University of Illinois at Chicago


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Illinois


The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a public university located on three urban campuses in Chicago. UIC ranks well among the nation's research universities. The university is perhaps best known for its medical school, but it also has much to offer undergraduates including a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. In athletics, the UIC Flames compete in the NCAA Division I Horizon League. The soccer and baseball teams have met with a lot of success in recent years.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Criminal Justice, Finance, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Management, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 25835
Total Grad Students: 9029
Undergraduate Students: 16806
Faculty: 1941

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1

Percent Male: 48%
Percent Female: 52%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 25%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

601 S Morgan
Chicago Illinois 60607


Main Email:

Main Phone: 312-996-3000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Heather Christine McCallister
Assistant Director for Transfer Recruitment , Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Heather Christine McCallister
Assistant Director for Transfer Recruitment , Office of Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
Malinda K. Lorkovich
Assistant Director, International Admissions

Athletics Contact:
James W. Schmidt
Athletic Director, Athletics Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
There is a minimum GPA requirement of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) for transfer admission consideration.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The minimum grade required for transfer credit is a C.

Credits (Min/Max):
If you have fewer than 24 transferable semester hours, you must apply as a freshman. A maximimum credits accepted from a 2-year institution is 60. You must earn 30 semester hours at UI Chicago to earn a bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
Official standardized test scores are not required for transfer admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
UI Chicago does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
While a personal statement is not required, it is recommended.

Application Fee:
There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
Most colleges and departments require a higher minimum GPA, additional credit hours, and the completion of some specific core, first-year courses. Some also require separate application deadlines.

Fall Deadline:
March 31

Spring Deadline:
October 15

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 26
English 21 27
Math 21 27
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 450 600
Math 500 650
Writing 480 610

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 6275

Transfers Accepted: 2588

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 41%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 63%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -22%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1400

Other Expenses: 3628

Room and Board: 10194

Tuition and Fees: 25046

Total Cost: 40268

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 12656

Total Cost – In-State: 27878

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer students must have completed at least 12 credit hours at UIC in order to be eligible for most scholarship awards. For Financial Aid complete a FAFSA by March 1. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 312-996-3126.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5994

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 80%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 60%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 48%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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