The Best & Worst

Location
Chicago, IL
Undergrads
9,224
Tuition
$21,284
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Best Of

  1. 1
    The creative student body, churning with inspiration
  2. 2
    True professionals teaching you everything they know
  3. 3
    Location, Location, Location-did I mention Location?
  4. 4
    Availability of scholarships and financial aid
  5. 5
    Apartment-style dorms
  6. 6
    Manifest!
  7. 7
    The hundreds of clubs and organizations
  8. 8
    Nightlife!
  9. 9
    Events going on around campus
  10. 10
    The Student Loop-online information portal
  11. 11
    Freshman Year Experience
  12. 12
    Resident Assistants
  13. 13
    Multicultural Affairs
  14. 14
    The computer labs
  15. 15
    The Office of Student Engagement

Facts & Statistics

Commitment to Teaching
There are 10 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Knowledgeable Professors
94% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
69% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
78% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
82% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Great Local Atmosphere
99% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Students Don't Want to Leave
60% of students surveyed said that they would totally live in the area after graduation.
Highly Satisfied Students
91% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
56% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 74% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    Parking
  2. 2
    Expensive
  3. 3
    Urban-based campus life can be intimidating.
  4. 4
    Housing costs
  5. 5
    It's easy to feel disconnected if you are living off campus.

Facts & Statistics

Expensive to Just Get By
61% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was worse than average.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $11,920.
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