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University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL

At A Glance

Main Address

1200 West Harrison Street

Chicago, IL 60607-7100

www.uic.edu

Admission Office

Office of Undergraduate Admissions (MC 018)

1200 West Harrison Street, Suite 1100

Chicago, IL 60607-5220

(312) 996-7000

Fax : (312) 413-7628

admit@uic.edu

Contact : Malinda Lorkovich

Executive Director Admissions

Type of School

Large

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

College Board Code: 1851

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : January 15

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 61.0%

Total undergraduates : 21,641

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 4,407

In-State Tuition : $14,098.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $28,448.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Urban

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

Medical, dental, nursing and pharmacy colleges, and medical center within university complex.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Jan 15

Priority application due : Nov 1

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1

Housing deposit due : --

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : Nov 1

College will notify student of early action admission by : Dec 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Feb 1

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Feb 15

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Mar 31

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : Jun 1

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 61.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 79.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 16.0%
Biology : 13.0%
Engineering : 12.0%
Health Professions : 11.0%
Psychology : 10.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 7.0%
Social Sciences : 7.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Architecture & Related Programs
Architecture B M
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning D M

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American/Black Studies B
German Studies B D M
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies M
Latin American Studies B M

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology D M
Bioinformatics D M
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B D M
Biotechnology M
Cell Biology and Anatomy D M
Immunology D M
Molecular Genetics D
Neuroscience B D M
Pathology/Experimental Pathology D M
Pharmacology D M
Physiology, General D M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B D M
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance, General B M
Management Information Systems, General D M
Management Science B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Real Estate M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B D M

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B D M
Information Science/Studies B

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Curriculum and Instruction D
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement M
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision D M
Elementary Education and Teaching B
English/Language Arts Teacher Education B
French Language Teacher Education B
German Language Teacher Education B
Health Occupations Teacher Education M
History Teacher Education B M
Mathematics Teacher Education B M
Physics Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education and Teaching, General D M
Urban Education and Leadership D

Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering B D M
Chemical Engineering B D M
Civil Engineering, General B D M
Computer Engineering, General B
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B D M
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics B
Engineering, General M
Industrial Engineering B D M
Materials Engineering D M
Mechanical Engineering B D M

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Engineering/Industrial Management B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B D M

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Child Development M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B
French Language and Literature B M
Italian Language and Literature B
Linguistics M
Polish Language and Literature B
Russian Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B D M

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Dietetics/Dietitian B D M
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator B M
Health Services Administration M
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator M
Nursing Science D M
Occupational Therapy/Therapist D M
Physical Therapy/Therapist D M
Pre-Dentistry Studies B
Public Health, General D M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B

History
History, General B D M

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B D M
Statistics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B D M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B D M

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B D M
Geology/Earth Science, General B D M
Physics, General B D M

Psychology
Educational Psychology D
Psychology, General B D M

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration D M
Public Policy Analysis D
Social Work D M

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B D M
Forensic Science and Technology M

Social Sciences
Anthropology B D M
Economics, General B D M
Geography M
Political Science and Government, General B D M
Sociology B D M
Urban Studies/Affairs B D

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B D M
Cinematography and Film/Video Production B M
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B M
Fine/Studio Arts, General B M
Graphic Design B M
Industrial and Product Design B M
Music, General B
Photography B M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Cooperative Education

Double Major

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Cross-Registration

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

1333 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Student web hosting available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Large

Unique Facilities : Jane Addams' Hull House museum, prairie preserve, health sciences center, software technologies research facility

Geographic Location : one mile from downtown

Very Large City

Urban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 21,641

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 4,407

Degree-seeking undergrads : 21,311

Graduate enrollment : 11,749

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 97.0%

Out of state students : 3.0%

Part Time students : 7.0%

Percentage of males : 48.0%

Percentage of females : 52.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 8.0%

Asian : 21.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 34.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 2.0%

White : 27.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 6.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

5.0% Men who Join Fraternities

5.0% Women who Join Sororities

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 31.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 14.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $100.00

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Flames

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

NCAA Division I

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Legal services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Boxing

Men's Club

Cheerleading

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Fencing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division I

Gymnastics

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Men's Club

Other Sports : dance, dodgeball, calpoeira, hwa rang do, karate, shotokan karate, racket and birdies, yoga


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $60.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 22,696

Admitted : 16,501

Enrolled : 4,407

Somewhat selective 73.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Class Rank

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Application Essay

Considered

Extracurricular Activities

Recommendations

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Class rank, GPA, and test scores most important. High school course selection and personal statement strongly considered.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 28.0%

