Chicago, IL
Tuition (in-state)
$25,512 ($13,122)
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Reviews 1685 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: i dont believe they are as strict. it depends on the matter.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: the rec center is big and convenient for students.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: it needs more computer labs and more printing service and more money for the prinitng options.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: they have good restaurants and good option for these students.

1 College Sophomore

Weather: when it is so cold classes are still ongoing. also, when it is inconvenient for students the campus is still open.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid office is horrible. they charge late fees for everything. the loans are dispursed late. andf they lock my account.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: it does not matter if you are in greek or not. all students communicate with each other.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: most of the nightlife you have to be above 21 so for the younger college students there are not as much events.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The buses on campus are always going and the train is good as well.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The apartments and on campus housing is expensive where not as many students can afford it.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere is okay. I do wish they had more activites or events for the students. Also, much more financial aid they can accomadate with the students. Also, if they professors could interact with students more i would be much more helpful than having discussions with teaching assistants.

2 College Freshman

Computers: There aren't enough computers. They're usually filled when you need them. The Wi-Fi is very slow and it kicks me out frequently.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live at home with my parents. My rate of off campus housing is what i have heard from friends.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Everything is in walking distance. They have some of the most popular fast food and coffee shops near the school.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: I take the L to school and the blue line has its own uic stop. A U- Pass fee is included in your tuition and you can use it everyday so technically ride for free.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It is really subtle. You can't even tell that people do drugs.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: I'm a biology major which means I have to take a lot of science classes. The work load for the classes all depends on your teacher and teacher's assistant. It is really interesting.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm on a pre-med track so I'm not worried about finding a job. I would do it all over again, the labs are great!

1 College Freshman

Weather: This winter was terrible. You need to walk from building to building and especially this year the winter was so cold. People would give themselves snow-days.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Nothing too crazy. Its cool that the school rented Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper, but other than that I don't come to party because I commute. It is really inconvenient

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe, but with recent incidents at the school it made me question the safety. The things have been protesters in the quad and people can walk in and out of the buildings. Anyone can get in.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The basketball team was not that great. They always offer t-shirt and things for attending the games, but that doesn't tend to change the turnout. I think the biggest reason why the turnout is so low is that 90% of the school is commuter

4 College Freshman

Academics: It is a great school. The quad is roaring when the weather is nice. Professors are great! There is a large variety of classes offered. The workload all depends on the teacher, but all sciences it is quite heavy.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: I don't go to parties or clubs.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I am a commuter but it depends where you live on campus I hear. Many people like living in JST because the building is new and much nicer. Many do not like the commons building. Also, many people complain about the food in the cafe; they say it is nasty and gets old.


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Tejumade Durowade
Chicago, IL
Electrical Engineering
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The academic curriculum, the opportunities for research and international collaboration, and the cultural richness of the city are all things students come to love over the course of their experience at the University of Illinois at Chicago. From artists such as Ed Uhlir (who designed Millennium Park in Chicago) to professors conducting research in technologies that have come to affect people's everyday lives, UIC has and continues to produce many leaders in numerous areas of study. And although it has its flaws, UIC is always seeking to grow economically and academically.

Apart from its Research I Institution status, rigorous academic programs, and numerous internship and job opportunities, what further makes UIC unique is its ample diversity. Diversity in the student body and faculty, coupled with programs such as study abroad and student exchange, continue to propel UIC into becoming a world leader in technology, business, and politics, as well as in humanitarian and cultural affairs. Also, the opportunity to explore Chicago through the UIC Experience program allows students and staff to have fun and amazing adventures that create long-lasting friendships and memories. In the end, the success of UIC graduates in their future endeavors will always have its roots in the motto of the University: “A world class-education, in a world-class city.”

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