University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed
  • Hispanic-Serving Institution

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
77%
Acceptance Rate
18,768
Students Applied
56%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
3365
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 June 1, 2018
Spring Regular Decision October 1, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
81%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
Countries Represented
65
93%
Submitting ACT
8%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1150
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
550
75th
680
Reading
25th
530
75th
650
3.30
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
19%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
25
Top 25%
58
Top 50%
89
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
967
$30k - $48k
533
$48k - $75k
418
$75k - $110k
278
$110k+
223

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 312-996-4350
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
Get out of those bad study habits such as waiting to the last minute to write a paper because it's alot of work and reading. Get involved with different activites or clubs and I would consider living in the dorms, I personally don't live there but have friends that do and it's a good experience.
Elizabeth from Chicago, IL
Make sure you research UIC and see if it is right for you. Once you commit to a college, it becomes your second home. Choose wisely and look into whether they're programs will meet your needs. Don't think Am I right for UIC? but instead question yourself Is UIC right for me? You are investing in your future and your college should fit your needs. UIC has definitely fit my needs and I consider it a great investment in my future. Therefore, it was my first and last choice.
Henna from Harvey, IL
One should apply early at UIC. Especially if you are dorming, the application needs to be in as soon as possible so that you will be able to get the best room possible.
Karin from Bonfield, IL
Utilize all the resources that are available; they can be a great asset when looking for an internship and job towards your major.
Zubair from Chicago, IL
my advice is to live on campus as opposed to commuting if financially possible. it is much easier to make friends and get involved on campus. i commuted my first year and at the end of the year i hadn't really made any friends. it also makes it easier to get work done since you are not spending the time commuting.

get to know your professors. office hours have been incredibly helpful in the past with clarifying concepts and explaining them in a different way to make it easier to understand. if you see them outside of class walking by say hi, there is no reason not to and it makes you more likable.

go to class. it is so tempting to skip class since attendance isn't mandatory, and some professors post their notes online post lecture. but you rid yourself of the opportunity to ask questions in class or hear any announcements your professor might make regarding an exam or assignment.

filip from lake zurich, il
You have to be proactive in order to get the most out of college, especially here at UIC. This is because UIC offers so many events, workshops, but they are not mandatory, so if you want to meet people who have similar interests, it's up to you to go and meet them.
Student from Chicago, IL
Go to class! Many students don't attend class because they think they know everything, it's boring, or they are too tired, but that is only going to hurt you in the end. Hey, if you're paying to be here, utilize everything UIC offers. It will be very beneficial.
Kristen from Lansing, IL
Make sure to learn time management. It can be hectic taking a full load of science courses, especially if you are a pre-professional school applicant. Make sure to ask for help BEFORE it's too late. Many TA's and Professors are willing to help students who know how to ask for it nicely and in a timely manner
KN major.
Enjoy yourself! Plus, make friends with students who know how to study! Study for your classes all the time so you don't end up cramming at the last minute...it never works! Also, give yourself set times to quit the books and relax!
Mary from Orland Park, IL
Don't skip class. Do your homework on time. Don't procrastinate. Get involved in clubs and organizations.
Megan from Grayslake, IL