Location
Chicago, IL
Undergrads
15,381
Tuition (in-state)
$25,512 ($13,122)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the Psychology and Criminology professors. They are friendly and have taught me a lot.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I know that there are a lot of opportunities that UIC has to offer, they set up career fairs and many other types of things like that.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: I am double majoring in Psychology and Criminology and I know there are people there to help me and guide me to good opportunities.

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Majors: I have never had an internship.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I dormed my freshman year at courtyard. It was close to my classes and a pretty nice dorm.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Nightlife: The parties are fun, it's a good time being in the city.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Facilities: The activities and clubs offered seem fun, just not for me.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are helpful but you must approach them to gain insight on your problems.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: When in UIC it is smart to make connections with people in your area of expertise. The staff at UIC are very good in helping you find individuals that have been successful in the same field you are attempting to join.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It is a very good balance between strict and not strict. Menial aspects such as dorm visitation ate not highly stressed, however aspects such as honor code are highly stressed.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: At UIC the sporting teams have the backing of most of the students at the campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: The dining in the student center is great because not only is it a collection of amazing restaurants, they keep their food fresh constantly, there are healthy and not so healthy options, and anyone can find what they like. The pricing is lower than what you would find outside of the college area, and when students get tired of their mess hall food, they can get something different.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: SIU is not MIT, but based on what I have seen so far, the staff at the campus is super friendly, and they always try to help students out whenever they can.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Siu is a Tier 1 Research school, and as I am part of a small niche of physics majors, there are endless opportunities to find myself internships and research jobs.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: The dining of campus tastes great, and they are great places to hang out as well. As many employees are college students, The staff is always friendly and the student discounts are awesome.

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Everyone at SIU knows football is awesome, go SALUKIS

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Party scene as in parties thrown by the students absolutely sucks, but parties and bars and places to hang out for students in Chicago... the options are endless.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We have greek life, but it's practically non-existant at my university. No one discusses or really talks about it nor is there any interaction between student body and the Greek frats and sororities.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The registration process was very complicated. The set-up and new system where one needs to pick classes and decide on individual times before knowing if it's available in a schedule is very confusing. The workload isn't bad however, and it's easily understandable. The library is the best place to study.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: It's great because everything is so easy. The possibility to get an A is huge, but the enthusiasm and interest generated by professors is lacking.

3 College Senior

Academics: I wish there were more opportunities.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: It's just a big headache, and the financial aid office isn't much help.

4 College Senior

Facilities: Student life is pretty fun, there's something for everyone.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Not too strict, quite liberal.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Good for the average athlete.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Tejumade Durowade
Hometown
Chicago, IL
Major
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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