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University of Illinois at Chicago Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,292 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 19 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Horizon League

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $105,551)
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 -


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%
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
  • 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
  • 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Leslie from Chicago, IL
  • Dec-08-2017 I am a current student here

    Like I said I do not dorm here but I did get a chance to try their food because of the orientation overnight. I felt like all I ate was pizza for lunch and dinner. Maybe this is because I am a picky eater. Breakfast was good though.

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  • 4
  • Summer from Cary, IL
  • Feb-21-2017 I am a current student here

    Some days are better than others. There are always burgers, pizza, eggs, and chicken and then all of the other stuff is new each day. Most of the time it's good but obviously not everything is going to be perfect.

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  • 4
  • filip from lake zurich, il
  • Jun-19-2016 I am a current student here

    food and dining is typically good quality, though some days are better than others. there are certain foods that are served everyday such as eggs, burgers, hot dogs, and chicken. each day there is a different "main entree" for lunch and dinner, which can range from baked mac and cheese to chinese or mexican themed food.

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  • 3
  • Nneka from Bolingbrook, IL
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    There is a nice variety of food and the hours the cafeteria is open are very convenient. It stays open until 12am which is perfect for when you need late night coffee or just a break from studying. The food tastes flavorful and vegetarians have tasty options.

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  • 4
  • Cristian from Melrose Park, IL
  • Nov-17-2015 I am a current student here

    While the handmade food on campus taste like plastic, the only other option is to eat from the fast food stands that they have like Wendy's or Subways. However, to get some decent food to eat, you go a bit off campus (walking distance) and can find several restaurants that serve food you might find to your liking.

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  • 1
  • Abigail from Chicago, IL
  • Jun-20-2015 I am a current student here

    Overall the food from the cafeteria is bland, greasy, and unappealing, with limited options. The quality of the food for the price you pay is laughable, hence my reasoning for my previous comments. The daily options for lunch and dinner include greasy, flavorless pizza; sandwich bar (eh); cereal; vegetarian/vegan option; cardboard-esk french fries; barely seasoned, grilled chicken breast; grilled cheese; build-your-own, overcooked cheeseburger; and then the daily special. The whole experience is very underwhelming.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • filip from lake zurich, il
  • Jun-19-2016 I am a current student here

    i can't speak for greek life since i don't participate in it, but it has grown in the last few years and my friends say nothing but good things about it.

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  • 0
  • Yousef from Chicago, IL
  • Jun-08-2015 I am a current student here

    UIC is literally in Greek town. haha. Honestly, I haven't joined any sororities. But major related societies are fun.

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  • 0
  • Deonte' from CrestHill, IL
  • Jun-18-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Greek life is not technically standard, however is existent. While there are no Fraternity/Sorority houses there are indeed Greek organizations. These organizations serve to give back to the tarnished communities of Chicago and to instill a spirit or bonding and community in the school and Chicago.

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  • 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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