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Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
16,697
Total Undergrads
Including 1,292 Part-time
3,204
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 19 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AAA

Horizon League

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

7
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $105,551)
7
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $75,139)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 87 70 - -
Baseball 31 - - -
Basketball 17 19 - Yes
Gymnastics 24 16 - -
Soccer 36 - Yes -
Softball - 17 - -
Swimming and Diving 24 20 - -
Tennis 13 7 - -
Volleyball - 14 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Bowling - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 18.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 8.7%
Hispanic 13.8%
Non-resident alien 7.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.4%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 46.0%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
Performance Arts
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 15
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 37
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Student from Chicago, IL
  • 3
  • Because I am a commuter, I don't live in a dorm, but from what I hear, the dorms in the Commons aren't that great. The only good dorms are located…

  • Nov-11-2012 Read More
  • Bart from Deerfield, IL
  • 4
  • I haven't personally lived in the dorms, but lease an apartment near the school. It's mainly a commuter school so you'll meet a lot of people from the suburbs, but…

  • Jan-13-2012 Read More
  • Margaret from Chicago, IL
  • 4
  • the dorm life is very laid-back. it all depends on the people you meet. it is a commuter school so not that many dorm, and also many people go home…

  • Feb-02-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Mar-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining hall is decent. There are better places on campus to get food like Tropical Smoothie. They could have more options for people with gluten intolerance in the dining hall.

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  • 3
  • Julian from Palatine, IL
  • Feb-24-2014 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria at the dorms could defintely be better. Quite often, the students themselves complain about the availability of food and the menus. Besides this issue, UIC is located in Chicago, therefore, there is plenty of restaurants and food chains to choose from.

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  • 4
  • Endia from Chicago, IL
  • Feb-09-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm not picky, so I like most of the food. They always have certain things as a last resort if there's nothing appetizing, including a cereal station, hamburgers (and veggie burgers), and people who make sandwiches upon request. I just get a sandwich whenever everything else looks weird (and yes, that does happen).

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  • 1
  • Jessica from Chicago, IL
  • Feb-06-2014 I am a current student here

    In the cafeteria the food just doesn't look like food. But off campus you get greek town and little Italy food for dayyyys.

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  • 5
  • Francisco from Chicago, IL
  • Feb-04-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at the Caf or the West Campus Dining Hall is tasty and appropriate for the setting. You have a big salad bar, you make have someone make you a sandwich/wrap, choose from many yummy warm options that vary throughout the week. And if you don't dorm or want to eat something different, UIC is located in the heart of Chicago and you will not have a problem finding a great restaurant to relax and fill your belly up.

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  • 1
  • Shawn from Chicago, IL
  • Feb-02-2014 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria food is one downfall to this University. The cafeteria for the Commons and Courtyard is a buffet of food that does not use the freshest produce. Their meats are processed and fake, and usually their food is cold. Having an option between burgers and various unappetizing foods is not an option I want to pay $2,000-$3,000 a semester/year for.

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  • 3
  • Rana from Chicago, IL
  • Jan-08-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is okay. I typically choose to eat the vegan options even though I am not vegan. I heard the meat does not taste good, if not terrible.

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  • 3
  • UICStudent
  • Jan-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Don't dorm but it seems pretty decent according to other friends who do dorm.

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  • 3
  • Megan from Chicago, IL
  • Jan-04-2014 I am a current student here

    The cafeterias at Student Center East and James Stukel Towers are typically adequate throughout Monday morning-Friday morning, however due to UIC being a major commuter college, the food service tends to take a sharp decline on the weekends. This typically just probes students to find food from anywhere else in Chicago, which is nice for students to experience new things, and not be forced to always eat the cafeteria food. There are several places to eat right around or within UIC's campus.

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  • 3
  • Alex from Chicago, IL
  • Jan-01-2014 I am a current student here

    As a vegetarian, I felt that I was repetitive in my meals but sometimes we would get lucky and have different foods than we normally do. The food isn't bad but you mostly want to get there when they restock the trays since that's when they taste the best. They also have a sandwich bar where a worker makes sandwiches for you. The dining halls are usually clean and the workers are nice and love to interact with students.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Megan from Chicago, IL
  • Jan-04-2014 I am a current student here

    There is Greek Life present at the university, however they do not have their own housing, and are definitely not known for giving parties. They typically devote themselves to higher standards of academics, student service, and volunteer opportunities. People I know involved with the Greek Life on campus love their brothers/ sisters in their fraternities/ sororities, and would have joined all over again if given the choice.

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  • 0
  • Alex from Chicago, IL
  • Jan-01-2014 I am a current student here

    There are multiple ones to choose from! There are ones for service, ones regarding nationality, and ones for a certain career or profession.

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  • 0
  • Jurgen from Chicago, IL
  • Sep-22-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek town is less than a mile away so there are Greek restaurants stretching back to back for miles.

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