University Of Illinois At Chicago

University Of Illinois At Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago is a state-funded public research university located in Chicago, Illinois. It was initially established as the Chicago College of Pharmacy in 1859. The University of Illinois was then chartered in 1867, in Champaign-Urbana, as the state's land-grant university. Finally, in 1961, several medical schools in Illinois joined the university forming the institution as we see it today. It currently offers admission to over 20,000 students every year. The school offers majors in mathematics, science, and medicine.

The university's sports teams are referred to as the UIC Flames. Sparky D. Dragon is the official mascot of the team. The school offers sports programs for both men and women in track and field, basketball, and baseball.

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University of Illinois at Chicago
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Chicago , IL 60607
General Phone: (312) 996-7000

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UIC Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,011business management, accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, MIS, management science, marketing
Medicine838neuroscience, dentistry, endodontology, oral surgery, orthodontology, pediatric dentristry, periodontics, prosthodontics, advanced dentistry, ...
Liberal Arts709Latin American studies, German studies, African-American studies, minority and gender studies, linguistics, Slavic languages, Polish language, French language, Italian language, ...
Science527biology, biochemistry, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, microbiology and immunology, physiology, pharmacology, bioinformatics, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, ...
Engineering456engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering
Therapy and Counseling446psychology, educational psychology, physical therapy
Education and Teaching368curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational supervision, special ed, elementary school teaching, art education, English teaching, math teaching, chemistry teaching, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine292registered nursing, nursing science
Family and Social Work247public administration, public policy analysis, social work
Architecture and Planning196architecture, urban planning, architectural services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy183exercise science, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, dietitian
Computer Science and Engineering170information science, computer science, computer engineering
Security and Law Enforcement136criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Media83communication studies
Mathematics74mathematics, applied mathematics courses, statistics, mathematics and computer science
Design63industrial design, graphic design, design and applied arts
Medical Administration50medical records admin, pharmacy courses, health services administration, medical illustrator
Fine Arts48fine arts, art history and criticism
Photography and Commercial Art24cinematography, photography, film and photography
Religion and Philosophy23philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts14drama, stagecraft
Real Estate and Construction Management12real estate

Number of programs and degrees for UIC in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree1,74265
Bachelor's degree3,32369
Doctor's degree31550
First-professional degree5583
First-professional certificate296
Post-master's certificate21
Postbaccalaureate certificate111

UIC Student Body

In 2007-2008, UIC had a total enrollment of 25,747 students (22,396 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 60%
Graduate 31%
First Professional 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 46%
Black 9%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 19%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 19%
20-21 19%
22-24 25%
25-29 20%
30-34 8%
35-39 4%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

UIC Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %
Part-Time 18 %

UIC Room and Board (2007)

UIC offers campus housing for 3,800 of its 22,396 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Chicago, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

UIC Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal2127
ACT Math2127
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT7%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT98%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

UIC Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,716
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,106
Room and board $ 8,744
Room charge $ 6,144
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,600
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 3,314

Financial Aid:
UIC participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 177600)

UIC Faculty

UIC has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track174183
Non-tenured and not on tenure track354344

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year27$155,69411$124,624
Associate professorcalendar year21$105,46022$96,055
Assistant professorcalendar year31$91,84245$84,945
Instructorcalendar year1*5$74,971
No academic rankcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year82$115,43483$92,547

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year231$115,79382$113,863
Associate professoracademic year182$84,675121$80,613
Assistant professoracademic year137$74,721164$70,370
Instructoracademic year4$55,81222$56,184
Lectureracademic year67$39,68859$34,920
No academic rankacademic year0*5$44,376
All faculty totalacademic year621$89,015453$75,386

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UIC Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Horizon League
Baseball Horizon League
Track Horizon League

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports6662128

UIC Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Architecture and Related Services, Other
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Design and Applied Arts, Other
Graphic Design
Industrial Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Health Occupations Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering, General
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies & Archaeology
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
German Studies
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Polish Language and Literature
Political Science and Government, General
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs

Applied Mathematics, Other
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Services Administration
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other

Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Endodontics/Endodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy (MS, PhD)
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery (Cert, MS, PhD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics (Cert, MS, PhD)
Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
Physics, General
Physiology, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Educational Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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