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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
  • 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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  • 2
  • Michael from Champaign, IL
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is bland and some times. At certain points the food would actually taste really good. The people who work there are really nice.

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  • 4
  • Jorge from Chicago, IL
  • Dec-17-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a wide variety of shops and restaurants that offer plenty of choices to eat here. There is something for everyone as restaurants from every major cultural background one can think of have setup all around the campus. That being said it can eat at your wallet if your not careful and the walk is a ways off from the lecture halls but you are guarantied have a new experience every weekend.

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  • 5
  • Bill, from chicago
  • Nov-06-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food at campus is very delicious. There are many restaurant close to the campus that are very highly regarded. I recommend trying new food around the campus.

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  • 4
  • Jose from Chicago, IL
  • Oct-28-2014 I am a current student here

    The food served at UIC are of the the most delicious, and some healthy, meals to request as well as some well known restaurants nearby the university grounds.

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  • 5
  • Deonte' from CrestHill, IL
  • Jun-18-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There are an abundance of dining halls and areas to buy food on campus. Subway, Dunkin' Donuts, Wendy's and more restaurants are among the most famous for students, especially those on a budget. However, there are also an array of restaurants and shops to find food of campus in Chicago's Greek and Mexican neighborhoods.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 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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  • 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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