Top Quarter : 59.0%

Top Half : 90.0%

Bottom Half : 10.0%

Bottom Quarter : 1.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 20.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 24.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 21.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 16.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 5.0%

600 - 699 : 28.0%

500 - 599 : 48.0%

400 - 499 : 19.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 10.0%

600 - 699 : 28.0%

500 - 599 : 49.0%

400 - 499 : 13.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 20.0%

24 - 29 : 34.0%

18 - 23 : 41.0%

12 - 17 : 5.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 16.0%

24 - 29 : 40.0%

18 - 23 : 33.0%

12 - 17 : 11.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 26.0%

24 - 29 : 28.0%

18 - 23 : 36.0%

12 - 17 : 10.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : No

From the college: Credit through Advanced Placement Program is designed for those high school students about to enter college who wish to demonstrate their readiness for courses more advanced than those ordinarily studied during the freshman year. College credit is awarded to those students who earn sufficiently high grades on the examinations covering basic freshman course subject matter.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

0

0

English

0

4

Math

0

3

Science

0

3

Science Lab

0

0

Social Studies

0

3

Foreign Language

0

2

Academic Electives

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 81.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 28.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

520 - 640

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

510 - 620

ACT Composite

21 - 28


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

4

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

4

--

All

Art History

3

8

AH 110 & 111

All

Biology

3

10

BIOS 110, BIOS 120

All

Calculus AB

3

5

MATH 121

All

4

4

MATH 180

All

Calculus BC

3

4*

MATH 180 with AB subscore of 4-5

All

4

8

MATH 180 & 181

All

Chemistry

3

5

CHEM 100

All

4

10

CHEM 122 ,123, 124 & 125

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

4

CHIN 103

All

4

8

CHIN 103 & 104

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 130

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CS 111

All

4

6

CS 111 & 141

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

CS 100

All

Drawing

3

4

--

All

4

4

ART 112

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENGL 160

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENGL 101

All

Environmental Science

3

3

--

All

4

4

EAES 101

All

European History

3

3

--

All

4

6

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

4

FR 103

All

4

8

FR 103 & 104

All

German Language and Culture

3

4

GER 103

All

4

8

GER 103 & 104

All

Human Geography

3

--

GEOG 100

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

4

ITAL 102

All

4

4

ITAL 103

All

5

8

ITAL 103 & 104

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

4

JPN 103

All

4

8

JPN 103 & 104

All

Latin

3

3

LAT 299

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

--

All

4

4

ECON 121

All

Microeconomics

3

3

--

All

4

4

ECON 120

All

Music Theory

3

3

MUS 107

All

4

4

MUS 101,103

All

Physics 1

3

3

--

All

4

4

PHYS 131

All

Physics 2

3

3

--

All

4

4

PHYS 132

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

3

--

All

4

4

PHYS 142

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

3

--

All

4

4

PHYS 141

All

Psychology

3

3

--

All

4

4

PSCH 100

All

Research

3

3

--

All

Seminar

3

3

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

4

SPAN 103

All

4

4

SPAN 104

All

5

7

SPAN 104 & 202

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

4

SPAN 104

All

4

3

SPAN 202

All

5

6

SPAN 202, 203

All

Statistics

3

4

STAT 101

All

United States Government and Politics

4

3

POLS 101

All

United States History

3

3

--

All

4

6

HIST 103 & 104

All

World History: Modern

3

3

--

All

4

6

HIST 100 & 101

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Feb 15

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Shirley Vega

Financial aid office phone : (312) 996-3126

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $395.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $888.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Music/Drama

ROTC

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Tuition at time of first enrollment guaranteed to all students for 4 (or 2) years

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Air Force : Offered at a cooperating institution

ROTC, Army : Offered on Campus

ROTC, Navy : Offered at a cooperating institution

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$14,098.00

$14,098.00

$14,098.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$28,448.00

$28,448.00

$28,448.00

Room and board:

$12,460.00

$12,479.00

--

Books and supplies:

$1,400.00

$1,400.00

$1,400.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$3,628.00

$3,628.00

$5,128.00

Transportation expenses:

--

--

--

Estimated Total In-state:

$31,586.00

$31,605.00

$20,626.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$45,936.00

$45,955.00

$34,976.00

Important cost information from the school: Health Insurance 1394; Refundable fees 18

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Diving

Available

Available

Gymnastics

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 24

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.5

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 60

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 6,033

Transfers admitted percentage: 54.0%

Transfers admitted: 3,317

Transfers enrolled percentage: 34.0%

Transfers enrolled: 2,069

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 75.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 25.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

Course pre-requisites required for some programs.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $50.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $30,084.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $12,460.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $12,479.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $946.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser