University of Illinois Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

#216 National Colleges

72.7% Admission Rate
Not Very Selective

21,311 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Public
  • Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
  • Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
  • Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential
  • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution
  • Hispanic-Serving Institution
The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) is a public research university in Chicago, Illinois. Its campus is in the Near West Side community area, adjacent to the Chicago Loop. The second campus established under the University of Illinois system, UIC is also the largest university in the Chicago metropolitan area, having more than 33,000 students enrolled in 16 colleges. It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity."The roots of UIC can be traced to the establishment of the Chicago College of Pharmacy in 1859. It was officially established in 1982 with the consolidation of the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle and the University of Illinois at the Medical Center. Today, the university has become a global leader for a number of subjects, such as nursing, pharmacy, communication, education, law, and public administration.

UIC competes in NCAA Division I Horizon League as the UIC Flames in sports; it will move to the Missouri Valley Conference in July 2022. The Credit Union 1 Arena (formerly UIC Pavilion) is the Flames' venue for home basketball games.

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Chicago, Illinois

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City: Large (population of 250,000 or more)

Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Graduate degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 15.7%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 13.0%
Engineering 11.9%
Health Professions And Related Programs 10.9%
Psychology 9.9%
Social Sciences 6.9%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 6.7%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 3.8%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 3.5%
Visual And Performing Arts 3.4%
Education 2.1%
English Language And Literature/Letters 2.0%
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2.0%
Physical Sciences 1.4%
Architecture And Related Services 1.2%
Mathematics And Statistics 1.1%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1.0%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 1.0%
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 0.9%
History 0.7%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 0.6%
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 0.2%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0.2%
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields 0.0%


In State Tuition

Out of State Tuition

Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1161 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 640 580 520
Verbal 620 565 510

ACT Scores

25 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 28 24 20
English 30 26 21