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Chicago, IL
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Best Of

  1. 1
    City of Chicago
  2. 2
  3. 3
    Lakefront is within walking distance
  4. 4
    Open-minded and accepting student body
  5. 5
  6. 6
    Amazing off-campus housing
  7. 7
    Great community service opportunities
  8. 8
    Ray Meyer Fitness Center
  9. 9
    Diverse student body
  10. 10
    High-quality dorms

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
85% of students return after their first year.
Knowledgeable Professors
94% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
75% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
82% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
74% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Great Local Atmosphere
95% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Students Don't Want to Leave
55% of students surveyed said that they would totally live in the area after graduation.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
71% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
50% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Learn from the Best
88% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
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.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-45% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    The weather
  2. 2
    Guy-to-girl ratio (for girls)
  3. 3
    Cost of tuition
  4. 4
    Lack of free parking
  5. 5
    High bookstore prices and inadequate buy-back rates
  6. 6
    No football team
  7. 7
    Food prices
  8. 8
    No Greek housing
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    Campus housing not available after sophomore year
  10. 10
    Not a traditional campus, which some students may not like

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $32,295, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive to Just Get By
58% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was worse than average.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $8,486.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $11,717.
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