University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
4-year Public university


University of Illinois—Chicago is a public institution established in 1965 with urban setting located at Chicago. It is ranked 145 in National Universities in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its in-state tuition and fees are $13,764 (2018); out-of-state tuition and fees are $26,980 (2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 19,448. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#145 in National Universities
Location Chicago, Illinois
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1965
Selectivity Very Low
Size Large
19,448 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $13,764
Outstate Tuition Fee $26,980
Room and Board Fees $12,074
$52,200 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


74% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.29 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$14,792 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$13,795 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $40,454
95% Students with need received Financial Aid
61% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

President's Award Program
Total Worth $5,000 per year
Eligibility incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria based on a combination of factors, including high school record, standardized test scores and a comprehensive review of all application materials.
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Kerr Scholarship
Total Worth Full In-State tuition and fees
Details Renewable up to four years
Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship
Total Worth $2,000
Details For sophomores, juniors students in any major


19,448 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Large
80% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
57% Students graduate within 6 years