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Reviews 2577 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Junior

Diversity: There is a wide variety of every type of student. Whether it comes to race, sexual orientation, nationality,etc. By in large, everyone is accepted.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: No one really cares if you do drugs. Just new policies have effected enforcing no tobacco use.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: For the majority, professors at UIC are vary passionate about their work and work hard in order for all of the students to understand the topic. There is a wide variety of courses available. The classes vary in size from 10 to 500 students.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: A degree from this school is pretty valuable. There are many businesses around that know UIC well and are likely to hire prospects with a UIC degree

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are great facilities that provide services to aid and protect an individuals health; however, they don't take an initiate to prevent injuries or illnesses. Other than sexual assault, the UIC police and CAN take those matters seriously

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My overall experience has been great. Though my academics have challenged me significantly, I have seen myself grow in many ways. In learning to schedule courses, I learned more about my study habits as well as lifestyle habits. In having to engage and actively pursue professors, I gained a great appreciation for those with large amounts of patience. And going along with that, seeing how my teacher's assistants have gone above and beyond for me at times has really shown me how to engage with others in the learning setting and has further inspired me to pursue a career in the medical field.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think so long you are willing to put in the time and effort to go out and seek the opportunities presented to students, you can most definitely find something that you want and or need. Several of my friends and colleagues have actively sought out research positions as well as gotten jobs on campus all through connections such as our academic advisors or fellows.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It happens a lot as we are a campus located directly in the city and right off the train stations. Overall, I would say so long you know where you are and what time you are going out and are aware, you will be okay. However, that is not to say that things do not happen to students.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is fair. It is convenient and definitely recommended for freshman as it adds to the "college freshman experience" but in now way is enforced which I think is a plus as several of us are on financial aid and housing can rack up a lot of expenses.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life at UIC is average. There are a few sororities and fraternities that are on campus and they are well advertised on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Though I myself am not heavily involved in sports on campus, I have participated in an intramural volleyball team and found the experience both rewarding and fun. I love that intramurals are encouraged and that it is a way for people to connect whether you have the same passions or whether you just want to be a little active throughout the week. I think something I gained from doing a team sport is a sense of community. As a commuter, it can be hard to find a way to connect with people but in doing a sport once a week, not only is it a relaxed and fun atmosphere, but a great way to make new friends.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My overall experience at school so far has been great. While it has been challenging, both academically and socially, it has taught me a lot about myself as well as how to manage time and use other life skills. One of my favorite experiences has been taking new classes that I never would have thought to taken and being able to expand my interests. Something that makes my school unique would be the fact that 85% of us are commuters and therefore a lot of us connect via commuting and living off campus. I think this is something that has furthered my college experience as it has taught me how to be efficient with my time and at the same time, learn about my city as I am walking to campus every day. Overall, I wouldn't change a thing and am very happy with my decision in coming to UIC as I have found that it is the perfect mix of a diverse student body and unique experiences.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UIC is a great school overall. There are many little flaws that I can personally overlook.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: All of the factors stated above are so-so and not noteworthy.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: UIC is in the city. So you have to be in groups and you'll be safe.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I had rats in my dorm room. Enough said about UIC housing.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life on campus is a joke and is very race specific.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics is non-exsistent at UIC. So don't attend the college if you're looking for sports.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professor are great, along with the students. The campus is very diverse and you will feel very welcomed there.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus is very safe, I feel comfortable walking alone across campus at any time of day or night. There are resources if you feel threatened on campus and they are very helpful. However, the area is not the best and there are often crimes miles near or around campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I had an amazing campus housing experience my freshman year. I had a great dorm, an awesome roommate, chill people that lived in the halls and around the entire complex, and RA's that were caring and understanding. The only thing that ruined it was the food in the cafeteria.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: My best friend freshman year rushed an amazing sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon. I got to experience some of her activities and how she gave back to the community and I found myself jealous. Because of this, I want to rush this upcoming fall and be able to show off my abilities and support the community.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am unfamiliar with athletics because I myself am not involved with them. However, I love to support my school's teams, such as our amazing soccer team to the Flames' basketball team.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Because I am an out of state student at UIC, I was amazed at UIC's diversity. Chicago is such a unique city and having a campus that is right in it truly makes a difference. The classes and teachers are just as diverse as the students; for example, there are a variety of different options for many types of classes. From gender studies to biology, the possibilities are endless. I am very pleased with my experience at UIC and am very excited to continue my education here.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors are great and offer great advice. They are professionals in their field and have good insight to provide for students interested in their field.


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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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