 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 5,776 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $40,000 $52,200
Employment Rate 91% 90%
Total Graduates 5,264 6,418

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of University of Illinois at Chicago.

Chicago State University
10.8 mile away
Lake Michigan College
66.4 mile away